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We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters

Malo e lelei, As Salam Alaikum The Tongan Advisory Council wishes to convey its heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Tongan community in New Zealand to the Muslim community in New Zealand. Islamaphobia resulting in the terrorist attack at the Christchurch Mosques on Friday 15 March and the loss of 49 Muslim lives is unacceptable. […]

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Pohiva wins Tonga’s war of perception

“Chaos syndrome is a chronic decline in the political system’s capacity for self-organization,” wrote journalist Jonathan Rauch.  He was talking about how American politics went insane under President Trump but might as well have been talking about Tonga.  Let’s face it: Tongan politics has gone crazy.  Political stability has deteriorated from two zoo administrations of […]

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What Informal Economy – Drugs?

Anti-government protestors, Nicaragua. Associated Press.   Nicaragua is the poorest Central American country on the brink of a bloody brutal civil war.  More than 200 people have been killed by police and pro-government para-militaries.  Anti-government protestors have home-made weapons that fire rocks.  They can’t combat an organised, armed state force. The death toll rises while […]

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