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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.
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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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Thursday 28 January 2016
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
All the preliminary works for the Teufaiva Stadium Upgrade Project have been ready for months, but the Prime Minister has not done his part in funding the necessary funding. This is what’s delaying the start of the project. …This is a National Project, not to be treated as a personal and political football. - Takitoa Taumoepeau
Monday 18 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The pressing need in Tonga’s education system today is the lack of available computer and Information Technology (IT) in the Kingdom, particularly with the Internet. - Sione Mokofisi.
Thursday 14 January 2016
Kent, United Kingdom
The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goal that focused on primary education increased global enrolment from 83% to 91%. Despite these gains, today it is estimated that 124 million children do not attend school and 757 million adults are illiterate.
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Friday 1 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government officials of the former governments who were involved in the passport scandal are soon to be arrested.
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Thursday 31 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A year after Tonga’s second democratically elected government came into power at the end of December 2014, Tongan politics is stuck in the doldrums. The repetition by PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva that his government has the will to “take action” guided by the high moral principles of “good leadership, rule of law - justice for all and the fair distribution of national wealth,” so far, are just hot air. The difference between what has been said and what has happened, speaks for itself. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 26 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Joy and charity seem to be the normal “companions” of Christmas while greed and contention are regarded as the instinctive “mates” of politics. - Tamanomuka.
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Suva, Fiji
PACER-Plus is shaping up as an agreement that won’t fit into the Pacific reality, will have weak protections for Pacific businesses and undermines the ability of governments to enact policies to support and nurture vital Pacific industries. …Ask any Pacific businesses person and they will tell you how hard it can be to run a business in the Pacific. …An updated analysis shows that tariff revenue losses will actually be more than previously calculated: Pacific countries are set to lose more than USD 200 million per year (Tonga USD$6million).- Adam Wolfenden (PANG).
Wednesday 2 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are a people destined for failure because of the corruption we have allowed in our government. Crime is on a steep rise but that is to be expected…when our leaders set such a poor example. We have lost all dignity as a people. – ‘Aisea ‘Amanaki.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This is perhaps the most embarrassing and disappointing news about a Tongan government in the most recent times. This PM was well known for preaching against the previous Kings and their system of government, for not allowing justice and the voice of the people to be heard by the Government. - Rev Dr Ma’afu’otu’itonga Palu
Sunday 29 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva has brought Tonga to an all-time moral low! The “new standard” for government officials is that it is okay to be corrupt as long as you admit you are corrupt when you get caught. We must remove the Prime Minister Now! – Sione Masa.
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Thursday 19 November 2015
Minister Lavulavu has done everything possible to avoid his upcoming trial. In the meantime the Prime Minister sits by and does nothing, allowing his government (and ours) to be dragged through the mud and embarrassment of yet another ‘Etuate Lavulavu scandal. - Peni Katoa.
Thursday 12 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Lord Fusitu’a squandered a great opportunity this week to make history for Tonga on the world stage. He took center stage yesterday (5 November) at the Conference of State Parties (CoSP) in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
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Wednesday 11 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the current exchange rate…of banks on NZD, this levy would reduce their margin on foreign exchange transactions by 60%. …This seems like a huge tax so one would expect that the banks would simply reduce the TOP paid out or increase the TOP to be paid by 1c for every unit of foreign currency received or paid out. - Peter Goldstern

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