27 Jan 2018

Tagata o te Moana for 27 January 2018

From Tagata o te Moana, 7:10 am on 27 January 2018

Social media is being blamed for fanning the flames of sorcery-related attacks in Papua New Guinea; Recent high-profile attacks have highlighted how PNG's problem with belief in sorcery is spiralling out of control; Ongoing concerns about dengue in Samoa and the region; Vanuatu prepares to ban single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes by the end of Jan; Some Australia detained refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island flew out of Port Moresby bound for United States resettlement; Fears of genetic mutations in French Polynesia because of nuclear tests; Security stepped up at Hindu temples in Fiji in the wake of attacks over the last month; New Zealand pharmacists build support to improve Pacific health; A Tongan women's advocate continues to rally more support for human rights treaties; and Tuvalu school's biogas and solar energy project wins an award.