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Monday 9 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Prime Minster my wish is this: Keep your son, give him a rocking top level grade government salary with a radical pension plan, hire another relative as your uniformed driver and please have the Treasury buy a brand new Pajero for yourself as PM with a personalized license plate preferably saying "YO PM." - Gabe Fatafehi.
Sunday 1 February 2015

London, UK
I would like to thank 'Eliesa Fifita, Sione Mokofisi and many others at home and around the world for speaking out against nepotism on Matangi Tonga and on the social media networks. – Senolita Swan.
Friday 30 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I join Senolita Swan’s oped (Democracy and Nepotism, Saturday 24, 2015) regarding newly elected Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s nepotistic appointment of his son as Personal Assistant. It's a gross misuse of power in a democratic society. - Sione A. Mokofisi.
Saturday 24 January 2015
London, United Kingdom
Hon Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, in order to preserve the dignity of democracy in Tonga, you may have the right to choose your son as your own PA but for the rest of your political career, you do not have the moral right to preach about democracy in Tonga or anywhere else anymore. Your action has crippled democracy in the Kingdom, sadly for a very long time. - Senolita Swan.
Thursday 8 January 2015
Kailua, Hawaii
I'm very saddened, when reading headlines on RNZ News, "Citing lack of experience, Tourism Tonga wants new Minister".
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Thursday 11 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The PACER Plus negotiations were launched at the Cairns Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting in 2009, marked the start of negotiations on PACER-Plus, a trajectory that has actively discounted the concerns of the Forum Island Countries (FICs) in favour of the policy interests of Australia and New Zealand. – Pacific Civil Society.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has opted for the choice of issuing Government bonds as part of its financing plan for its 2014/15 budget. - Tatafu Moeaki, CEO, Ministry of Finance and National Planning.
Sunday 15 June 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The $26M to be collected from the sales of "Government Bonds" I suppose is a novel idea for Tonga. For transparency sakes, bond sales should first be explained to the folks in detail. We wouldn't want another "Passport Sales" fiasco, do we? - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
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.
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.
Monday 23 September 2013
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
Thursday 22 August 2013
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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Sunday 11 August 2013
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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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.
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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
Tuesday 9 July 2013
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.
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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.