Errors take their toll on migrants

Kamil Lakshman – Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently changed its working system to achieve consistency in decision-making, become more efficient, minimise errors, and reduce staff and branches. But none of these changes addressed the perennial problem of the mind-set of decision makers. As the number of applications rises and thousands of decisions are made, there is bound to be a…

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Torrential rains take their toll in Tamil Nadu

Diana Varachi –  Another year has passed and the fireworks have been watched. The Guardian called 2015 the ‘Year of Living Dangerously’ with many socio-political events marking the headlines and appearing on different newsfeeds. Migration of people displaced from their war-torn home countries, artificially created islands in the South China Sea for greater regional power and the long overdue, long-term…

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