Late Tongan PM ‘Akilisi Pohiva remembered as ‘beacon of democracy’

Akilisi Pohiva, a school teacher who evolved into the leading figure of Tonga’s democracy movement to eventually become prime minister, died today. He was 78. His death was confirmed by the government this morning. Tonga’s parliament has been adjourned indefinitely, and Mr…

Following the election of James Marape as the 8th Prime Minister, there has been numerous articles posted on social media asking the question why I was absent and abstained from voting.  Last Wednesday, the former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced…