Drau­nidalo marches on

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Sus­pended Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion Party MP Roko Tupou Drau­nidalo is still hav­ing a go at the mil­i­tary, even out­side of Par­lia­ment.

Speak­ing at a char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion lunch, she again ques­tioned the cost of the mil­i­tary. Then she added about peace­keep­ing: “When we get into Gov­ern­ment, this is some­thing I will be very in­ter­ested in. To get the wealthy mem­bers of UN to pay our mil­i­tary peace­keep­ing bud­get of about $100 mil­lion plus di­rectly and in­di­rectly per year- so that our poor coun­try can be re­lieved of the fi­nan­cial and other bur­den.” The key words are “When we get into gov­ern­ment”. Seems Roko Tupou is not only a mil­i­tary critic but also a dreamer.

Warm­ing up on De­na­rau Is that steam start­ing to rise from our nor­mally warm and sun kissed tourism hub of De­na­rau?

Seems things are get­ting a lit­tle hot be­hind the scenes over the emer­gence of new play­ers. Both on the orig­i­nal De­na­rau and ad­ja­cent to it. Watch for pos­si­ble de­vel­op­ments in this area in the months ahead.

Maraia Vula

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