21 Dec 2013

Tagata O Te Moana for 21 December 2013

From Tagata o te Moana, 5:30 pm on 21 December 2013

Papua New Guinea's Speaker is standing firm on his plan to remove traditional cultural artefacts from parliament building; People stuck on islands that are fast disappearing in Bougainville want off but they are waiting for new houses on Bougainville's main island; A cyclist claims the Indonesian media distorted his comments on the plight of West Papuan political prisoners; PNG sorcery-related killings described as 'silent epidemic'; The cost to the Cook Islands government of continued flights to LA and Sydney; Solomon Islands MP pushes for Weather Coast rehabilitation; Australian 'big four' banks stopping remittances to Pacific called unjustified; UN helping all in PNG to harness benefits of resource wealth.