27 May 2017

Tagata o te Moana for 27 May 2017

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:00 pm on 27 May 2017

Four Nepalese men are stuck on a rickety boat in the Federated States of Micronesia nearly a year after they were given refugee status; Papua New Guinea's police force is feeling the pinch with manpower and capacity shortcomings as it confronts major security challenges; Pacific researchers have joined together to produce the first framework aimed at preventing Tongan youth in New Zealand committing suicide; Men detained by Australia on Manus Island say they requested asylum from New Zealand as its not safe to settle in Papua New Guinea; It's almost one year since Australia unilaterally removed Norfolk Island's autonomy and replaced it with a regional council under the control of New South Wales; Samoans living in New Zealand continue to practice many of their cultural traditions but not without challenges; A French Polynesian environmentalist helping the proponents of a floating island in the territory says it's likely to mean little harm to the environment; The Tongan Olympic Committee says the government's decision to withdraw its support for hosting the 2019 Pacific Games doesn't add up.

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