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Friday 16 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inspection shed for handicrafts of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forest, Fisheries and PHAMA program was opened on Friday, June 16 to support people involved in the industry and increase exports.
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Friday 16 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petroleum and gas has fallen effective today, Friday 16 June 2017, due to a decrease in the price of crude oil. The freight rate and Tongan Pa’anga have also been steady contributing to the drop in prices.
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan handicrafts were showcased by local artists to Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho on Thursday, June 8 at a True Tonga Inc. meeting held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
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Thursday 1 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga pushes for higher exports in agriculture produce, with the PACER Plus Agreement ready to be signed this month, the forecast for drier weather and the chance of another El Nino raises fresh concerns about water.
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Monday 29 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A private yacht owned by Waitt Foundation founder and philanthropist Ted Waitt from the United States will be carrying out a research expedition on coral reefs in Ha’apai and Vava’u.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices will increase starting tomorrow, 16 May 2017 as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority for May – June 2016. The retail prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene will increase by 5.60 seniti/litre, 3.64 seniti/litre and 4.54 seniti/litre respectively.
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Friday 12 May 2017

London, United Kingdom
Tonga yesterday joined Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation as a full member country. The organisation is part of Commonwealth efforts to achieve greater impact using ICTs in economic development and social inclusion
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Tuesday 9 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Billfish Bar and Restaurant celebrated its 22nd birthday on May 4.
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Sunday 7 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to act fast in creating a plan to take advantage of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations PACER Plus, between 12 Pacific Island Countries, plus Australia and New Zealand, said ‘Anisi Kulu Bloomfield, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Tonga’s Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Trade.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank’s Board of Executive directors on April 27 approved US$5 Million to support Tonga’s Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A big project for the installation of a Wind Power Generation System in Tongatapu to be completed by 2019 is funded under a grant aid from the Government Japan, with an estimated to $40 million pa’anga.
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Wednesday 26 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting was opened in Nuku'alofa on today, April 26, by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, who called on them to take action on energy efficiency, particularly in the transport sector in the region.
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Friday 21 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two key challenges that the Tongan government faces now are to manage carefully its wages bill and also its financing of the 2019 South Pacific Games related constructions. The World Bank also believes that Tonga should undergo an economic reform to shore up its revenue, “contain unproductive spending while boosting critical expenditures on health and education, and build up buffers against shocks.”
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 100 high level delegates and experts will meet in Nuku’alofa on April 24-28 for the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting, to discuss the latest international and regional developments affecting the region in these sectors.
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumers will enjoy lower prices on petrol, diesel and kerosene starting next Tuesday, 18 April 2017.
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Wednesday 12 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga faces a growing need to restrain public wage growth to decrease the share of wages in current spending, advises the Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook 2017.
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Friday 31 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a preliminary statement this week that Tonga’s “economic activity is expanding and likely to remain relatively strong into the next couple of years”. However, the IMF found that there was a lack of recent statistical information available such as government finance, inflation, balance of payments, and national accounts data for their assessment of economic development.
Thursday 30 March 2017

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
Tongan fishing ventures buying deregistered old fishing boats up to 80 years old from New Zealand, using a soft loan scheme offered by government, are running into trouble in unsafe and uninsured boats.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Five local Tongan companies will showcase products at New Zealand’s annual Pasifika Festival in Auckland, this weekend.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
LPG gas prices have jumped significantly starting today rising by 48 seniti per kilogram for Tongatapu and 42 seniti per kilogram for Vava’u compared to last month’s increase of 7 seniti per kilogram. Diesel has also slightly increased while petrol and kerosene prices went down marginally.
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