Tonga is experiencing a sugar famine that’s likely to last another month. Containers of sugar expected to arrive this weekend have missed shipping connections and will not reach Tonga until the end of August, according to one importer, who is still waiting for his January order to arrive. Deliveries that used to take 6-8 weeks are now taking 5-6 months to arrive in Tonga.
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Tuesday 13 July 2021
Monday 1 February 2021
Local food crop farming is on the rise in Tonga thanks to the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported projects which helps to increase food security amid CoViD-19, climate change, and natural disasters.
Wednesday 5 March 2014
“Foul” is the only way to describe a container-load of around 10 tonnes of rotten chicken, dumped onto a picnic spot on Tongatapu’s scenic Hufangalupe coastline last week. The maggoty mess has disgusted locals and remained a stinking issue this morning.
Sunday 16 February 2014
An important review of Tonga's trade policy by the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, from February 11-13, found that the Pacific island nation faces a backlog of reforms that are required to modernize and streamline its legal and regulatory frameworks for economic development. Tonga's imports continue to outstrip its exports by a factor of at least 10:1 annually and over 50% of its imports are for fuel and food.
Saturday 30 September 2000
Tonga’s struggle to maintain its foreign earnings at a level that will allow it to continue to trade with overseas countries, and to build up its economy so that it can be part of the so called Global Economy, remains an up-hill battle. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.