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Tuesday 14 January 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Lo'au University is introducing Tonga to the benefits of having access to a huge amounts of information. It brings university education to more students, young and old, and to the villages and islands, at much affordable costs. - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga have pulled off many upsets in the Rugby World Cup, but we have yet to see one in the cup final. The Pacific Island nations are disadvantaged in rugby, and they could drastically improve their performance on the world stage. - Andrew Joakim.
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Monday 25 November 2013
Suva, Fiji
News of radioactive water at Fukushima to be dumped into the Pacific ocean is alarming. Our beloved Pacific ocean that our livelihoods depend on is becoming a nukes waste dump. – Nilesh Goundar.
Saturday 9 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I can't recall the last time that we took to the streets after beating our cousins in the Cook Islands in any sport. The street celebration in Nuku'alofa which followed a lack-lustre performance by a team which on paper promised so much but delivered so little is difficult to comprehend. – Sefita Hao'uli.
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Monday 14 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs leadership to develop its economy - leadership with a vision to free itself from relying on aid donors to prop-up its struggling economy. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 23 September 2013
Germany
Tonga is a beautiful country and we would love to come back one day- if there is a better and improved airline system. We had two fantastic weeks in Tongatapu and Ha'apai but the last two days have been a nightmare - what upset us the most was the fact that no one seemed to care - the airline has to know that it cannot go on like that! - Simone Eisenbarth
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Tuesday 17 September 2013
'Okalahi, Nu'usila
'Oku makehekehe mo Paula Kava 'i he 'ene fokotu'u ke fakalato efiema'u fakaako 'aki 'a hono ngaue'aki 'a e naunau 'e langa ke fakalele 'a e fe'auhi sipoti 'o e 2019. Ko e fili, ko ho'o fakanaunau e sipoti ma'ae ki'i tokosi'i pe ko ho'o fakanaunau e kaha'u ako kotoa 'o e fonua? - Sefita Hao'uli
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Monday 16 September 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga
Ko e faingamalie koeni ki Tonga ni ke tau host 'a e sipoti 'o e pasifiki ki he 2019 te ne hanga ‘o fakaava ‘a e matapaa ke tau langa ai ha campus fo’ou ke fokotu’u ‘aki ‘etau fuofua National University. - Paula Kava.
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The resignation of Lord Tu‘iha‘ateiho as the Acting Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday, 27 August, is the latest fiasco in parliament, since Tonga introduced a new political system at the end of 2010. Editor’s Comment, By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 22 August 2013
USA
In my view, it is unfortunate that the Deputy PM Mr. Samiu Vaipulu lashed out strongly at the NZ government.... In my view, these undiplomatic threatening tones are unnecessary and unproductive. Remember Tongan Government, there is an old saying, "don't bite the hand that feeds you". – Meteliko Tuaileva.
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga
'Oku patoloaki 'e he Sipoti 'a e ngaue fakataha mo e 'ulungaanga fakakaume'a, ‘o ‘ikai ngata pe ‘i he tu’unga faka-loto-fonua mo e fakakaunga’api, kae ope atu ki he toenga ‘o e kolope. – Paula K. Kava.
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Sunday 11 August 2013
USA,
In my view as a Tongan from America and was involved with the Olympic Games of 1984 in Los Angeles California, I can tell you that you can do it. – Meteliko Tuaileva.
Friday 9 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It will cost Tonga $USD70 million to host the 2019 Pacific Games, but the Tongan tax payers will contribute less than one tenth of that amount. $USD50 million has been earmarked for capital and infrastructure development and $USD20 million for operational cost. - ‘Ahongalu Fusimalohi.
Sunday 28 July 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The consideration by leaders to close two legacy Boys boarding schools in Tonga, needs "cool heads" and "calm hearts". – Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
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Tuesday 23 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga College and Tupou College are no longer fit for the purpose. For decades their owners' incompetence have held to ransom the education of their own students and those of other secondary schools as well. ...To end this once and for all, these two social menaces should be deregistered and bring their owners ...to their senses. - Sefita Hao'uli
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Monday 22 July 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
This problematic "school boys violence" is now a serious social problem. We can no longer treat these events with emotional feelings, and the old tired conclusions (peacemaking: fakamelino), which have not worked for over 50 years. - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
1 comment
Monday 15 July 2013
Nuku'alofa
While Tonga's sovereignty and its right to make its own decisions is undeniable, but the wisdom of those decisions, surely, must be in harmony with our neighbours and the rest of the Western world that we are a part of. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 10 July 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
I am surprised by the reaction from within Tonga and abroad regarding the MA60 and its "safety" record. It seems to be largely scaremongering and overstated comments by an under-informed public. While I agree there are better suited aircraft for Tonga ... I don't personally think the MA60 deserves its bad rap, and everyone needs to calm down. What people really need to worry about is not the aircraft but crew competency and airport safety. - Peter White
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Tuesday 9 July 2013
Australia
I have just googled the so called “safe” plane the Deputy Prime Minister has referred to and have found an interesting history of accidents, which I have cut and pasted from Wikipedia. What concerns me the most is the recent record from 2009 to well, last month – two accidents in one day. - Concerned Tongan.
1 comment
Sunday 23 June 2013
Tofoa, Tonga
Why the Bill is so Bad: The Bill, as written, is set in 19th century Industrial Europe or 20th century Plantation Africa. It needs to be written for 21st century Tonga. It presupposes antagonistic and predatory behavior by employers over downtrodden and enslaved employees. Tonga abolished slavery in 1863... - Paul Karalus.
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