Lots of issues on the table

Dear Editor,

To assume that Forums like this one being held in Samoa can make the impact that you seek Mata’afa is a lofty one. 

What we can best hope for is that networks are created and relationships and alliances are formed that will see greater unity on the global scale. 

The ‘hot issue’ for the Pacific people in my view depends upon many varying factors. 

Climate change is an issue for Tuvalu and Tokelau, but for Niue it’s having more Niueans overseas than in Niue itself! For Guam, it is the threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea but for Fiji it has recently been the extradition of many Chinese back to China because of crimes committed. 

Tonga’s parliament and government not to mention their founding constitution is currently in the spotlight when we consider the current drama with the King and the Prime Minister!



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