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Sunday 3 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been struggling during the past few years to get its domestic air services to operate efficiently. Tevita Palu, owner of Real Tonga Airlines, said that the grounding of the MA60 and the sudden termination by government of their lease agreement has plunged his operation into a more difficult situation.
Thursday 23 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new “Ladies and Gentlemen Clubhouse” was officially opened by Hon. Frederica Filipe last night, 22 April, to compete with the gentlemen’s club in Nuku‘alofa.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol and diesel for Tonga increases for April-May 2015 by a few seniti, while the kerosene price drops starting 16 April.
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Wednesday 15 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank has warned Tonga of large fiscal risks which are lurking in the horizon, “the repayment of its two external loans, the financing of the 2019 South Pacific Games, and the periodic large public servant wage demands.”
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Wednesday 8 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s domestic MA60 aircraft gifted from China is expected to start flying domestically this month operated by a second carrier named “Royal Tongan Airlines”.
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Thursday 2 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Tonga Airports Ltd (TAL) head office was opened on Tuesday, 31 March on Taufa’ahau Road at Poutaha.
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Monday 23 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ownership of the La’a Lahi Solar Farm in Neiafu was today transferred from the Government of Tonga to Tonga Power Ltd., a public enterprise in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 20 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bernie Poort has been appointed as the new CEO Tonga of ANZ Bank in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Robert Matthews from Australia has been appointed as the new CEO of the Tonga Power Ltd starting in Nuku’alofa on 9 March for the next three-years.
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Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Papua New Guinea based bank, BSP, is expected to take over the operations of Westpac Bank of Tonga in May when the legal transition is completed.
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has signed the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture that promotes food security. on 16 March.
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour have announced higher fuel prices for the month starting March 16. The increase comes after months of lower fuel prices.
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Thursday 12 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tanoa Hotel Group from Fiji will take over Tonga’s International Dateline Hotel for redevelopment this year, aiming to transform the seafront hotel and reopen as Tanoa Dateline in mid-2017, with a Tongan four star standard.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ban on airline passengers importing fruit from Auckland, New Zealand, to Tonga remains enforced by Tonga’s Quarantine authorities.
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Sunday 8 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Free Trade Agreements with trading partners provide opportunities for market access for Pacific Islands products, generally businesses in Tonga lack awareness of the rules, says Viliame Rova who facilitated a workshop this week in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Electricity tariffs are to be cut from March 1 in tariff reductions annouced by Tonga Power Ltd.today February 26.
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga government review has stated that Tonga has fallen behind in three Millennium Development Goals: poverty eradication, gender equality and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which are at a “crisis level”.
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Monday 23 February 2015

Las Vegas, USA
Tongan handicrafts were showcased at the Las Vegas Rugby Sevens competition two weeks ago, February 13-15 in a promotion organised by the Tongan Handicrafts and Cultural Tourism Support Programme (HCTSP).
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Thursday 19 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s over all Public Debt at the end of January 2015 stood at $392.6 million pa‘anga or 48.4% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to financial statistics released by the Ministry of Finance this week.
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Friday 13 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism & Labour has announced further cuts to fuel prices in addition to the cuts that occurred last month.
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