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Tuesday 20 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The latest Asian Development Bank Report on our country shows that twenty-two and one-half percent (22.5%) of our people in Tonga live below the poverty line!! That is a national shame! Shame on our government! Shame on our rulers! Shame on us as people! – Peni Katoa.
Friday 9 September 2016

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David Tilton on Facebook said: Why not start now? I’m tired of bags of filthy nappies being dropped off on our road. Why can’t those bags be picked up in the weekly trash? Why do people feel compelled to drop off their filth in someone else’s neighborhood?
Tuesday 23 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oxfam supports a recommendation that there be no decision on PACER-Plus until there is a fully-funded, no bias, independent assessment to allow Pacific people to make an informed decision about exactly what the agreement means.
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Sunday 14 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fiji Sevens victorious gold medal win and defining moment in Olympic history showcases a real display of what can be achieved for all Pacific Islanders, in particular our young Tongan men and women. - Chris Chapman
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Monday 25 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Out of all of the corruption, malfeasance, bribery and incompetence in Parliament that we have all witnessed over the past 100 years; None of it was done by a woman! Congratulations ‘Akosita Lavulavu and thank you for being willing to serve. – Peni Katoa.
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Monday 25 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the world trashed monarchy as evil, and idolized democracy as the best form of government, Tonga proved otherwise. While world trashed the Church as detrimental to politics, Tonga proved that the Church has immensely and positively supported politics. - Senituli Penitani.
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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public has a right to know about MP ‘Akosita Lavulavu’s state of mind while her husband was misusing his authority. Was she just a silent partner who went along for the ride? – Sione Mokofisi.
Sunday 17 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Senituli Penitani contrives to cover-up the evils of non-separation of Church and State. He further sugar-coded Tongan Christian history as corruption-free, unlike European Christian churches. There’s enough historical evidence to show that the joint Church religious influence and Government political authority corrupts. – Sione Mokofisi.
Friday 15 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When talking about the Separation of Church and State, we need to be reminded of the different historical, political, and social contexts in which this principle was being defined, perceived, and rehashed. – Senituli Penitani.
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Friday 15 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e palopalema fakatu’utamaki taha ‘o e me’a ko e mafai he ‘oku mu’aki ‘a e kui fakamolale hono tefito, ‘o akafia ai ‘a e fakasosiale, ki ha taha na’e ‘ikai mateuteu lelei ki hono ngaue’aki. Mo’oni e lau, “ko e toe to e ki lalo ‘e taha”. – ‘Inoke Fotu Hu’akau.
Tuesday 5 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bakeries closure on Sundays takes us back to a 400 years old question of Church and State working hand in hand to control commerce, and people’s liberty. -Sione A. Mokofisi.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fakamolemole ka e fakaa’u atu ha kau talanoa fekau’aki mo hotau fonua mo e tukunga kuo a’u kiai he ‘aho ni. – ‘Inoke Fotu Hu’akau.
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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.

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