Controversy rages over new Indian Citizenship Bill

Controversy rages over new Indian Citizenship Bill

Venkat Raman Violence, rallies, burning of vehicles, protest marches and a postponed Summit with Japan are among the aftermath of new controversial legislation passed by the two houses of Parliament and ratified by the President in India last week. The international press has criticised The Citizens (Amendment) Bill 2019 as ‘an insult to India’s 200 million Muslims’ as the new…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is a time to give, love and promote goodwill and understanding. In the Western world including New Zealand, it is the beginning of the holiday season. Millions of New Zealanders, irrespective of their otherwise religious and social beliefs, would mark the occasion with gaiety and fun. We offer our choicest greetings to our advertisers, readers, contributors and well-wishers and…

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Faafoi admits ‘doing the dumb immigration thing’

Faafoi admits ‘doing the dumb immigration thing’

But he will keep his ministerial portfolios Craig McCulloch Cabinet minister Kris Faafoi has apologised to the Prime Minister for his messages to Jason Kerrison regarding an immigration case, but will not lose his job. Mr Faafoi is in hot water after Newshub published messages between him and the Opshop frontman, discussing the musician’s step-father’s declined immigration case. The messages show Mr…

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New guidelines on Relationship Visas issued

New guidelines on Relationship Visas issued

Many declined applications being reconsidered Venkat Raman The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has issued new guidance to Immigration New Zealand staff on assessing various types of visa applications that involve a relationship component. This would include how to assess temporary bona fide requirements. These guidelines follow the recent changes to the ‘Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa Category.’…

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Pacific youth support Climate Action Campaign

Pacific youth support Climate Action Campaign

Bainimarama calls for aggressive action in Spain Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has urged the youth in the Pacific to raise their voices and build relationship with their counterparts globally to establish Climate Action coalitions of the future. Delivering the keynote address at the High-Level Talanoa Session on ‘Ambitious Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) with Pacific Youths at the 2019 UN…

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New Zealanders keen on multiple investments

New Zealanders keen on multiple investments

Venkat Raman Fiji is becoming a major attraction for investors from New Zealand, which Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum would encourage the government to offer incentives and support in varied forms. Speaking at the Twelfth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2019 held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at SkyCity Convention Centre, he said that Fiji was ‘open for business,’ offering…

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