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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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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Sydney, Australia
Central bankers from six Pacific Island countries including Tonga, are in Sydney this week, looking at ways to strengthen mobile banking in the region.
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been ranked among the Pacific region’s top performers for implementing business reforms over the last year, according to a World Bank Group annual report, however, the reason for the ranking is being questioned by those who look at business performance in Tonga.
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Friday 25 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women’s businesses were showcased tonight at the annual pre-Christmas WISE Market Night, held by Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. in central Nuku’alofa. Stall-holders attracted a crowd who were entertained by local musicians as they browsed the food, handicrafts, jewellery and other products with many locally-made products on display and for sale. The market opened at 5:30pm in the Fund Management Ltd. courtyard Hala Taufa’ahau and will run until 9:00pm tonight, Friday.
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Monday 24 June 2013
Suva, Fiji
Fiji free-to-air and privately-owned broadcaster Mai TV (Fiji) Limited has appointed Tongan, Marc Santos as its new general manager.
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Thursday 9 May 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
Vanilla growers in Tonga are being offered a partnership deal with an Australian family-owned food company, Queen Fine Foods, to help develop the production of high-quality Tongan vanilla in return for supply.
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Thursday 14 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Increased opportunites for Tongan migrant workers and lower fees for students going to New Zealand and Australia, along with other development assistance goals, are among key advantages being sought by Tonga in its PACER Plus free trade negotiations.
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga’s 17-seater aircraft arrived at Fua’amotu Domestic Airport from Vanuatu on March 11, after being delayed for a week. The aircraft began operation this afternoon with flights to Vava’u.
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