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Thursday 14 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Increased opportunites for Tongan migrant workers and lower fees for students going to New Zealand and Australia, along with other development assistance goals, are among key advantages being sought by Tonga in its PACER Plus free trade negotiations.
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga's 17-seater aircraft arrived at Fua'amotu Domestic Airport from Vanuatu on March 11, after being delayed for a week. The aircraft began operation this afternoon with flights to Vava'u.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emigration is invaluable to Tonga if its economy is to improve, according to a new Labour Market study on the demand for skills training in Tonga.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new domestic airline Real Tonga began operation today by chartering a Chathams Pacific aircraft to service the outer islands, since the arrival of its Y-12 aircraft was delayed from Vanuatu.
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Monday 11 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An e-commerce project that started offering free online booking development to small-medium sized accommodation businesses in Tonga two years ago is now in full swing across 11 Pacific Islands.
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Monday 4 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's income is continuing to fall, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Joyce Mafi, told the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industries on January 30, in a presentation on the state of Tonga's Economy.
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Sunday 3 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new television stations and one new FM stations operated by two family businesses in Nuku'alofa are expected to start operation soon after receiving their broadcast licenses from Government on February 1.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is among five Pacific nations to adopt a Pilot Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program that was launched in Sydney, Australia on 18 January.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a shock email sent from his iPad yesterday, Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, Samiu Vaipulu, has told the Vava'u Business Chamber he would like to see their members' tax returns for the last five years, before he will talk about their serious concerns over the withdrawal of Chathams Pacific domestic airline service.
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Wednesday 9 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Acquiring a business license in Tonga will now be easier under a new Business License Registration Regulation. It comes as part of parliament’s amendments to the Business Registration Act last year.
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Friday 7 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan businessman Ross Chapman, the Chairman of Pacific Finance and Investments Ltd., today donated $15,000 to help support a local child cancer foundation.
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Thursday 6 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of Tonga High School students who won the Secondary Schools category of Tonga's Youth in Business Challenge 2012, returned home on December 1 after a successful five-day funded trip to New Zealand.
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant showcased its renovated restaurant and rooms, with a celebration on the evening of November 27, when the owners, Angelo and Meleseini Crapanzano, draped the front of the two storey hotel with an Italian flag. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 24 October 2012
Nadi, Fiji
Meeting in Fiji on 17–18 October the Heads of Quarantine of Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and established a new forum for collaboration on technical issues currently limiting trade. Elvis Silvestrini, Fiji’s Head of Quarantine and inaugural Chair of the new group said, “We all want profitable and safe trade between Pacific Island countries, and also with our bigger trading partners. We need to work together to make that happen." - PHAMA press release.
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Friday 5 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been chosen to host the Pacific Leg of the Pacific Rugby Cup 2012, an official International Rugby Board tournament to be held 11-19 October 2012, putting Tonga back on the international rugby circuit, in a partnership between the Tonga Rugby Union its sponsors Digicel Tonga. The matches in Tonga are Samoa A vs Tonga A; Crown Prince XV vs Tonga A; Fiji Warriors vs Samoa A; and Tonga A vs Fiji Warriors.
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Friday 16 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's export fishing industry is dead, say business people who have abandoned their efforts to keep it alive, after years of paperwork battles with government officials and the ministry responsible for fisheries.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people with disability were awarded Certificates of Learning in Computer Studies from the Mango Tree Centre, in a special Graduation Dinner hosted by Digicel Tonga at the Emerald Chinese Restaurant in Nuku'alofa, on December 1.
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Wednesday 19 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga took another step toward connecting up to the Southern Cross Submarine Fiber Optic in Fiji and to the world high-speed communication network yesterday, October 18 when the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano presented Robert Bolouri, the manager of Tonga Cable Limited with a Wholesale Communications Licence.
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Friday 2 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ross Chapman the Chairman of Pacific Finance and Investments Ltd Group and Mark Gerrard of Royal Beer generously donated $40,000 pa'anga to the 'Ikale Tahi National Rugby Team, yesterday, Thursday 1 September.
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Tuesday 9 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New ownership of the Royal International Hotel near Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport was announced by the Managing Director of the Scenic Hotel Group, Brendan Taylor in Tonga on 8 August.
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