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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A centre to fast-track the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the private sector and business communities throughout the Pacific has started operating out of its base in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, this month.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a week of severe flour shortages impacting bakeries, caterers and food businesses in Nuku'alofa, it’s back to business as normal today with the arrival of new flour supplies this week.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new customs duty and excise tax introduced last year has driven import prices up causing inflation to hit significantly high levels in Tonga. Annual inflation rose by 10% over the year to May 2017 - well above the National Reserve Bank of Tonga's reference rate of 5%.
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa business woman, Malia Tu'inukuafe Tonga, the new President of Women in Sustainable Enterprises Tonga Inc. (WISE) said she was overwhelmed by how women from different sectors of the economy were able to come together at the WISE Annual General Meeting last night on August 1.
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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga Ltd. today bought 16.6% of Tonga Government’s shares in Tonga Cable Ltd., which amounted to USD$4.19 million equivalent to $9.1 million pa’anga, that will be used to assist in financing the extension of the fibre optic cable network to Vava’u and Ha’apai.
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Monday 17 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices have decreased starting today Monday, July 17 approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) for July to August.
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Wednesday 12 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga became a prospective member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in June.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017

Vava'u, Tonga
The completion of a Solar Electrification project in Vava’u and Ha’apai, was celebrated on Monday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the village of Koloa in Vava’u. The project has seen the installation of solar powered water pumps and deep freezers in remote communities in Ha’apai and Vava’u. The project’s aim is to establish the use of renewable energy powered facilities.
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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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