19 May 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 20 May 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 6:00 pm on 19 May 2017

The author of a book about a deported former Solomon Islands attorney general Julian Moti says Australia's apology to him was weak; Papua New Guinea's police commissioner has defended his decision to engage with an American security firm and consider their services to train local police and other security forces in preparation for PNG hosting the APEC summit next year; Questions have been raised over the quiet closure of Fiji's defacto embassy in Taiwan; A Manus Island refugee has warned that closing the detention centre will leave men destitute in PNG; Remote and uninhabited south Pacific island, Henderson island, revealed as having the highest density of plastic rubbish in the world; Tonga Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva made the shock announcement this week that his government was planning to withdraw the country from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games; Transparency International Papua New Guinea says authorities need to rethink the way correctional services in the country are run; The Fiji government has announced a cyclone bailout package for sugar cane growers while taking a swipe at the media and politicians for politicising the industry.