Author: Kalafi Moala

Ta’efakalao tu’utu’uni Minisitā

Pea kuo fakata’e’aonga’i ‘e he Fakamaau’anga Lahí     KUO tu’utu’uni ‘a e Tu’i Fakamaau Lahí, Owen G. Paulsen, ‘i he ‘aho 29 Ma’asi, 2016, ‘i he Fakamaau’anga Lahi ‘i Nuku’alofá, na’e ‘osi fokotu’utu’u pe ia kimu’a, ‘a hono fakanofo pe tuli ‘o Lady ‘Eseta Fusitu’a mo Lady Tuna Fielakepa mei hona lakanga ko e Talekita ‘o e Poate ‘a e Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC), pea na’e ta’efakalao ‘a hono fakangata kinaua ko e ongo Talekita. Ko ia ai kuo fakata’e’aonga’i ‘e he Fakamaau’angá ‘a e tu’utu’uni ‘a e Minisitā ‘o e Ngaahi Poate ‘a e Pule’angá, Hon. Poasi...

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Fakahifo pea to’o lakanga kau faifekau ‘o Pulela’ā

KUO tuku kitu’a ‘a e kau faifekau ‘e toko 3 ‘i ‘Aositelelia, ‘a ia ne nau kau ki he ngaahi palopalema fekau’aki mo e Siasi Pulela’á ‘i Sene, Niusauele. Ko e kau faifekau ko ‘eni ko Matafonua Fotofili, Viliami Tu’akoi (na’e Faifekau Pule), pea mo Sione Pinomi. Na’e fakahoko ‘eni ‘i ha tohi mei he Sekelitali Lahi ‘a e Siasi Uesiliana Tau’atāina ‘o Tonga, Faifekau Dr. Tevita Havea, ‘a ia na’a ne fakahā ai kuo to’o honau mafai ke hoko ko ha kau faifekau ‘a e Siasi Uesiliana Tau’atāina ‘o Tongá, ‘o fakatatau ki he konisitutone ‘a e Siasi....

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Tonga’s rejection became Samoa’s blessing

Samoa’s Prime Minister, Hon Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi made light of the fact that Samoa benefitted greatly from the helicopter service that was offered to the Kingdom of Tonga, yet failed to be given registration by the Government. An Australian businessman, Rodger McCutcheon, had offered the use of his helicopter for emergency services in Tonga, but the Tongan Government took so long to grant a license. It would have taken up to four months for the application to be considered. Mr. McCutcheon eventually withdrew his offer to Tonga, and moved to Samoa where he was welcomed as a helicopter pilot,...

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Tohotoho – hoko ko e palopalema fakafonua

‘OKU ‘ikai ke toe veiveiua ‘a e lahiange ‘a e hia tohotoho ‘i he fonua ni, ‘i hono fakafehoanaki mo e ta’u ‘e 15 ki he 20 kuohilí. ‘I he uike ko ‘eni ‘oku fakamanatu ai ‘a e ‘Aho ‘o e Kakai Fefine, ‘oku matu’aki mahu’inga fau ke fai ha ngaue lahi ki he me’a ko ia ‘oku ne fakamamahi’i ‘a e kakai fefine. ‘Oku ‘ikai ke mei hala ha uike ‘i he ‘i ai ‘a e hopo ‘i he Fakamaau’anga, ko e hopo tohotoho. Pea ‘i he ngaahi uike ia ‘e ni’ihi, kuo a’u ia ki he hopo...

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Sexual assault crimes on the rise in Tonga

Police are trying to figure out why there is such a significant rise in sexual assault crimes over the past 2-3 years in Tonga, a country that not long ago, the Tongan word for ‘rape’ could not be used in public discourses. Either cases of rape were unreported or were rare, there was no reason to be alarmed. But, times have changed. Almost every week now, there is a case before the courts where sexual assault is the alleged crime. The word ‘rape’ is being more commonly used in conversations, and even in media. Last week, for example, there...

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