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Tuesday 20 April 2010
Switzerland
Eighteen months ago I provided our Government a sound technical proposal for the production of cheap electricity using Saafa grass along lines already used in Denmark for 20 years. A year and a half has passed, and our Government still insists on pursuing pie in the sky renewable energy projects while totally ignoring the only feasible option available. - Peter Goldstern.
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Tuesday 20 April 2010
UK
The Ministers and Judges who are appointed by His Majesty, should be accountable to Tonga and God alone. These are high profile positions that should be accountable for the good and bad and whatever decision they make or sign follows with responsibility and respect. A bad or immoral decision only God will know their final fate. - William Mariner.
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Tuesday 20 April 2010
San Diego,California, USA
It is standard procedure that when a purchase of a vessel or aircraft is being considered one normally has a survey performed. This would have brought the "intent to purchase" to a screeching halt when the severe corrosion was observed. - John H.G Emberson.
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Thursday 8 April 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii,USA
A heartfelt condolence to the House of the Tu'i Tonga from Lapaha and especially to the "Tongan People Princess" Her Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu in her times of sorrow and lost of her oldest son Lord Kalaniuvalu Fotofili. - Meteliko Tui'asoa Tuaileva.
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Sunday 4 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
May I provide clarifications for the concern that the Government of Tonga imposed import taxation on container of Tsunami relief supplies donated by Rev. Pierce of Pangopango. The Government of Tonga exempts disaster relief consignments from all taxes. - Paula Ma'u.
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Wednesday 31 March 2010
San Francisco, USA
In response to the Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa's letter of March 30, 2010; I think he is very right. It is ridiculous to impede the help that the poor tsunami victims of Niuatoputapu need by imposing the gifts taxes and/or custom duties on those two containers of non-cash donations from the people of American Samoa. -Siosaia Fatani.
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Wednesday 31 March 2010
Fanga Falikipako, Ha'apai
The third problem revealed by the failure of the Sopu hotel is this: although there supposedly are "strict building codes", this particular building went all the way to near-completion before it's construction was determined to be "sub-standard". How did that happen? P. A. Langi
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Tuesday 30 March 2010
Pago Pago, American Samoa
I can think of a few things in my dealing with the Government of Tonga over the years that has been recorded into my Most Ridiculous Stupid List. The recent Government of Tonga's dealing with the Pacific Island's Mission Work (PIMW) donation to the tsunami victims of Niuatoputapu tops that list. -Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa.
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Tuesday 30 March 2010
With all due respect to the Crown Prince, I wouldn't be rushing to pack my bags for a trip to Papua New Guinea, with the expectation of getting a job on the LNG project. And here's why: First of all, just Google "Esso Highlands Project, Papua New Guinea", and you will discover the following things. -P. A. Langi
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Sunday 28 March 2010
Suva, Fiji
Now that the Commission of Inquiry into the Princess Ashika is wrapping up, I am just curious whether the Commission's findings would be upheld and acted upon by the government of the day. We already had a string of events in the recent past which were suppose to be to wake-up calls, had failed because nobody seem to have taken them seriously.- Freddy S Kavaha'apai
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Tuesday 16 March 2010
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Tribute was made to the contribution of the late Dr Hu'akavameiliku by Mr. Murray Proctor, AusAID's HIV Ambassador at the first Pacific launch of the report "Turning the Tide: An OPEN strategy for a response to AIDS in the Pacific" that took place here in Papua New Guinea on Thursday 11 March 2010. Dr. Hu'akavameiliku was the Chairman of the Commission of AIDS in the Pacific when work began on this report. - 'Amelia Kinahoi-Siamomua.
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Monday 15 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kataki pe mu'a kae tuku atu e ki'i fakamalo tu'a ni ki he Palemia pea mo e pule'anga Tonga koe'uhii ko ho'omou loto lahi mo tau'ataina kae fokotu'u e Komisoni ki he Ashika. Ne mahino pe mei Falealea ne 'i ai e loto 'o e Fale ke 'i ai pe ha'anau Komisoni ka ko ho'omou loto lahi ne fokotu'u ai e Komisoni. -Samiu
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Monday 15 March 2010
London, UK
Ms. Mallaney's letter hits it on the nail. The PM says it is 'individuals' faults and weakness rather than a system that is getting corrupt year by year. -William Mariner
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Sunday 14 March 2010
Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
May I ask Mr. Chan: Must our social duties to strengthen national security, people's safety, and national economic stability be trusted to untested personal opinions? How many opinions are out there, and whose opinion shall we rely upon? - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi
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Sunday 14 March 2010
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Norah Mallany calls it the way Inspector General's would, based on evidences at hand. Mokofisi, just couldn't realize that he got on a broken wagon, and never made it out of the dark. Siaosi Fatani is having a tough time making sense out of all of this because there is no-sense in it especially after Mr. Senituli muddied the water with defensive non-essentials avoiding the main issue. -Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa
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Friday 12 March 2010
Hong Kong, China
I would not discredit Ms. Mallaney's letter entirely – our focus should lie heavily with ensuring that we have all the available safety-nets in place (be it in a policy, process, system or others) thus ensuring that we can minimize the chances of a similar tragedy going forward. -Siaosi Lee Chan
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Tuesday 9 March 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The PM's Office and Ms. Mallaney of Global Integrity are busy ridiculing each other. (PM's Advisor . . . 05 Mar 2010). They have not stated any useful purpose for arguing in this forum.
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Tuesday 9 March 2010
San Francisco, USA
I hereby wish to respond to Lopeti Senituli's letter of March 5, 2010 in which he was defending the Government Procurement System. In his defense, he accused Ms. Norah Mallaney of Washington DC, USA of contradicting ( in his words - ". . . is full of contradictions ") the Procure System of the Government of Tonga. -Siosaia Fatani.
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Friday 5 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Norah Mallaney's letter, "Major weaknesses in Tonga's procurement system" (3 Mar 10) is full of contradictions.
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Thursday 4 March 2010
Savai'i, Samoa
The Royal Commission is in the process of finalising its report and everyone has their own theory as to what happened, didn't happen, was supposed to happen... One would expect from all the errors, deficiencies and shortfalls identified; that causal factors will be determined, as well as contributory factors, and from that the required corrective & preventative actions recommended for implementation. - Siu 'Ulua
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