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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Cable Wireless plc withdraws its operation in Tonga on July 4 this year, the service of connecting Tonga to the outside world be taken over by an Interim Management Committee, according to Hon. Clive Edwards, a member of the Board of Tonga Telecom. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s three-year-old sea-weed export industry expects the coming sea-weed season from June to December to be the best yet. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Discovery Corporation a new investor in Tonga at the beginning of 2000, is building a new $1 million complex on Nuku’alofa’s main road. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The last of the big foreign-owned island traders in Tonga, Morris Hedstrom Tonga Ltd., ended its operation in Tonga when it was bought out by a local company recently. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Asian Paints expected a growth of 20 per cent in its world-wide sales this year, said Jalaj Dani, the Vice President-International and Program Office of Asian Paints India Ltd., India, who visited Tonga for the first time between March 14-16. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
South Pacific Importers and Exporters Ltd. has begun a wholesale delivery business in Tongatapu. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s current internet charges should be seen in the context of remote Pacific Islands, and are on par with those islands that do not have a subsidised internet, said Jon Morris, the General Manager of Cable & Wireless plc Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Heilala Holiday Village in a natural setting at the village of Tofoa, on the outskirts of Nuku‘alofa, has completed expansions in time to cater for the Christmas and New Year. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s move to form the new Tonga Communications Corporation is making sluggish progress. It has far to go before it could be in a position to take over the running of the international service from Cable and Wireless plc and the domestic telephone services from the Tonga Telecommunications Commission. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tourism Recognition Award, sponsored by the Tonga Visitors Bureau and the Tonga Tourist Association was presented by Dr. Masaso Paunga on November 12 at the Dateline Hotel to several local businesses in recognition of their contribution to tourism in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto‘a (51), talks about his bid to privide a second telephone carrier for Tonga, alongside the new Communications Corporation planned by government. He also comments on the Privy Council decisions, made when he was Prince Regent, to dissolve the first Harbour Authority and to stop payment of pensions to working public servants. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To mark the inaugural flight of Air Fiji from Tonga to Nausori, Fiji on November 16, Sione Moala, the new Deputy Director of Tourism and the head of the Marketing Division of the Tonga Visitors Bureau, presented Michael Ah Koy and his wife a piece of Tongan ngatu at Nausori. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Pacific Asia Global Holdings Ltd., the marketing arm of TongaSat is doing more than just marketing Tonga’s orbital slots, said Semisi Panuve, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at its Hong Kong office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air Fiji has launched an ambitious plan in an effort to capture more regional destinations. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Tonga is one country that has been trying to access the Chinese market. The King of Tonga, Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, successfully facilitated the missing link when a Bilateral Trade Agreement was signed between the two countries during the king’s State Visit to China in October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Tongan Airlines new Boeing 737-200, began servicing the Tonga – Auckland – Samoa – Niue route after an inaugural flight over Tonga with King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on November 12. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Saturday 10 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Three decades after Tonga banned whaling, in line with an international treaty, the taste of whale fat lingers on, and blubber enthusiasts joined the curious to watch a whale being butchered in Nuku‘alofa on July 10. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Bank of Tonga celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 1 in style, by making a record profit for the 1998-99 financial year of over $4 million. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A proposal to set up a casino at Royal International Airport Inn-still under construction-has brought objections from church and community members in Tonga who are opposed to gambling. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
High interest rates on loans from banks, particularly from the Tonga Development Bank, have caused concern among business people who say that it further restrains economic development due to a lack of capital funds. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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