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Island sands to city crimes: Pacific Island youth in crisis

Sent to Australia to take advantage of education opportunities, young Pacific Islanders find themselves adrift from their close community ties, lost in an alien culture¬†that offers¬†drugs they’ve never had access to before. When they get into trouble with police, cultural misunderstandings only make things worse. By SHANI REN WILLIAMS At 17, Fijian Duncan Jackson* was … Continue reading Island sands to city crimes: Pacific Island youth in crisis