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Tuesday 21 June 2016

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Sesika Vea says: Privatising the ‘Eua forest for 50 years for a measly $9m and then what?
Wednesday 15 June 2016

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Sione Talanoa Fifita says: “I admire the PM for acknowleding his sympathy with the flood victims and at least he was honest with his response, despite the fact he is not proactive enough. The global most concern now is climate change and he should have been forecasted that such natural disaster would occur and be proactive to put aside a proportion of the budget for such occurrence.” Read 21 other comments on lack of funding for flooding…
Sunday 12 June 2016

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Pulu Anau on Facebook said: The largest number of overstayers within Tonga are likely Chinese, especially judging from news reports. Instead of looking at this as a bad deal, this is where Tonga can be an example to countries like Australia and NZ. Yes, people occasionally overstay, but countries that are friends act like it. So China is now our friend, why do we still need visas to our other two “friends” south of us?
Monday 6 June 2016
Niuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims about the weaknesses or failures of the old education system are not based on any research or valid evidence, rather it is based on personal perceptions. The latest change to the internal assessment again is a clear example of the ad hoc changes that are taking place where the claim against the evil of internal assessment is unfounded and not based on any valid evidence. - Dr. Visesio Pongi
Monday 6 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I was a little confused after reading your article: Tonga’s new foreign exchange levy starts 1 June to pay for Pacific Games. In the article it said that this “tax” was needed to help fund the 2019 Pacific Games? How was Tonga going to finance this event when they went and bid to have Tonga host these games?
Saturday 4 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s empty rhetorics on educational reform is a cover-up for his nepotism schemes. First, he hired his own son as Personal Assistant. Then he created the false alarm with the examination computer system in the Education Department to facilitate hiring his other son and partner’s computer company.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This is an opportune time for us to build education in Tonga based on what we have learned from the great teachers and leaders of the Ministry of Education and the different schools in the past. We must improve education, not destroy it. - Dr Sitiveni Halapua.
Wednesday 1 June 2016

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Stoneb Stone comments: Funny thing is that when I see the word ‘nationalism’ I remember George Speight, a ‘nationalist’ and the main instigator of the Fiji coup in 2000. And if the Minister is referring to Goodlad and Sirotnik’s concept of moral dimension then he’s turning a blind eye at how his reforms are being currently carried out in the education ministry as far from being moral.
Wednesday 1 June 2016

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Laluna Kahuna comments: The whole education system in Tonga needs an overhaul. Starting with the hot shots in Ministry of Education, school Principals, teachers etc. Start by sacking all those teachers who do not turn up for school to teach or for lack of teaching, those who physically, mentally and emotionally abuse the students, eating students lunches, having favourites - just to mention a few of the issues wrong with the education here. Tonga’s education is still 30-40 years behind the rest of the world.
Friday 20 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Facebook, Anthony Wayne Madden says: Despite challenges & obstacles along the way the Proprietoress of Sakura Company Limited (a dominant squash export company) has single-handedly reinvigorated & repioneered squash exports to Japan & Korea. The China market opens up great opportunity especially for the “tried and true”.
Monday 16 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Faceook, Jo Yasmina says: Malo Australia :) , like all other Development Partners for Tonga are ‘committing’ & ‘giving’ $, and all are helping the “ongoing development in Tonga as well as economic reform”. . Plus, no Gov’t so little as Tonga economy can work alone. God bless Tonga!
Wednesday 11 May 2016

Facebook, Robert Blake says: No disrespect to Australia for supporting, thanks- But this is undermining Tonga’s Democratic system. …When Australia help release that pressure by paying AUD$12million…the Government no longer see needs to answer to its people, no longer needs to justify their action to the people. …coz the Gov’t is employed by Australia.
Sunday 1 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga languishes in debt as a nation owing several hundred million dollars with a dead economy and extremely high unemployment especially with our youth, we volunteer to spend $100,000,000 TOP to host the South Pacific Games….Our leaders have turned us into a beggar nation, so deeply in debt that our grandchildren and great grandchildren’s future has been sold. Faka’ofa – Sione Masa.
Wednesday 20 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I think the PM’s Office should remove its official Press Release of April 15th and apologize to Mrs Viola Ulakai for such a disrespectful and thoroughly un-democratic remark. – Rev Ma’afu Palu.
Monday 7 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kau Kalisitiane, na’e ‘ikai fakamaalohi’i ‘ehe ‘Otua fakatupu ‘o mamanii ‘a ‘Atama mo ‘Ivi kena talangata’a, he Na’ane faka’ataa pee ke na fili pea ko e konga koula mo’oni‘eni ke tau puke ke ma’u ‘aupito, ‘o ‘oua na’a faifai pea tau ta’e tokanga’i lelei.
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Wednesday 2 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fakaofo ‘a e me’a ‘oku hokoo he ‘oku ‘kehe ‘a e ngutuu mei he tuhuu’ ‘i he fakahoko fatongia ‘a e UN ki he ngaahi fonua memipaa, tautautefito ki he totonu ‘a e tangataa. Tonga, tau ako lelei mei he me’a ni.
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Monday 29 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the maritime arena, Tonga is grappling with security of its extensive coastline as well as policing of its 676,401 sq km territory. Its remote location makes it a fertile region for transnational crime, while unauthorized exploitation of its fisheries and marine wealth in its coastal waters as well as in its EEZ has direct impact on its national economy and security.
Wednesday 24 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e ‘ulungaanga ‘o e tangataa ‘e malava pee ke tau fakakalasi ‘e ua, ‘a ia ko e ‘uluakii, ko e kakai ‘oku nau sai’ia ‘i he fakamalohii, pe houtamakii (bully), pea ko hono uaa, ko e kakai ‘oku nau matatangii (cry baby).
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Friday 12 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘I he ngaahi uike kuo maliu atuu, na’e lahi ‘a e talanga’i ‘o e lipooti ‘ae BBC fekau’aki mo e fika 1 ‘a e kakai tangata Tongaa ‘i he fu’u sisinoo (obese) kae fika 2 ‘a Ha’amoa, pea fika 1 ‘a e kakai fefine Ha’amoaa kae fika 2 ‘a Tonga ni, ‘i mamani. Ko e ma’u’anga fakamatala ‘e taha ‘oku pehee ai ‘oku 70% ‘a e kakai fefine Tongaa pea 50% ‘a e kakai tangata Tongaa ‘oku fu’u sisino, pea ko e 80% ‘o e kakai lalahi ‘o Tonga ni ‘oku sino lahi (overweight).
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Wednesday 10 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no better time than the present for the Prime Minister to consider appointing a female to a Ministerial portfolio, following the dismissal of ‘Etuate Lavulavu from his Ministerial portfolio. …Only four women have ever been elected by the Tongan people into parliament in the 63 years since 1951 when Queen Sālote gave women the right to stand as candidates. -‘Ofa Guttenbeil Likiliki, WCCC Director.
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