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Wednesday 18 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has opted for the choice of issuing Government bonds as part of its financing plan for its 2014/15 budget. - Tatafu Moeaki, CEO, Ministry of Finance and National Planning.
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Sunday 15 June 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The $26M to be collected from the sales of “Government Bonds” I suppose is a novel idea for Tonga. For transparency sakes, bond sales should first be explained to the folks in detail. We wouldn’t want another “Passport Sales” fiasco, do we? - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
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Tuesday 14 January 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Lo’au University is introducing Tonga to the benefits of having access to a huge amounts of information. It brings university education to more students, young and old, and to the villages and islands, at much affordable costs. - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
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Monday 25 November 2013
Suva, Fiji
News of radioactive water at Fukushima to be dumped into the Pacific ocean is alarming. Our beloved Pacific ocean that our livelihoods depend on is becoming a nukes waste dump. – Nilesh Goundar.
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Saturday 9 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I can’t recall the last time that we took to the streets after beating our cousins in the Cook Islands in any sport. The street celebration in Nuku’alofa which followed a lack-lustre performance by a team which on paper promised so much but delivered so little is difficult to comprehend. – Sefita Hao’uli.
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Monday 23 September 2013
Germany
Tonga is a beautiful country and we would love to come back one day- if there is a better and improved airline system. We had two fantastic weeks in Tongatapu and Ha’apai but the last two days have been a nightmare - what upset us the most was the fact that no one seemed to care - the airline has to know that it cannot go on like that! - Simone Eisenbarth
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Thursday 22 August 2013
USA
In my view, it is unfortunate that the Deputy PM Mr. Samiu Vaipulu lashed out strongly at the NZ government…. In my view, these undiplomatic threatening tones are unnecessary and unproductive. Remember Tongan Government, there is an old saying, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. – Meteliko Tuaileva.
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Sunday 11 August 2013
USA,
In my view as a Tongan from America and was involved with the Olympic Games of 1984 in Los Angeles California, I can tell you that you can do it. – Meteliko Tuaileva.
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Friday 9 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It will cost Tonga $USD70 million to host the 2019 Pacific Games, but the Tongan tax payers will contribute less than one tenth of that amount. $USD50 million has been earmarked for capital and infrastructure development and $USD20 million for operational cost. - ‘Ahongalu Fusimalohi.
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Sunday 28 July 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The consideration by leaders to close two legacy Boys boarding schools in Tonga, needs “cool heads” and “calm hearts”. – Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
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Monday 22 July 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
This problematic “school boys violence” is now a serious social problem. We can no longer treat these events with emotional feelings, and the old tired conclusions (peacemaking: fakamelino), which have not worked for over 50 years. - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Wednesday 10 July 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
I am surprised by the reaction from within Tonga and abroad regarding the MA60 and its “safety” record. It seems to be largely scaremongering and overstated comments by an under-informed public. While I agree there are better suited aircraft for Tonga … I don’t personally think the MA60 deserves its bad rap, and everyone needs to calm down. What people really need to worry about is not the aircraft but crew competency and airport safety. - Peter White
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Tuesday 9 July 2013
Australia
I have just googled the so called “safe” plane the Deputy Prime Minister has referred to and have found an interesting history of accidents, which I have cut and pasted from Wikipedia. What concerns me the most is the recent record from 2009 to well, last month – two accidents in one day. - Concerned Tongan.
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Sunday 23 June 2013
Tofoa, Tonga
Why the Bill is so Bad: The Bill, as written, is set in 19th century Industrial Europe or 20th century Plantation Africa. It needs to be written for 21st century Tonga. It presupposes antagonistic and predatory behavior by employers over downtrodden and enslaved employees. Tonga abolished slavery in 1863… - Paul Karalus.
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Wednesday 5 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
What’s the use of passing Cabinet decisions if they do not implement them? The Cabinet Decision of 5 April removing Duty and CT for the fishery sector…cannot be effected until Fisheries confirms the administrative procedures… - Tricia Emberson, FIAT.
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Monday 25 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regarding the editorial comment (Tonga Pacific Games Organising Committee to Set Own Salaries). The fact is that I moved to insert into the Bill the requirement to consult the Remuneration Authority on all issues relating to salaries and allowances before they are finalized by the Organizing Committee and the Audit and Governance Authority.
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Monday 11 March 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Here we go again … tiptoeing around the sensitive issue of women’s rights, and violence against women in Tonga. “Let’s break the ignorance of women’s God-given rights in Tonga.” Women have the rights to all privileges bestowed upon men … by men. No government can grant or take away a human being’s God-given rights. – Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Sunday 3 March 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Congratulations to Tonga for pursuing one of the most lucrative employment industries, Call Center remote services. Good luck ProComm and all the young employees. – Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Vaipulu follows the text book theory that competition will lower cost. In reality, that can be close to the truth if it is properly managed and monitored. Take for example the oil supply industry, there has been two oil suppliers to Tonga, and yet, there is no significant appearance or evidence of lower fuel cost from competition between these two companies. – Sione Lousiale Kava.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
I live in Auckland and my phone 027 5113568 was stolen in December. The person who now has my phone called numerous phone numbers in Tonga and the phone bill comes up to $5000 so far. The following phone numbers were called by the person who has my phone: 35031, 35133, 41957, 7512946, 7775228, 7776650, 8411895, 8417296, 8491101, 8632005, 8798732, 8882982, 8896191. I am offering a reward for information. - Jody Becerra
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