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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new community multi-purpose hall for the village of Haveluliku in eastern Tongatapu was officiated by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 31 May.
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Thursday 4 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has numerous vibrant national resources that are fast asleep when they should be generating revenues and driving enterprise. Looking at the trade development of the small Pacific island countries one wonders whether Fiji is one of those that became birds, while Tonga remains among those still crawling.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will receive AUD$4 million in Budget Support, helping to prop up government salaries and other expenses, for each financial year over the next three years, from the Australian Government.
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Saturday 5 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The smashing of the protective walls around Tonga’s War Memorial and removal of its memorial plaques, during the site clearing for St. George’s Palace construction at Pangai Si’i last week might possibly be illegal.
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Thursday 27 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the Parliament yesterday, 26 August, he wants commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and keep their profit margins to less than $2 million pa’anga per annum. “If not, tell them to go,” he said.
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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new government building named ‘St George's Palace’ has begun after HM King Tupou VI planted a black foundation stone at Pangai Si’i at an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 25 August.
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Thursday 16 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A seven-year-old boy who was sleeping at home alone, died in a house fire last night at Haveluliku in Tongatapu.
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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 31 March 2005

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An assessment of Hardship and Poverty in Tonga, which was carried out jointly by the Government of Tonga and the Asian Development Bank in 2003, stated that 23% of the 16 communities surveyed in Tongatapu, Ha'apai, Vava'u, 'Eua, Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou, were living below the poverty line of $28.18 per person per week.
Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
"I have never understood what too advanced means," says Crown Prince Tupouto'a, who believes that wireless telephones and a fibre optic internet connection will provide liberation for the common man greater than that originally given him by the automobile. He says that governments all over the world will have to downsize and become much smarter at collecting their revenue... and tax people when they spend and not when they earn. Interview: HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A peaceful revolution is currently taking place in Tonga as we are trying to find the right combination to take advantage of what the 21st century has to offer. In business, never before have Tongan business people invested so much money in the Tongan economy, pouring millions of pa‘anga, into trade, telecommunications, tourism, agriculture, fisheries, power generation, the media, shipping, and even airlines. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The saying that one can’t see the wood for the trees, is so appropriate to our situation in Tonga today. It has been pointed out numerous times, and we can see it with our own eyes, that we are blessed with a good country, where the weather is hospitable, and the soil is so fertile that plants can grow even in the sand. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Wednesday 1 July 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"The main thing is to have good manners, be smart, know what you are doing, then there is no reason why a person is not given the opportunity." HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV at 80. Interview by Pesi Fonua, from Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol.13 no. 2, July 1998.
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