Re: "Afilias has ignored [..] our offer to let it tell its side of this story"
Maybe. It depends on whether New Zealand or Australia (but mostly New Zealand) decide the corruption is getting out of hand.
New Zealand and Australia fund most of those Pacific countries through aid and there is an expectation there will be a certain amount of palm-greasing. However when it all gets too blatant a quiet word is had with the interested parties and things calm down a bit.
The exception being of course the Tongan Royal Family who continue to exploit their people with impunity.