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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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Stand a Noble

Collapsed parliament after Cyclone Gita. Photograph: Matangi Tonga.   Tonga’s 9 nobles’ representatives to Legislative Assembly must take back our country.  ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s Democratic Party disorder has dragged us down to rock bottom.  There’s no two ways about it: stand a noble for Prime Minister at the second parliamentary ballot.  As for Tongan voters registered […]

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