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Commentary: How can we make our democratic reform work?

By Kalafi Moala   There have been three successive governments, each with its own different Prime Minister since the 2010 democratic reform to our governance structure....

Commentary: Democracy cannot survive without effective and credible opposition

By Kalafi Moala   31 Dec 2020 - A working democracy requires credible and effective opposition in place to function properly. Anything less will create a...

News Briefs: Watermelon update; Catholic Education owes $500,000; ‘Eua funds; ‘Atu Finau named CEO

NEWS BRIEFS FROM THE KINGDOM   By Kalafi Moala   Temporary Export Pathway opened for watermelon shipments to New Zealand The Tonga Watermelons Export Pathway is now declared...

Tohi fakamalo ‘a Kalafi Moala

FAKAMĀLŌ MEIA KALAFI MOALA ‘Oku ‘oatu ‘eku fakamālō loto hounga mo’oni ki he ngaahi tokoni, fale’i, lau, mo e fakaanga ki he me’a ne fai...

Is judicial review or reform urgent as Tonga’s Judiciary branch undergoes transition?

By Kalafi Moala   October 3, 2020: Of the three branches of government in Tonga, the Judiciary is the last bastion of our governance structure that...

Arrogant Prime Minister’s personal attack on journalist for reporting truth

By Kalafi Moala   30 September, 2020: In early 2019, I was contacted by Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, saying that he was in a financially tight position and...

The Media – a constructive or destructive force in society

By Kalafi Moala 26 September 2020: MEDIA is a tool, a powerful tool that by the very nature of its existence, it inevitably engages in...

‘Akilisi Pohiva: A death anniversary worth remembering

By Kalafi Moala   One year after the death of former Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, his family, close friends, and loyal supporters, remember him with fondness....

Media fragmentation and growing influence of social media in Tonga

By Kalafi Moala 13 September, 2020: In a dictatorship or under authoritarian rule, the role of media as a socio-political watchdog speaking truth to power...

Tonga’s aviation saga – a joint venture needed for a stronger domestic airline

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku'alofa, Tonga - The new Government owned Lulutai Airlines, has announced it's inaugural flight as Tonga's only domestic airline, will begin on...

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A call to review and repeal Tonga’s abortion laws

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa: A call to review and repeal abortion legislation in Tonga is part of a number of recommendations presented in a report...

A murder and suicide shock the Tongan community in New Zealand

By Kalafi Moala   The youngest child of a murdered mother, Toakase Finau, 29, was left with her grandmother, 'Alilia Teu Kata to care for. Kata...

“Say no to drugs” campaign, is this the beginning of a solution?

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - A significant march took place in Nuku'alofa on Saturday 13 March, with the declared theme of “Say No to...

Tohi kihe ‘Etita: Faka’ilonga ‘o e faihala

‘Etita, ‘Oku tatala ma’u pe e pulonga ‘o e fifili he taimi ‘oku fasitanunu e ngaahi kaupeau he halafononga ‘o e tangata ha vaaita ‘o...