I have in possession the latest “Hon. Prime Minister’s Letter to Acting Attorney General,” Mr. ‘Āminiasi Kefu. In all seriousness, this is an egregious misuse of Executive power, breaching the “separation of powers” in our Constitution. - Sione A. Mokofisi.
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Minnesota, United States
You folks at MTO do a fantastic job! I was wondering if you might be able to do a story about the Tongatapu to Vava’u Fibre Optic Cable project’s progress? - Daniel
Thursday 12 February 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
Now is the time with a new government in place, to go cap in hand and approach Air New Zealand with a famous Tongan phrase: “Fakamolemole, can you help us”. – Dieter Dyck.
Tuesday 10 February 2015
Prime Minister Pōhiva’s recent favouritism appointments are the actions of a dictator. - Sione A. Mokofisi – MBA.
Monday 9 February 2015
Tonga’s “de facto” new government of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, who masterminded the hijacking of the majority ballots cast by voters on November 27, 2014 general elections, is basking delightfully in power today. Thanks to the local media’s adoration of this political “sophism” … - Sione A. Mokofisi – MBA.
Monday 9 February 2015
Mr. Prime Minster my wish is this: Keep your son, give him a rocking top level grade government salary with a radical pension plan, hire another relative as your uniformed driver and please have the Treasury buy a brand new Pajero for yourself as PM with a personalized license plate preferably saying “YO PM.” - Gabe Fatafehi.
Sunday 1 February 2015
I would like to thank ‘Eliesa Fifita, Sione Mokofisi and many others at home and around the world for speaking out against nepotism on Matangi Tonga and on the social media networks. – Senolita Swan.
Friday 30 January 2015
I join Senolita Swan’s oped (Democracy and Nepotism, Saturday 24, 2015) regarding newly elected Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s nepotistic appointment of his son as Personal Assistant. It’s a gross misuse of power in a democratic society. - Sione A. Mokofisi.
Saturday 24 January 2015
London, United Kingdom
Hon Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, in order to preserve the dignity of democracy in Tonga, you may have the right to choose your son as your own PA but for the rest of your political career, you do not have the moral right to preach about democracy in Tonga or anywhere else anymore. Your action has crippled democracy in the Kingdom, sadly for a very long time. - Senolita Swan.
Thursday 8 January 2015
I’m very saddened, when reading headlines on RNZ News, “Citing lack of experience, Tourism Tonga wants new Minister”.
Thursday 11 December 2014
The PACER Plus negotiations were launched at the Cairns Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting in 2009, marked the start of negotiations on PACER-Plus, a trajectory that has actively discounted the concerns of the Forum Island Countries (FICs) in favour of the policy interests of Australia and New Zealand. – Pacific Civil Society.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
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.
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.
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.
Monday 25 November 2013
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.
Saturday 9 November 2013
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.
Monday 23 September 2013
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
Thursday 22 August 2013
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.
Sunday 11 August 2013
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.
Friday 9 August 2013
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.