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Pacific nations want to review numbers on the RSE scheme

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Pacific nations want to review numbers on the RSE scheme

- Tuvalu's prime minister said offering more opportunity for skilled workers in New Zealand will help move his country towards self sufficiency. Enele Sopoaga is in New Zealand for a Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme conference in Blenheim. Mr Sopoaga said the current scheme is important, but enhances a dependency mentality and does not offer enough benefit to the Pacific. "Expanding the RSE to allow skilled qualified workers, who are in demand in New Zealand, will help move the scheme to one of partnership", he said
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Tuvalu PM seeks to expand employment opportunities in NZ

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Tuvalu PM seeks to expand employment opportunities in NZ

- Tuvalu's prime minister said he would like to see the sectors of employment available to his people in New Zealand expanded. Enele Sopoaga is in New Zealand for a Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme conference in Blenheim. Tuvalu currently provides 81 seasonal workers to New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture sectors. Mr Sopoaga said he would like this to change with more opportunity for skilled workers
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Tuvalu's PM says relocating is not answer to climate change

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Tuvalu's PM says relocating is not answer to climate change

- Tuvalu's Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga strongly believes that relocating to another country is not the answer to climate change. Responding to the offer by Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Mr Sopoaga said Fiji was Tuvalu's second home. At the opening of the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Event at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Monday, Mr Bainimarama said Fiji would continue to stand with Tuvalu and Kiribati
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Tuvaluans and i-Kiribati promised a home in Fiji

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Tuvaluans and i-Kiribati promised a home in Fiji

- Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama says people who leave Tuvalu and Kiribati because of climate change will be allowed to settle permanently in Fiji. In a speech at climate action talks in Suva he said he expected the United States to do the same for Marshall Islanders because of their historical ties. The island groups are low lying and already suffering from sea level rise
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Tuvalu PM says US move "distressing and destructive"

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Tuvalu PM says US move "distressing and destructive"

- The Prime Minister of Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga says the US withdrawal from a landmark global climate change deal is distressing, destructive and will affect relations between the two countries. The US president Donald Trump has announced the US is pulling out of the Paris Agreement, struck in 2015, which seeks to address global warming. Tuvalu has been suffering changing weather patterns, coastal erosion and salt water inundation as a result of climate change and Mr Sopoaga has been among Pacific island leaders speaking out internationally
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Tuvalu PM calls for action over shipping emissions

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Tuvalu PM calls for action over shipping emissions

- Tuvalu's prime mininister says more needs to be done to account for emissions from the global shipping industry. At a regional transport forum in Tonga last week, Enele Sopoaga said the industry contributed a significant amount of greenhouse gases, but there was currently no model to account for them. He said that while shipping companies had made some improvements, such as introducing more fuel-efficient ships, more needs to be done
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Tuvalu watches anxiously as Trump changes US climate policy

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Tuvalu watches anxiously as Trump changes US climate policy

- While rising seas nibble away at fast eroding shores and saltwater intrudes the thin coral atolls, shrivelling crops and contaminating water supplies, the people of Tuvalu are watching. The roughly 10,000 people of the low-lying nation, who are already battling the impacts of rising sea levels and changing weather conditions, are watching the climate change debate re-emerge in the United States with anxiety over whether or not President Donald Trump will follow through on his promise to remove his country from the landmark Paris Agreement
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Tuvalu’s Deputy P.M. on fact finding mission

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Tuvalu’s Deputy P.M. on fact finding mission

- The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Tuvalu, Maatia Toafa, is in the country. He is here to learn more about the arrangement between Samoa and his country in relation to Tui Samoa Cable. In the beginning of the month, the government had initiated negotiations with Tokelau and Tuvalu over the possibility of connecting the three countries by submarine cable
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More teachers from Fiji for Tuvalu

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More teachers from Fiji for Tuvalu

- teachers from Fiji are heading to Tuvalu next month after an agreement signed between the two countries yesterday. Fourteen teachers from Fiji are already working in Tuvalu and another 16 will go next month under the Fiji Volunteer Service Scheme. Tuvalu's High Commissioner to Fiji Temate Melitiana said the programme, which started in 2014, has had a positive effect on education in Tuvalu
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NZ calls for Pacific applicants for immigration ballot

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NZ calls for Pacific applicants for immigration ballot

- New Zealand's Immigration officials are encouraging people in Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji to register if they want to win residence in this country. Each year up to 1100 Samoan citizens, 250 Tongan and Fijian citizens and 75 Kiribati and Tuvaluan citizens are selected by ballot to be considered for residence in New Zealand. The ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category takes place throughout April
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Grab bags help in Tuvalu sea rescue

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Grab bags help in Tuvalu sea rescue

- The importance of small boat safety in the region is being reiterated by the Pacific Community after the successful rescue of two fishermen in Tuvalu. The Tuvaluans, Semi Saaga and Foe Taalava, were trolling off Fuafatu in Funafuti in February when their lines got tangled up in their propellor. After failing to restart or get help via radio, the pair set off the personal locator beacon in their donated 'grab bag'
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Taiwan and Tuvalu remain solid

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Taiwan and Tuvalu remain solid

- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the credentials of Tuvalu's new Ambassador to Taiwan, Limasene Teatu. Thanking Tuvalu for its continuous support for Taiwan's bid to join the United Nations, Tsai said that it's been 38 years since diplomatic relations were established between the two. Tsai said Taiwan will help Tuvalu achieve the goal of being powered entirely through renewable energy by 2020 as a way to participate in the
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Tuvalu lauded for human rights focus

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Tuvalu lauded for human rights focus

- The Secretariat of the Pacific Community says Tuvalu is leading the way in the Pacific by establishing a national plan on human rights. Tuvalu's Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga spearheaded the plan, which aims to enshrine human rights in the country's development priorities. The Pacific Community's senior human rights advisor, Romulo Nayacalevu, said Tuvalu is the first country in the Pacific to launch such a document. Mr Nayacalevu said human rights
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Tuvalu launches human rights plan

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Tuvalu launches human rights plan

- Tuvalu has become one of the first Pacific countries to launch a national plan on human rights. The national action plan was launched by the prime minister Enele Sopoaga and aims to enshrine human rights in the country's development priorities. Mr Sopoaga said the plan was the outcome of consultations with government departments, NGOs and communities to identify human rights priorities. He said it meant that the marginalised, the old
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