Repatriation

Duterte renews his call to end the Kafala system

President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday denounced the persistence of the controversial Kafala program which monitors and restricts the movements of migrant workers. In his recorded speech to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Duterte renewed his call for the complete …

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The crew change crisis is getting worse

Anglo-Eastern Univan CEO Bjorn Hojgaard took to LinkedIn over the weekend to express his frustration that the crew change crisis was “getting worse, not better” and said ports and the nations were to blame. “The way we treat seafarers in 2021 is absolutely shameful. Since the start of the pandemic, …

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