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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by a major frozen chicken importer, Moapa Enterprises Ltd., to sue its shipping agent for defamation has backfired when it was found that the foreign-owned company was trading illegally in activities reserved for Tongans.
Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Robert Matthews from Australia has been appointed as the new CEO of the Tonga Power Ltd starting in Nuku’alofa on 9 March for the next three-years.
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Friday 27 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s very low economic growth rate means that employment, particularly for young people, cannot be realised, and new investment is needed in order to create new opportunities, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg said in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, February 26.
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Thursday 12 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A desperate move by the Tongan Government to address demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Tonga to upgrade its Aviation Safety Regulations resulted in the grounding of the MA60 aircraft and a restriction on the size of aircraft for its outer islands domestic air services.
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Thursday 12 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The recently enacted Food Act 2014 was reviewed last night under a theme “Food safety is your business”, at a Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting, and was met with concern among some business owners. By Finau Fonua.
Sunday 8 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Confusion over changed ownership of the government newspaper, the Tonga Weekly, has left the publisher-editor Faka’osi Maama and his staff deeply concerned over their jobs and the future of the paper, which has stalled during the take-over.
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Thursday 29 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application to appoint a liquidator for the liquidation of the Pacific International Commercial Bank will be mentioned at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Friday, 30 January.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Customers who took out loans from a Microfinance Scheme at the Tonga Development Bank held a Holiday Market Festival on December 4-5 to sell their locally made products and produce in Ma’ufanga.
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Friday 21 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new photocopy machines were donated to Hilliard Memorial School and the Seventh Day Adventist Church head office on Thursday, 20 November in Pahu.
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has reversed its earlier decision and agreed that it “will not revoke or suspend Real Tonga’s air operator’s certificate” to run the domestic air service in Tonga.
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Friday 12 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Youth in Business Challenge 2014 has begun in Nuku’alofa after nine schools were awarded seed capital to start their businesses.
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Tuesday 9 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three mothers won the Business Women of the Year Awards 2014 on September 8 for establishing small businesses using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mystery surrounds negotiations for two of Tonga’s orbital slots and the signing by the Tonga Government of an agreement with a satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Washington, USA
A need to continue to improve the business environment in Tonga and to bolster confidence is stressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its 2014 country report for Tonga released today, which also notes that the Tongan economy is rebounding supported by agricultural exports and post-cyclone reconstruction activity.
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Putting fresh products onto supermarket shelves in other countries is a major challenge and a lot of things have to come together before Pacific Islands growers can successfully get a particular product over the market access line, said Annalize Struwig, visiting the PHAMA program in Tonga.
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Friday 17 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ANZ Tonga bank today donated $15,000 pa’anga to the Tonga Red Cross to assist with the relief efforts in Ha’apai following the devastation left by Tropical Cyclone Ian On January 11.
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Monday 6 January 2014
Neiafu, Vava‘u
Fire gutted a three level building at Fungamisi, Neiafu, on Saturday evening. Photos by LIsa Molloy.
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Friday 13 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. paid the Tonga government a dividend of $389,369 pa’anga on Tuesday, 10 December at the Annual General Meeting of the Tonga Power Board, as the first part of a T$1 million dividend for the financial year.
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Friday 6 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s banks remain flush with funds, and are being urged to lend more to help stimulate an economy that looks as if it has stalled this year, as all key industries in Tonga except for construction recorded falls in lending, according to figures released today.
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Friday 22 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga presented the Special Olympics Tonga Association (SOTA) with $2,000 cash to support eight Tongan athletes to the Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia next week.
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