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Zoo Two

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Fale Alea o Tonga. Zoo Two read like a political recipe for another flopped cake in the oven.  Something felt off about the ingredients of this cabinet.  A menacing question resurfaced: had Dear Leader lost his way home in the dark this time? Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s.  Echo.  Echo.  Echo. See […]

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Four more years

Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: e-Tangata. Just when you’re feeling a tad sorry about Akilisi Pohiva’s government getting the boot when the Tongan King called up section 38 in the constitution to dissolve parliament, his Democratic Party comes out on top with fourteen of the people’s seventeen seats at a snap election.  This amounted to 40% of […]

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Not Mr Apple, visit Mr Budget

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Fale ‘Alea o Tonga. Under the Dear Leader regime of Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, something odd happened every year just before the sitting of parliament.  Desolate gloom cloaked the land, and no one dared talk about the budget.  It appeared this small island developing state was convinced Mr […]

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The call of the Friendly Islands

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Google Images. Someone circulated a satirical meme about Dear Leader – The Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva – who spouted to Radio Australia that in his country, “media is a government property.”  The confused reasoning?  He figured he dictated the industry. That was about the time some brave […]

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