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Tuesday 5 April 2016

A contract to start the construction of a new hospital and a three bedroom staff quarter on Niuatoputapu was signed on April 4 2016, with over $2 million funding by the European Union. The project follows the 2009 tsunami that destroyed the hospital, homes, and businesses on the remote island.
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Thursday 31 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Up to half a million pa’anga of “unclaimed” money held in bank accounts at the Bank of the South Pacific in Nuku’alofa will be swallowed up by the government in June if the amounts are not claimed by the owners soon. Several accounts belonging to the King of Tonga, as well as an Emergency Relief Trust Fund, a private retirement fund, and funds belonging to societies and groups such as the Tonga Society of Accountants, the Sisters of Mercy, the Ferry Princess Ashika Vava’u Victims Fund, the Friendly Island Teachers Association, and numerous PTA accounts, along with those of individuals and a few companies, will be included in a mass transfer of funds if unclaimed.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan yesterday agreed to commit $3.6 million pa'anga to Tonga to purchase goods, which may include sports equipment, to help promote economic and social development efforts.
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Wednesday 23 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US$2 million in concessional financing approved by the World Bank on 16 March will support Tonga’s efforts to create "a more inclusive and resilient economy" through policy reform. It is to be funded with US$1 million credit and US$1 million grant, provided through the International Development Association, the World Bank's fund for poorest countries.
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Thursday 17 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day private sector consultation is being held this week on March 17-18 in Nuku'alofa, to discuss the potential implications of the Regional Pacer Plus Agreement (PACER Plus) on Tonga’s private sector, following the closing of previous consultations hosted by Tonga's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry with representatives from the private sector and the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA).
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Tuesday 15 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rescue and tourism helicopter service offered to Tonga by Rodger McCutcheon, a New Zealand pilot, has moved to Samoa after Tonga delayed the start of the service earlier this year. Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Luesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi welcomed the new helicopter service and stated, “It is utter nonsense and ridiculous for any government to discard a service of this nature.”
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Tuesday 15 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The wholesale and retail prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Tongatapu and Vava’u will slightly increase for the first quarter, March to June, starting tomorrow Wednesday, 16 March.
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Monday 14 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol will continue to decrease, while diesel and kerosene will slightly increase from this month to April, starting on Wednesday 16 March.
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Monday 14 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been warned that despite government’s strong revenue collection, Tonga’s fiscal position is expected to weaken in near term due to a large increase in the wage bill, an increase in current spending, and potential cost overruns related to Tonga’s preparations to host the 2019 South Pacific Games
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Friday 11 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Mr Houlin Zhao official launched a new Tonga government portal at the office of the Ministry of Information, this morning, 10 March.
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Monday 7 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking to lift labour standards by becoming the 187th member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) this year, effective from 24 February 2016.
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Wednesday 2 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank plans to launch new commercial services this month, including foreign exchange and internet banking, as part of a three year expansion programme that began in 2014.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Irrigation systems for Tongan crops has become a new priority, after a drought in the Pacific last year affected a trial project of planting Zeamays, or different types of corn (Maize) in Tonga that was intended to encourage the expansion of small holder farming.
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Wednesday 17 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating 25 years in business on February 15, the staff and management of ‘Uta’atu & Associates, certified public accountants and management consultants, got together with clients, suppliers and alumni of the firm at the Waves Café on the Nuku’alofa seafront.
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Monday 15 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, diesel and kerosene for Tonga will significantly decrease from this month to March starting on Tuesday, 16 February.
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Monday 15 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liz Sullivan and her local family-run businesses have expanded into accommodation after purchasing the Waterfront Lodge on the waterfront at Ma’ufanga on 25 January this year, from the former owners GP and Daniela Orbassano.
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Tuesday 2 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala launched a pilot agricultural development project at the Royal Estate, the Villa, today Tuesday 2 February. The Thai supported project aims to demonstrate sustainable agriculture to Tongans. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 15 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, diesel and kerosene for Tonga will continue to decrease from this month to February, starting from Monday 18 January.
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Monday 4 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s own life-saving helicopter service is expected to start in early 2016. The new helicopter service will also enable visitors to enjoy the beauty of Tonga from the air and to drop into remote island resorts. The first 7-seater Eurocopter AS350 helicopter is expected to arrive by ship in Nuku’alofa on 31 January.
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Wednesday 16 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, diesel and kerosene for Tonga will continue to decrease from this month to January, 2016 starting today, 16 December.
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