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Petrol prices increased and diesel and kerosene prices decreased in the new fuel prices announced by the Ministry of Commerce for the next month, effective from today October 16 to mid-November.
Friday 17 October 2014
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Family farmers contribute to Tonga’s food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific said on World Food Day 2014, today.
Thursday 16 October 2014
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Over 300 businesses and 4,000 employees are yet to be registered with the National Retirement Benefits Fund (NRBF), according to the NRBF Annual Report for 2014 released last week, for its second year of operation.
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - 1 comment
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John Paul Chapman (33) was elected as the new President of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. for 2014-15 at the Annual General Meeting on September 29.
Thursday 2 October 2014
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The inflation rate for the month of August this year 2014 was almost three times higher than the inflation rate for the month of August last year 2013.
Monday 29 September 2014 - 1 comment
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An August completion report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated challenges facing privatization and fiscal sustainability in Tonga.
Thursday 25 September 2014
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The Tongan currency (Pa’anga) has shown a continuing decline against the New Zealand and Australian dollars over the last 15 years, and the pa’anga is, arguably, in its worst year ever against its major trading partners.
Thursday 18 September 2014
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While the wholesale and retail prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Tongatapu dropped for September to December 2014, the prices have slightly increased in Vava’u from September 16.
Thursday 18 September 2014
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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
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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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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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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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New sustainable energy partnerships were announced by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on September 4 in Apia.
Friday 5 September 2014
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Tonga Communications Corporation and Vodafone Fiji have signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan telecommunications company to leverage the extensive industry experience of Vodafone Fiji.
Thursday 4 September 2014
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Siutoni Tupou, Tonga’s new Export Pathway Manager, today received a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga’s export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, assisted by the Australian-funded Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
Thursday 28 August 2014
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Low interest loans will be available to the Private Sector from a new government investment incentive fund that is being managed through the Tonga Development Bank, Ministry of Finance and National Planning announced today.
Monday 25 August 2014
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Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.
Monday 25 August 2014
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‘Ofa Tu’ikolovatu of the ‘Uiha & Sons GIO Recycling Co in Nuku’alofa was re-elected as President of Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. at its Annual General Meeting tonight, August 20. ‘Ofa is supported by an elected board of local business women and entrepreneurs from the formal and informal sectors:
Wednesday 20 August 2014
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Cheaper fuel prices have been announced by the Tonga Competent Authority to be effective from Monday 18 August.
Friday 15 August 2014
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The Ministry of Revenue & Customs is announcing a new small business tax after changes to the Income Tax Law that brings everyone into the new turnover system that began on 1 July 2014. The new tax is compulsory unless business owners apply for an option to remain in the current profit based system.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
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