Author: Taimi o Tonga

Tonga Tokanga – Polisii Fakafonua kihe Feliliuaki ‘oe ‘Ea

Na’e toki talaki mai foki ‘i Ma’asi ‘e he Pule’angá, ‘a e palani ‘a Tonga ni ko e ‘National Climate Change Policy’ (Polisii Fakafonua ki he Feliliuaki ‘o e ‘Ea) ke tanumaki ‘aki ha Tonga ‘oku Matu’uaki (Resilient Tonga) mei ha ngaahi fakatamaki ‘e hoko, ke a’usia kimu’a ‘i he 2035. ‘Oku tau fakamalō ki he ngaue lahi kuo lavá pea ‘oku fai pehē pē ‘a e ngaahi fonua Memipa ‘e 190 tupu ‘o e UN Framework on Climate Change Convention (UNFCC). Koe palani ko’ení ‘oku ha’iha’i kitautolu katoa ‘i he tapa kotoa ‘o ‘etau nofó ‘ihe ta’u ‘e 20 ka hokoo, ka ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e fifili lahi ‘i he hangē ha fu’u kupenga ‘a e me’a ni, pea ‘osi angé na’a kovi ange ‘a e faito’o (ngaahi fakakaukau ‘oku fokotu’utu’uu) ‘i he fokoutua ‘e hokó (ngaahi palopalema ‘e malava ke hokó). Ko e heletā fakatoumata ‘oku ngaue’aki ki he ngaahi fokotu’utu’u ni ‘oku ui ko e ‘precautionary principles’ (ngaahi fakakaukau tokateu), ‘a ia ‘oku ngaue’aki fakaemamani lahi ki he mo’ui ‘a e kakaí mo e ‘atakaí pē, ke ‘oua ‘e hoko ha fakatamaki (harm). ‘Oku lahi ‘a hono leleí mo e koví, ka ko e ‘isiu pe ‘e ua ‘e fai ai ‘ae fokotu’u fakakaukau ni. ‘Uluakii, ko e fo’i lea ko e matu’uaki (resilient) ‘i he mala’e ‘o e langa fakalakalaka ‘o ha fonua (development)...

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Ta’efakalao feinga Minisitā ke ‘ave kelekele ki ha taha kehe

KUO ‘ulungia ‘a e Minisitā Fonua ‘i ha ‘eke fakalao na’e fakahoko ‘i he Fakamaau’anga Kelekele ‘e he tangata ko Havea Folau ‘a ia na’e foaki ki ai ha kelekele ‘i Vainí. Ko e puipuitu’a ‘o e hopo ni ko e feinga ‘a e Minisitā ke to’o e konga kelekele na’e foaki ange ki ha tangata nofo Nu’usila he ta’u ‘e 18 kuohilí, ‘o foaki ia ki ha tokotaha kehe. ‘Oku pehē ‘e he fakamatala ki he hopo ni na’e foaki ‘a e konga kelekele ‘i Vaini ‘e Nopele Ma’afu Tukui’aulahi kuo pekia, ‘i Fepueli 1997 kia Havea Folau....

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Three ministers disqualified by Wesleyan Church of Tonga

Three ministers have been disqualified and ordered to step down by the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga (FWCT), as a result of probably the biggest financial scandal in the history of the church. The improprieties had to do with the Pulela’ā Church in Sydney, Australia, where the church building was repossessed by the Westpac Bank, and later sold to a Hindu group in 2012. Millions of dollars of the church money was “lost” in the process and also five other church properties used for security were taken over by the bank. The leaders of the church during that time included ordained ministers Viliami Tu’akoi, Matafonua Fotofili, and Sione Pinomi. They are the leaders accused of the financial problems that befell Pulela’ā, and they are the ministers that are being disqualified by the FWC in Tonga. When the bank took over the church properties, the FWC organization in NSW was deregistered. The Church authorities in Tonga have tried to communicate and bring the three ministers to a tribunal exercise but to no avail. The annual 92nd Conference of the Church in Tonga passed a decision that the three ministers must be brought to account. However, after seven months of waiting for a response, the Church at a meeting of the Committee for Ministers on 3 March ordered their disqualification. In a letter addressed to the three ministers, the Secretary General...

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Tongan man shot in US

A Tongan man was shot and killed in the United States last week while two other men were injured and taken to a hospital. The deceased was identified as 20-year-old William Fifita, who recently returned from a 2-year church mission in Guatemala. Fifita, who is a member of the Mormon Church, was returning home from a church even in Torrance, Los Angeles, when another vehicle pulled up to his car and opened fire in what police described as a “senseless murder.” Fifita was struck in his upper body and pronounced dead on the scene. The shooting took place after...

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Haveki ‘e he Samoa A, pea laiki ‘e Fisi ‘a e Tonga A

Ko e ‘ulungia tu’o tolu ‘eni ‘a e timi ‘akapulu Tonga A he fe’auhi ‘o e timi ‘e 4 ‘oku fai ki Fisi ‘I he World Rugby Pacific Challenge. Ko e fo’i fakamamahi ‘eni he na’e 50 ki he 0 ‘a e kai ‘i hono matu’aki haveki ‘e he Samoa A, ‘i ha tau fakapalataha he Tokonaki 12 Ma’asi. Pea ko e tau mo Fisi ‘i he Tu’apulelulu 17 ‘o Ma’asi na’e 56-18. Neongo na’e ‘i ai ‘a e ki’i ta’ovaala ‘o e Tonga A, ka na’e fakapalataha aipe va’inga ki Fisi. Na’e toe tuli foki ha tokotaha, pea...

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