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Friday 5 January 2007
Kolofo'ou,Tongatapu
If it was not for seeds of hatred and anger that these people had planted in the minds, hearts and life of these people during the rallies and meetings at their villages and Pangai Si'i, the young people would not have had the courage to do what they did on 16/11. It is important that we follow closely and carefully analyse what 'Akilisi and the gang are doing and saying for they represent the iceberg that lurks below the evil actions of the young people on 16/11. -Taasi Holiday
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Thursday 4 January 2007
Honolulu, Hawaii
here are no words to described and express the sadness and feelings of the unfortunate incident on 16th/11, reading so many emotional point of views from so many very passionate LTE and understandably seeing from both sides of this debate. I pray that through "TalaTalanoa" between the people and it's Govt., could bring meaningful changes for the future of our children and families.- MT Tuaileva
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Thursday 4 January 2007
Pacific
I have one word for the "Kau Demo" - it's not DEMOCRACY (that they are supposedly preaching) it's "DEMOLITION". - Saimone Tupou
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Thursday 4 January 2007
Canberra, Australia
It is so disappointing to read some of the personal and professional comments made by the political advisor, or is it the press secretary of the Tongan Prime Minister. In fact, Mr Senituli accuses every one who has formed an opinion or reported on the events of Nov 16 riot of distorting the truth. -Sera Taufa.
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Wednesday 3 January 2007
Wellington, New Zealand
What an extraordinary woman Queen Victoria was. According to Venisi Uata (1 January 2007) the grand old lady gave a speech in India on November 24, 1930. emarkable. She had been dead for 29 years by then. Oh, and she never in her life went to India. -Michael J Field
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Thursday 28 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On the 1st day of Christmas, the Demos gave to me, a burned down CITY. ...On the 12th day of Christmas, the Demos gave to me, 12 Chinese shops, 11 scared tourists, 10 Crowded beaches, 9 traffic jams, 8 palm trees, 7 noisy roosters, 6 ta'ovalas, 5 dumb pigs, 4 skinny dogs, 3 coconuts, 2 hectic fairs, and a Burned Down CITY! - Locky Aiono
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Wednesday 27 December 2006
Tofoa, Tonga
As a long term member of Tonga's tourism industry, I believe that recent government changes and initiatives (those, made prior and following 16/11), show that tourism in Tonga has now been realised as an important part in the Kingdom's future and therefore looks more promising than ever!
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Wednesday 29 November 2006
Canberra, Australia
Dr Sitiveni Halapua of the NCPR, Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele and Anarchist ...‘Akilisi Pohiva with his Parliamentarian Rioters should all ...‘resign...’ from politics, and ...‘disengage...’ themselves from any involvement with the political reform program for a more democratic form of government in the Kingdom. In different matters of degree, all are accountable to the destruction on 16/11, and in that regard they should not blame and point finger at one another. All have failed to play their individually leadership roles in a ...‘just principle...’ during the overall political reform process up to the Black Thursday. -Siosiua Lafitani Tofua'ipangai
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Tuesday 28 November 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Please, through your site, thank the staff I worked closely with at Peau Vava'u Airlines for the two and a half weeks I was in Tonga before the riots forced us to leave. I would particularly like to thank the two drivers for the company who drove us from the hotel to safety. - Paul Neame
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Friday 24 November 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii
After reading of the destruction and seeing the pictures of Nuku'’alofa I am shocked that a group of protesters could be allowed to run wild and do so much damage. Here is Hawaii we have a sovereignty movement that would like to restore the Kingdom. In Tonga you have a movement that wants more democracy. It appears that there are unsatisfied people on both sides of that issue. -Steve Oberg
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Oahu, Hawaii
Many of us in Hawaii watch the recent events in Tonga, and as outsiders we are confused and saddend that so much destruction has happened to many of Tonga's innocent businesses and people.... Now at the end of 2006, we Hawaiians, find it interesting that an island with people like us...…are destroying a city to compel democracy....Tonga is going through riots for forced democratic reform, while here many of us (not me), sing songs of protest and march in the streets...…wishing King Kamehameha'’s royal line was still in command. - Joe
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Local Chinese communities were targeted by Tongan mob during their violent protest for democracy. With that kind of ill-disciplined behavior shown by those Tongans they have a long way to earn any respect or adhere to rules of law. They try to portray themselves as friendly and peace loving people when try attract tourists and donation from other people but few people know the violent ill-disciplined nature of Tongan who attacked Chinese in Tonga.
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
Kole ke u hufanga he ngaahi talaaofaki kae'uma'a 'a e ngaahi tu'unga 'oku fa'a tapaekina hono fakatapua. 'Io kia Tupou V kae'uma'a e hou'eiki tauhi fonua; kau taki lotu mo e si'i kakai 'o e fonua. Fakamolemole pe 'a e haofanga ni kae'uma'a 'a e paengalafo 'o e Matangi Tonga kae tuku mu'a ke u hao atu hee mei he vao ate; he kuo te'ialoto pea mau kafo tu'unga'a he kuo lavea 'a e sino pea kafo ai pe ngaahi va'a 'akitaua tangata mo e fefine Tonga. 'Isa na'a mo hota kainga 'i muli na 'oku nau kau he lavea noa he ko e loto'i Tonga si'i kauvaha mai 'enau tu'a-'ofa-'eiki he vahanoa na ki Tonga ni si'onau tupu'anga.
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
San Mateo, USA
The riots in Nuku'’alofa are a clear polarization of the current government, its policies and proposals, and its people. And now, the timetable for reasonable dialogue toward elections in 2008 may not be soon enough. -'Alipate Sanft
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Kotu, Ha'apai Lulunga
'Oku ou kole ke u hufanga 'i he ngaahi talaaofaki kotoa kuo toutou takua atu mei he paenga lafo ni, kae 'ataa 'ae ki'i faingamalie ni ke fai atu ai ha ki'i fakahoha'a kihe faka'auha kuo mau mata'ia. He toki me'a faka'ulia lahi mo'oni 'eni 'a e tu'u hake ha fa'ahinga kakai fakapo'uli pehee ke nau hanga 'o tutu mo faka'auha si'i kolomu'a. Koeha nai 'enau lelei na'e ma'u ai? -Falekolonga He Lotu
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Pacific
How is it that the Government and its National Security Agencies allow the situation to get to a point where our capital continues to be engulfed with flames?For now, this event is unimaginable to go this far, and we can only read and listen to news overseas with immense disappointment for leaders who were involved, especially in inciting the riot in the first place, and also at all political parties involved for failing to put an end or at least prevent such acts from happening. - Molisi Manu'atu
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Sunnyvale, USA
How sad it is to hear what is happening in Tonga. I was shocked to hear that the peaceful little island I grew up in and always held in high views has diminished its friendly reputation because of these ignorant rioters. Is this what they call democracy? What happened to the values that we grew up with? - M. Niukapu
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