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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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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has signed an MOU with the APEC Climate Center (APCC) for a new Agri-water project to enhance reponses to water shortages by facilitating the use of climate information in water management systems.
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first consignment of Tongan squash, shipped to China in December last year, has been cleared by authorities in Beijing, China and received positive feedback from the importer, Tianjin Foreign Trade Safe Co. Ltd.
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Thursday 16 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum and gas prices have risen today due to an increase in crude oil prices and regional demand.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-member business delegation from New Zealand arrived in Tonga today on a four-day visit to explore opportunities for business investment and strengthen business links with Tonga.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's economy is heavily dependent on remittances from Tongan communities overseas, but transferring money to Tonga has become challenging, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva said yesterday, in launching a new voucher remittance service called 'Ave Pa'anga Pau, offered by the Tonga Development Bank.
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Wednesday 8 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vailele Taukitoku the owner of the FV Losemani Fo'ou and one of six Tongan fishermen who were rescued by the German cruise ship The Albatros south of Tonga on Saturday, February 4, is thankful for their rescue and his safe return home to Tonga last night, but he's very sad that he's lost his little boat, and his fishing livelihood. "If we were given the batteries we could have fixed our boat and returned home. The sea - how it was rough at that point -was normal to us," he said. By Linny Folau
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Monday 6 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga Limited has become the third shareholder of Tonga Cable Ltd (TCL), joining the Government of Tonga and Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) after finalizing an agreement at a signing ceremony on Friday, 3 February 2017.
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Thursday 26 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) or action plan to deliver financial services at affordable costs to Tongans is being developed by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) for the first time.
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Thursday 26 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public record at Tonga's Business Registry shows that a company called Tavake Tamafua Ltd. was registered in Tonga on 29 November 2016 with two directors 'Epeli Taione and Havea L. Gatti.
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Wednesday 25 January 2017
Nuku'alofa,
Tonga's Government this evening has refuted claims that it issued a casino license to a US company called Red Warrior Entertainment LLC, while admitting that it had supported two projects for a tourism investment facility, known as "Tavake Tamafua Investment Project", proposed by counterparts.
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