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Thursday 26 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government and people lose hundreds of thousands of dollars each whale watch season. – Selia Simmons.
Tuesday 24 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-million-dollar software is now being cleared through Cabinet, to be purchased from the PM ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s son and his partner Paula Piveni Piukala to replace the existing computer program that has been used by the Education Department. – Sione Ake-mei-haku Mokofisi.
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Tuesday 24 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e fakamatalani ni ko e fie tokoni pe ke tau talanoa’i lelei mo melino ‘a e CEDAW he ‘oku tau tangata’ifonua kotoa ‘o e fonua ko Tonga. – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
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Friday 20 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e lavelave ‘eni ki ha’a politika he ko kinautolu na’a nau fakatoka ‘a e Tonga ‘o e onopooni ‘o fisifisimu’a ai ‘a’etau moto “Ko e ‘Otua mo Tonga ko hoku tofi’a”.
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Friday 20 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ngaahi Fananga mo e Fakatonuonu fekaku’aki mo e CEDAW ‘I Tonga ni
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I recall your 2009 report on the Parliament’s 21-1 vote against ratifying CEDAW; it included Prime Minister Pōhiva who voted against ratification. It is, therefore, as clear as noonday to me that Parliament has not passed legislation re-authorizing the ratification of CEDAW if it has previously voted against it. – Sione A. Mokofisi.
Tuesday 17 March 2015

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Fakafeta’i ko kimautolu eni fanau ako lao ‘i Port Vila ‘oku mau kei mo’ui pe he ‘osi atu e maumau ne fakahoko ‘e Cyclone Pam. Ko e faka-tangi pe na’a ‘i ai ha tokoni mai ‘a e pule’anga ki heni ki he fanau ako Tonga heni. – Tupou Fa’aoa.
Sunday 15 March 2015
Suva, Fiji
It is without doubt that the atmospheric dynamics of TC Bavi and TC Nathan on TC Pam, saved Fiji … This is what we can truly call an “Act of God”, without any doubt in my mind. - Dr Sushil K. Sharma.
Sunday 15 March 2015
The Prime Minister summoned Acting Attorney General ‘Āminiasi Kefu to the PMO with instructions (directives) on how to handle the Tu’ilakepa vs. Crown case. – Sione A. Mokofisi.
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Sunday 15 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister summoned Acting Attorney General ‘Āminiasi Kefu to the PMO with instructions (directives) on how to handle the Tu’ilakepa vs. Crown case. – Sione A. Mokofisi.
Saturday 14 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e tukufakaholo ‘o e fonua ni na’e fungavaka ‘e tolu ‘a e fokotu’utu’u ‘o e sosaieti Tonga – Ha’a Tu’i, hou’eiki ‘iho nau ngaahi ha’a mo ha’a me’avale. ‘I he kuonga ni ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e ngaahi liliu lahi he ‘oku hiki hake ha ni’ihi ‘i ha’a me’avale ‘o nau hoko ko e kau hou’eiki fo’ou. Ko e anga ia ‘o e ta’au ‘a taimi pea ‘oku ‘i ai pe ‘ene sai mo hono kovi. – S. Tu’itupou Fotu.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“How is the new government?” It’s a question that most Tongans and people interested in the region are asking these days. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 2 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China is relatively young. Our diplomatic relationship was formalized 16 years ago on November 2, 1998. By Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Office of the Prime Minister is obligated to respond in brief to questions and criticisms raised by the liberal news media, and is dubbed to be the wider views of the public at large, as to why the New Government has been slow in instigating the changes they proposed to the constituents and the people of Tonga, prior to election. - Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Tonga.
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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister Pōhiva’s recent favouritism appointments are the actions of a dictator. - Sione A. Mokofisi – MBA.
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Monday 9 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 9 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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