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A current attempt by the Tongan government to attract business investments, and to revitalize business growth by offering very low interest loans, so far appears to remain an unattractive proposition for businesses in Tonga.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
A new barge, the Talafale was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today to assist with the reconstruction in Ha’apai after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian in January.
Tuesday 16 September 2014
It is estimated over 49,000 people have registered to vote in Tonga’s 2014 General Election Election, after registration closed this afternoon Tuesday, September 16.
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Two women, Denise Knutson and Lesley Longdon, were the top anglers in the annual Tongan International Billfish Tournament held in Vava’u, Tonga, last week, 5-9 September 2014. The heaviest Blue Marlin at 171.5kg was caught by Greg Haliday.
Monday 15 September 2014
Le’o ‘o Tonga 88.1 FM is the newest radio station in Nuku’alofa which began last week operated by Taimi Media Network in Kolotmotu’a.
Kau taki temokalatii, kapau ko e taukave ena ‘oku evidence-based, fēfē ke ‘alu fakataha pee ho’omou malanga’I e Temokalatii pea mo ho’omou malanga’i a Kalaisii. Ka liliu hotau fonuaa ‘o lahiange ‘enau muimui kia Sisu ‘i he muimui ki he Temokalatii, te tau a’usia e Temokalati fakamonu’iaa, pea ‘e ‘ikai toe ‘i ai ha 16/11. - Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
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Current cool nights and low rainfall indicate that Tonga may be affected by a climatic condition known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. Water conservation is advised as an El Nino watch remains in force.
Friday 12 September 2014
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The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated US$30.5 million dollar grant from the Government of Japan.
Friday 12 September 2014 - 1 comment
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Sekope Fauolo was awarded the Baton of Honour during the prizegiving ceremony for the Tonga Police Recruits on Thursday, September 11.
Friday 12 September 2014
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The construction of a Government Office Building dubbed the ‘St George Palace’ project funded with a multi-million pa’anga grant from the Chinese Government is expected to start this year at Pangai Si’i, one of the last open green spaces in the Nuku’alofa CBD.
Friday 12 September 2014
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The Youth in Business Challenge 2014 has begun in Nuku’alofa after nine schools were awarded seed capital to start their businesses.
Friday 12 September 2014
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45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by militants in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border have been released at 14:30 local time, a United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced on September 11.
Friday 12 September 2014
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Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
Thursday 11 September 2014
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The closure of the 2014 session of the Tongan Parliament today was a historical occasion as it was Prince Ata’s first parliamentary closing duty and the closure of the fourth and final year in office of the current government, before the upcoming General Election on November 27. Photos by Linny Folau.
Thursday 11 September 2014 - 1 comment
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State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
Thursday 11 September 2014
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To reduce rural poverty in Tonga there is still a lot more work to do, particularly in the outer islands, IFAD’s Asia Pacific regional director Ms Hoonae Kim said after her first visit to the country this week.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
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The Tongan Government has committed to fund a new ‘electricity tariff lifeline’ starting on January 1, 2015 and estimated to cost around $1 million pa‘anga a year.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
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Prince Ata accompanied by Lord Nuku and Lord Ve’ehala will close the final session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga before the General Election on Thursday, September 11.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
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Tonga needs to raise the bar on workplace confidentiality because hot gossip with client information is “absolutely inappropriate and intolerable,” says Matangi Tonga reader Soa‘ileata Paseka, who was horrified to hear that the personal financial transactions of a friend were being tattled about in church.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will construct a new stake centre on a property on Vaha’akolo Road behind the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
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