Tenants at the Small Industries Centre (SIC) who were hit with commercial rent and lease increases before Christmas, sent a petition to the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon, January 7, protesting the massive increases, which they say range from about 70% to over 200%.
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Friday 20 November 2020
Despite the hard time that the Tongan economy is going through at the moment, there are some signs of new investment taking shape at the Small Industries Centre at Ma'ufanga. But most of the 64 businesses in operation at the SIC are reeling from the impact of the events of 2020. Recently, the Tonga Asset Managers and Associates Ltd. TAMA has identified a 67% average drop in sales by businesses located at the SIC and only two of the businesses are exporting. By Pesi Fonua.
Sunday 20 December 1998
Buying locally-made goods creates jobs and keeps the pa‘anga in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.