17 Dec 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 17 December 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 8:10 am on 17 December 2016

A decolonisation plebiscite on Guam that was due to be held last month is likely to be deferred to 2018; A real estate agent says Fiji is still "open for business" despite laws that threaten foreign land owners with fines or imprisonment; The environmental group, WWF, regrets the failure of a European Union move to place limits on shark finning at last week's meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Cannery workers in American Samoa will have few job options following the cannery's closure; The Fiji Rugby Union has come under fire from all quarters after it emerged that their highly accomplished sevens team was playing without contracts; Allowing one percent of Pacific citizens to work in Australia would deliver greater benefit than Australia's entire aid programme, according to new research; Niue Honey are the winners of two golds and an international best in show at the UK's National Honey Show.