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Thursday 20 April 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: At this junction of our quest for social, economic and political reform in Tonga, the one entity that is obviously missing is a credible opposition to form some sort of Shadow Government responsible for the drafting, presenting of demands and reform proposals, and the monitoring of their progress. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 28 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga prides itself as the only sovereign country in the South Pacific that was never colonised, and therefore in the 21st century we should have been able to claim the title of the most politically mature, vibrant and stable country in the region. But we are far from it. So what went wrong? Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Sunday 12 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua. Events in Tonga over the past few weeks, have left vacuums in our midst and are reshaping the entities that had the power to influence our lives, our way of thinking, and our style of government.
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Tuesday 28 February 2006
Canberra, Australia
Ne u `osi lave foki mei heni ki he Konga I `o e Fakalelei Tufunga Fonua `a Lo'au pea pehe foki ki he tefito'i taumu'a fakaako `o e ngaue `a e Lo'au Research Society (LRS), pe Sosaieti Fakatotolo `a Lo'au (SFL), `a ia `oku tuhu ki he "fakatotolo fakaako `i ha founga fakaanga tau'ataina anga ta'efilifilimanako ki ha fa'ahinga kaveinga pe". - Siosiua F. P. Tofua'ipangai
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Wednesday 15 February 2006
California, USA
'Oku fie 'oatu heni 'a e popoaki loto 'ofa mo'oni ki he ta'ahine Kuini 'o Tonga Halaevalu Mata'aho 'i he ngaahi matangi malohi 'oku angi mei he Tonga mo e hihifo. - S. Fonua
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Sunday 5 February 2006
California, USA
`Oku faka`au tama ke takataka nenefu `etau samená he ngaahi me`a `oku hokó pea mo e ngaahi lafo ave loloa `oku ma`alifekina mai mei he kau `atama`ia mei mulí. =`Ofa-ki-Tonga
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Saturday 4 February 2006
California, USA
Ko e ki'i fakalavelave atu pe 'ena ki he talanga 'oku fai ki he 'etau fakalelei fonua. - Siosaia Moimoiangaha.
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Thursday 17 November 2005
USA
I read about other's urgency to change the kingdom before the new king is crowned. Whether it is sooner or later, it will be the day history will judge us by how well we take care of the kingdom during our watch. Long term peace is never an accident. - TamaFoa
Wednesday 12 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The decision by Government and its Civil Servants on September 4 to end the Civil Servants' strike by giving in to the strikers demands, was a huge undertaking by a government that has few sources of revenue other than taxes, foreign aid and foreign remittances. Editor's Comment
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Tuesday 27 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following the success of the Public Servants strike, and the people's first taste of political power, Minority rule, which has been the tradition in Tonga's Constitutional Monarchy, is coming under great pressure to change to be in line with the aspirations of Tongans today for a more democratic form of government. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 27 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Life was much simpler then, for there was structure. There was genuine regard all around of people to their ruler, to the royal family and nobility, to the leaders of church and village life, to the heads of family and extended family, to brothers and sisters, to friends and to visitors alike. This genuine regard was reciprocated. - M. Latu
Saturday 27 August 2005
London, United Kingdom
His Majesty, the father of our nation, who is abroad while our household is on fire and we the people are in it, speaks volumes than his past history. To abandon your responsibility towards a nation who is currently suffering, indicates lack of conscience or moral emotion towards his subjects. -William Mariner
Friday 26 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
I can't sit around and ignore what I believe is unfairness toward our beloved king. The king is nothing else but a socio-cultural and political father to the nation. It surely is not fun for him to maintain the highest degree of respectability, be a model and a leader and try to make everyone of his subjects happy.-Sailosi Finau
Friday 5 August 2005
San Francisco, USA
Fkmalo mo fk'apa'apa lahi atu ho'o mou fai fatongia kafakafa mei Tonga na 'o lava ke mau sio atu he internet ho'o mou 'omai 'a e 'u news fekau'aki mo e strikes 'ae kau ngaue fkpule'anga. -Tangikina Pahulu
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Monday 1 August 2005
Brisbane, Australia
'Oku ou kau he kau lau ho'o ngaahi ongoongo pea pehe ki he ngaahi kautaha ongoongo kehe. 'Oku ou tui ta'etoeveiveiua ko e ma'u hala eni 'a e BBC. Ne 'ikai ha lau pehe ho'o fakamatala ka ko 'eku hoha'a na'a ko ha ma'u hala eni moe lau he letio ABC 'ae pule 'o e TV OBN. Kou tui 'oku 'ikai 'ilo 'e he tokotaha ni 'ene me'a na'a ne lea'aki. -George Sica,
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Saturday 16 July 2005
USA
I found this site a few days back and I have visited each day for news of Tonga. It is good to keep in touch with the country I fell in love with 25 years back. -Spencer Tolbert
Wednesday 1 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's official response to the public uproar over the high cost of electricity and salaries of the top executives of Shoreline Power appears to be insincere and doubtful. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 2 May 2005
Sydney, Australia
Ko e lea tau e mala’e ‘o e politiki ‘i he fonua mo e kuonga kotoa pe ko e fo’ilea koia ko e .”KAKAI” (people). Ka ko e lea’ni ‘oku mafulifuli hono ‘uhinga, ‘a ia ko hono kakano ia, ‘o makatu’unga ‘i he va (relation) ‘o e “founga fakahoko ngaue’ mo e “kaveinga’ ‘a ia ‘i he faka-politikale ‘oku nofo kainga ai e ongo fakakaukau ‘e ua: -'Inoke Fotu Hu'akau
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Friday 22 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sudden rise of Dr Feleti Sevele to a prominent position in Cabinet, as Acting Prime Minister, this week is food for thought, taking into consideration that he is a full-blooded Demo who has been pushing for political changes in Tonga for years. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 12 April 2005
USA
As I read the March 17th edition of The New Zealand Herald, I finally realized how close Tonga is getting to another "Civil War". Professor Futa Helu was quoted as saying, "The King is decrepit and the Crown Prince has no other interests but his own businesses. If the Prince continues to abuse his power, there will be a popular revolt, maybe bloodshed" These are strong predictions from Yoda, the wisest of the Jedis (masses of the Star Wars). -Tama Foa

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