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Wednesday 7 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The restructuring of the boards for Public Enterprises (shared boards) scheme is an ill-advised business model. – Sione Mokofisi.
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Monday 28 September 2015

Bangkok, Thailand
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) estimates that the Asia-Pacific region will need to invest between $2.1 trillion and $2.5 trillion per year to fund a comprehensive agenda for sustainable development. Shamshad Akhtar.
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Sunday 27 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The big challenge for governments and international partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is that while there is general agreement on the overall framework, there is less clarity on how they will be financed. - Deodat Maharaj
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Sunday 20 September 2015
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
I’m energised by the discussions last week at the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. Leaders have embraced an opportunity to tackle a range of important regional issues. There was deep engagement and robust debate. - Dame Taylor, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum.
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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Went to Talamahu Markets to buy some tomatoes but was met with indifference or envy. ...People in Talamahu should lift their game or go home. - George Wolfgramm
Saturday 12 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Any authority given power by the government to block and/or age restrict open internet access in Tonga needs to be very aware of the huge negative impact such restrictions will bring down upon the whole community.
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Friday 11 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I would like to thank Lord Tu’ilakepa for taking the fight against nepotism to Parliament. Sadly, most of the People’s Representatives voted against the motion thereby closing the door on democracy in favour of an undemocratic, unconstitutional, uncivilized nepotistic leadership style. -Senolita Swan
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Friday 28 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the Prime Minister told the House this week that the Reserve Bank should tell the commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and to reduce their profit to not more than $2 million pa’anga per annum - one wonders if the Prime Minister had discussed the issue with his Minister of Finance? Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 24 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘I he uike kuo ’osii na’e toutou haa mai ‘i he TV Tonga ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala ‘a e kakai ‘i he ngaahi mala’e kehekehe ‘a e tu’uaki ‘o pehee ‘oku toko 8 ‘i he toko 10 ‘o e kakai fefine Tonga na’e fakamamahi’i (domestic violence). ‘I he taimi tatau, ke tau tokanga na’a ‘oku ‘i ai ha ‘asenita ‘aha pule’anga pe ma’u mafai muli pe ha taha ‘i Tonga ni pe fakatou’osi, ‘o me’angaue’aki ‘a e isiu ni, ‘aki hano mimio’i (spin) ‘a hono fakamatala’ii, pea tau hamumu ai, kae huu mai ‘a Setane (he ko e tamai ia ‘o e loii) ‘o maumau’i ‘etau ngaahi feinga kotoa.
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Friday 7 August 2015
Suva, Fiji
The first modern King of Tonga, George Tupou I, foresaw that there would come a day when his people would be “destroyed for lack of knowledge”. We ask the Honorable Members of Parliament, do not let this prophetic statement come true. Safeguard and preserve the Popua Sia for future generations and find another site for housing developments. - Lea Kauvaka Hauula, Fiji. Petitioning Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva and Members of Parliament, Kingdom of Tonga.
Thursday 30 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua.
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Thursday 9 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’utu’uni ‘a e Tama Tu’i Tupou VI ki he Kapineti ke holomui meihe teu fakamo’oni ‘a Tonga he CEDAW, he ko e toko tahamano tupu ‘o e kakai ‘o Tonga ni na’a nau tohi tangi ange ke ‘oua ‘e kau ‘a Tonga ni ‘i he CEDAW . . – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
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Friday 26 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e fakamaau totonuu (justice) ko e ‘Otua pe ia ‘oku ne lava mo mafai ke fakahokoo. Fakafeta’i ko e ‘ikai fakamaau’i vave au ‘e he ‘Otua, ka ‘oku ne fai ‘eia ‘a e foaki mai ‘o ‘Ene meesi mo e kelesii, ko e fakamaau totonu (justice) ia ‘oku ma’olunga tahaa. – Sione Fotu.
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Sunday 7 June 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
It should not take a rocket-scientist to see that in vain we claim to build a Pacific Nation's economy when the biggest chunk of the budget goes into payroll. Investment is where we should spend most of our budget instead. - Desert WarLord
Friday 29 May 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Those who think that equality for all including women, can be accomplished without ratification of CEDAW, are deluded. ... People should march to the Palace to assure that the Constitution is solid against abortion and same-sex marriage ... not against CEDAW. - Sione Lousiale Kava
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Monday 25 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are concerned at a few levels about illicit trade of cigarettes being imported into Tonga without health warnings and certificates of origin. - John Paul Chapman.
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Friday 22 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The way forward for us as a nation, is as equals. At Talitha Project, we strive for the equality of men and women as we believe that in God’s eyes we are all the same, in that we are His children. CEDAW’s purpose and establishment is reinforcement of that belief, and we will stand by it in full support. - Vanessa Heleta
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ‘iai ‘a e hoha’a ‘a e Women and Children Crisis Centre ki he fakamatala fekau’aki mo e tohi tangi kuo tufaki holo ‘i Tonga ni ‘i he fanauako ke nau fakamo’oni ki ai ke fakaha ‘aki ‘enau ta’eloto ke fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga ki he CEDAW. - 'Ofa Guttenbeil, WCCC.
Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I have been following the controversy of the Ratification of CEDAW and am surprised with the reaction, especially from those who don’t support it now because they did support it then. - Sesilia Loloa-Wolff
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Friday 15 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku faka’apa’apa ‘a e Pule’anga kihe vakai ‘a e Hou’eiki Taki Lotu, ka ‘oku ne kei tui ta’etoeveiveiua, ko e faingamlie mahu’inga eni ke fakaha mo fakapapau’i ai ‘e Tonga ki mamani lahi ‘a ‘ene taumu’a ngaue faka-molale, mo e loto mo e faka’amu, ke ta’ofi ‘a e ngaahi founga ‘oku fakafaikehekehe’i’aki ‘a e hou’eiki fefine ‘i Tonga ni, tukukehe pe ‘a e ngaahi faka-ngatangata kuo ‘osi fakaha mahino, felave’i mo e totonu ki he Taloni, ngaahi hingoa mo e tofi’a faka-nopele tukufakaholo, pea mo e hohoko kihe kelekele tukufakaholo, pea ‘e ‘ikai ke ngaue’aki ‘a e Konivesio ke faka-ngofua ‘a e fakato-tama mo e mali ‘a fefine mo e fefine, pe mali ‘a tangata mo tangata. - Hon Sosefo Fe'aomoeata.
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