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Saturday 31 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nakolo family is having a Happy New Year after winning the grand prize of $3000 in the Molisi City Central Supermarket New Year raffle this afternoon. The name on the winning ticket was Senior Constable Temaleti Vea.
Thursday 15 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Ltd. has declared a $2 million pa'anga Annual Dividend for 2015-16, payable to its shareholder, the Government of Tonga, its highest-ever dividend pay out.
Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is a developing country in the Pacific region. It has great demand and potential of development for internet and has already made positive progress in the development of internet and ICT. China and Tonga have shared interests in the development of internet, improving internet governance systems and forming a peaceful and safe cyberspace and other related issues. Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sovaleni attended the Wuzhen Summit during the Third World Internet Conference themed “Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All-Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace” held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province of China from November 11-18.
Friday 2 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first ever shipment of Tongan squash to China left Tonga this week, after Tongatapu exporter Nishi Trading successfully passed a strict quarantine inspection on Saturday, 26 November 2016. This important achievement took 18 months of negotiation and inspections leading to an initial protocol between the Governments of China and Tonga in May. This initiative was supported by PHAMA - the Pacific Horticultural & Agricultural Market Access Program.
Friday 2 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Growth in cargo volumes and the number of ships calling at the Port of Nuku’alofa, as well as operating efficiencies has resulted in a record dividend of $$1,617,862 for the financial year 2015/16 for the Ports Authority of Tonga. The dividend was declared by the Board of Directors on 1 December 2016, during their Annual General Meeting in Nuku'alofa, when the Chairman Mr Stephen Edwards, presented a dividend cheque to the Minister for Public Enterprises, Poasi Mataele Tei, for the shareholder, the Government of Tonga.
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18 month long project to support the development of the vanilla industry in Vava'u this year has also helped Tonga's MAFF and Australian development partners to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by vanilla growers and the vanilla industry. Over 100 vanilla growers were directly assisted and 328 plantations monitored under the project, which has identified a need for new plantings, particularly on small family plantations.
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa
Tonga's Minister for Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei received a dividend cheque of $4,345,262 pa'anga, presented by the Chairman of the Common Utilities Board of Directors, Carl Sanft on November 29. The Combined Utility Dividend for the year 2016 goes to the Government of Tonga, being the sole shareholder of power, water and waste utilities and the subsidiary companies Tonga Gas Ltd. and Home Gas Ltd.
Wednesday 9 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank South Pacific Tonga is encouraging schools to join in its annual "Go Green School Clean Up Day 2016" this Friday 11 November 2016. With the message "Rethink, Reuse, Recycle!" the Go Green Campaign pulls together communities to pick up rubbish on their streets, schools and around the area where they live.
Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd. last week opened new sub branches at Ha'apai and ‘Eua with fully Automated Teller Machine (ATMs) installed. BSP Country Head, Daniel Henson said renovations at the Vava'u branch were also opened by the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai, attended by the Chairman of Bank South Pacific, Sir Kostas Constantinou OBE.
Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ha'apai solar farm project - an on-grid project which will become the first utility scale solar energy generation facility in Ha’apai - was visited yesterday by Australian Minister, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and her delegation who were welcomed by Tonga Power Ltd. staff and the Governor of Ha'apai, Mo’ale Finau. Australia has contributed AUD$5.7 million towards Tonga's Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project in co-financing with the Asian Development Bank and the European Union.
Thursday 8 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The G20 Summit held in Hangzhou, China, has for the first time put the issue of development front and center of the global macro policy framework. In addition, a great breakthrough addressing climate change was witnessed. The Summit concluded with solutions that addresses both the symptoms and root causes of the global economic problems.
Friday 1 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation handed over a dividend cheque of $1.213 million pa'anga to the Government of Tonga as shareholder in the full and final dividend payment for the last financial year 2014-15. This is the second consecutive year that TCC is paying a dividend in excess of $1 million pa'anga, and growing rapidly year on year over the last five years.
Friday 26 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s current electricity tariffs will be cut by 11% on meter readings from 1 March, bringing tariffs down to 69.99 seniti per unit - the lowest since 2008, the CEO of Tonga Power Ltd., Robert Matthews, announced on 25 February, and the benefits will be passed on to all electricity consumers in Tongatapu, Vava’u, ‘Eua and Ha’apai.
Friday 15 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Asset Managers and Associates Ltd. (TAMA) presented its first dividend of $50,000 to Hon. Poasi Tei, Minister of Public Enterprises, for its shareholder, the Government of Tonga on 9 December.
Friday 15 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Ltd. has declared a $1.3 million pa'anga annual dividend for 2014-15 - its highest dividend amount payable to its shareholder the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Monday 28 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
For the cause of human development and progress, the year 2015 is a significant year ... Both China and Tonga are developing countries. Our people suffered from a similar scourge, and both have travelled a path fraught with hardship. So China has a clear idea of the challenges faced by Tonga and has provided continuous support for Tonga’s sustainable development. In 2015, China and Tonga helped each other on the international stage and the bilateral relations keep improving with fruitful achievements and bring benefits to our people. By H.E. Huang Huaguang.
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Thursday 10 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. paid its highest dividend to the Government of Tonga, handing over a cheque for $2 million pa'anga on December 8. The 2014-15 dividend represents a 27% increase on the previous year's return to government.
Friday 16 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. (TPL) is taking the next step in the continuing modernization of its network to provide customers a more efficient and reliable electricity supply.
Monday 27 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will welcome delegates from the Pacific Islands to the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference and Trade Exhibition next year, 2016, with a theme “Integrating Renewable Energy with Conventional Generation”.
Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first photovoltaic solar facility to introduce a stabilising capacitor and micro-grid control system was technically handed-over as the Nanyo Boeki Kaisha Ltd., Japanese-lead consortium of contractors and project consultants, signed an agreement with Tonga Power Ltd. to mark the completion of the project.

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