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Friday 26 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The PSA should accept the government's current wage offer for many reasons. - Sifa Citizen
Friday 26 August 2005
Las Vegas-Nevada, USA
They throw around the name of the World Bank to add credibility to this nonsense claim.It is especially appalling that they try to pin the already rising inflation on the PSA demands, when it is caused by their own misguided policies. The true cause of inflation according to economic principles and empirical facts show that inflation is directly proportional to money supply, which is governed by monetary policies traditionally controlled by Federal Reserve Banks, which I presume is under the Minister of Finance portfolio. - Thomas Monson Uata
Friday 26 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
But allow me to inquire the following: Should the children go to school? What are they to learn that is more important than what is going on in their lives outside of school? What are the teachers 'teaching' by standing up for their cause? I believe the students can learn from this situation and develop character through support of a cause - whether it's for or against the strikers. Children are first taught in the home and supplemented by academics that supposedly educate a 'higher' education. The parents are not in question here. But, let me be clear - the 'higher' education appears to be occurring in Pangai Si'i. - Rick Siale
Friday 26 August 2005
Sydney, Australia
Also in the event of the PSA members receive this increase will they be subject to reviews and quality assurance or will they be left to perform as they have until now? What effect will it have on inflation, and those working in the private sector? - F. Auliola
Thursday 25 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
In our adopted country we witnessed last night a mature Tongan male trying to head butt his way through a police barricade to seek the presence of the King. This thug who thinks himself a martyr or saviour of our Tongan brothers and sisters is nothing but a self-gratifying egotistical heat stirrer who is strangely enough the instigator for this disgraceful act of borderline tyranny of his own country. Burning our flag? Our flag that symbolises peace? My flag that was held up by Paea at the Olympics in Atlanta? - Lalo Kasia Crew
Thursday 25 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I'm sorry to sound like the devil's advocate, but I'm not sympathetic with the strikers or the government. What I do agree with is the need for political reform. Personally, I'm not keen on having a King; on the other hand, I don't know enough about the leaders of this political/employment-related strike to make a sound decision. I know the need for reform is warranted; also, times have changed and the public appears to desire more representation in government. - Rick Siale
Thursday 25 August 2005
Suva, Fiji
About what I learned from this chaos in Tonga, is that the majority of the people are with the strikers. And the reaction from the government to the people seems very faraway from what we expect to happen. Meaning that this is the worst government that Tonga has ever had. Or do we say that this is the worst public servants (hundreds of them) that Tonga has ever had? - Philli Qarase
Thursday 25 August 2005
San Jose,California, USA
I remark favorably on exceptional coverage of the recent affairs and episodes happening in Tonga well elucidated by Matangi Tonga. - James Faasolo
Wednesday 24 August 2005
Queensland,Australia
I was wondering if you could tell me what the union/organisation is called that covers the government workers and maybe some contact details for them as my work colleagues and I would love to show our support to the workers of your country. - Andrea Westlake
Wednesday 24 August 2005
New Zealand
I have had a lot of emails from my youth in Tonga how schools have been on protest and I'm real disappointed to read about this. I was wondering what the cause of this is? and why is it taking so long? I'm am Tongan myself yet I would like to understand and also ask who I can email or talk to about it? and why my country is suffering yet my youth are. - Salome Fiukefu
Saturday 20 August 2005
Sydney, Australia
It is so difficult to pick a conversation with people who would prefer to hide under a pseudonym while they attack others in a public forum. That is exactly the way of the terrorist. - Rev Dr Ma‘afu‘otu‘itonga Palu
Wednesday 17 August 2005
New Zealand
Please allow me to congratulate you on such a wonderful website! It is a fantastic way of staying in touch with news from Tonga.
Tuesday 16 August 2005
UK
TCB failed and had to sell all assets and is now a back packers paradise and office of TASA. The secured lands for agricultural purposes is a question mark because we have cultivated land in Tonga, why overseas? Do local farmers have to purchase a return airline ticket to plant squash nowadays? - William Mariner
Thursday 11 August 2005
Niu Sila
Kou lau hifo 'i he hanga 'e he kau polisi 'o fa'ao 'a e ngaahi me'alele pea pehe ki he 'api ne nofo ai e konga e kau ngaue fakapule'anga 'i Vava'u. Pea 'oku mahino pe ia ko e fai honau fatongia ne fakakouna'i kinautolu ki ai.
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Monday 8 August 2005
Australia
IRB ranks Tonga in the 20's just behind Morocco, Korea and Namibia. The statistics shows it all. It is sad to see Tonga's national sport go down like this, when Georgia, Romania and Portugal's national sport is not Rugby Union and they are ranked 19,18 and 17 respectively. - William Tapealava
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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Monday 1 August 2005
Miami,USA
I have been reading your website with great interest these last few days. I am supposed to travel to Tonga next week to study the Kingdom's birds. I am now wary of how the current civil strike will affect my plans.
Wednesday 20 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It feels like we had never left Tonga by the tireless effort you all put in. It needs to be voiced and affirm that we all appreciate yr work. - Lupe Fonua
Monday 18 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As a Ikale Tahi supporter, I truly believe the Tonga Rugby Union should think about replacing the Coach and his management, as the prevous three performances by the team has been really shocking.

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