Editorials

Tau hola mei he ha’aha’a ‘o e ngaahi ‘aho mālōlō

  ‘OKU tau luelue atu eni he ngaahi taimi fakafiefia taha ‘o e ta’ú ki he tokolahi taha ‘o e kakai ‘o e fonuá, ka ko e ngaahi ‘aho mālōlō ‘o e Kilisimasí pea mo e Faka’osita’ú pea pehē ki hono talitali ‘a e ta’u ‘oku hanga maí ‘a e… Read More

Education reform in Tonga

Kalafi Moala reflects on why Tonga’s education reform still lacks a satisfactory outcome For many Pacific nations, education is regarded as the key foundation stone of building a peaceful, productive, and prosperous society. Words such as ‘education is the pathway to the future’ resound rather philosophically from one island nation… Read More

Lamentations from the Pacific

  Kalafi Moala  A cry is being heard from almost every corner of the Pacific; a cry against injustice, a cry against the harsh hand that has been dealt against us in the centuries old deliberate attempt by the powerful West and their allies to shape us and our social… Read More

Why the “Pacific Island nation” in Aotearoa should be given special attention?

  Kalafi Moala IN all the conversations taking place in the Pacific region today, there is one that is often ignored simply because it is under a “long white cloud” – Aotearoa. This conversation is about the “Pacific nation” that is in the country of New Zealand, and the issues… Read More

Not all Tuna are created equal.

By Lloyd Spencer Davis NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Otago Daily Times / Pacific Media Watch): I have been in Noumea less than 24 hours when I am struck by a thought: tuna are the sheep of the sea. Not in the sense of what they look like, what they eat, or… Read More

Ready, Set, Spin!

Editorial by Kalafi Moala The Government has only been in power six months, and is already well established in double talk and information spinning. This has become very apparent in the recent saga of the NDC report, written as a result of a Government Commissioned enquiry or investigation into the… Read More

A Samoan Observer Editorial on Tuilaepa meeting Mara

APIA (Samoa Observer/Pacific Media Watch): Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi can be accused of many things but not for the lack of courage to tackle a challenge head on. As most Pacific leaders duck for cover in the escalating war of words between fugitive Colonel Ratu Tevita Mara and his… Read More

Why does Customs continue to allow false invoices?

FALSE invoices on imported goods are still very much part of the problems in which Tongan Customs is allegedly mired. No one, not even the Commissioner of Customs, Sefita Tangi, could justify the fact that values of some goods imported have been drastically altered and new false invoices issued so… Read More

Tonga: a rough ride but with hope

– By Kalafi Moala NUKU’ALOFA: Tonga’s people and Parliament have chosen to base their hope for the country on a promise made over a period of two decades, backed by popular support, and by Western countries like Australia and New Zealand. This is a promise that democracy will bring solutions… Read More

Kalafi Moala, one of the peace journalism speakers at a recent symposium at USP in Suva, Fiji

Media— a destructive or a constructive force in peace and development? Lessons from Tonga

– By Kalafi Moala: These are the main points in a keynote address given at the USP Symposium in Suva, Fiji on the role of media and civil society in strengthening democracy and social cohesion through peace building) SUVA, FIJI – Media is a tool, a powerful tool that by… Read More