29 Oct 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 29 October 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 29 October 2016

Human rights advocates are hoping an admission by the Fiji Prime Minister that the country has issues with torture and violence will trigger major changes; the lawyer representing asylum seekers detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is working on a new application to return the detainees to Australia; the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation has been reported to the police for allegedly racist and inflammatory content on one of its TV shows; trade negotiators, NGO leaders and economists discuss the best combination of trade and aid to lift people out of poverty; Niue wants a say on international issues and is planning to seek membership of the United Nations; there are fears capping the number of foreign workers allowed into the Northern Marianas could hold back the US territory's booming economy; Past recipients of a government award recognising high-achieving pacific youth are striving to turnaround poor statistics in socio-economic and education rates for Pasifika; the home and church are being promoted as places to help the endangered Tokelauan language survive.

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