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Monday 16 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price of petrol will decrease, while kerosene and diesel increases start from Wednesday, 18 May.
Friday 1 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu businesses have been busy restocking and refilling goods and products today to be better able to meet customer demand tomorrow, Saturday, when they open their doors between 5:00am and 8:00pm during the current lockdown due to COVID-19. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 23 March 2022
I am Finished

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If essential non-government services run out of petrol this week, it's just too bad – no fuel refills are allowed until Tonga's hard lockdown ends on Saturday morning. Only vehicles with a "P' number plate may refill at designated bowsers.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, kerosene, and diesel is set to increase starting on Friday, March 18, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority. The wholesale price for petrol, kerosene and diesel will increase by 23.18 seniti/litre, 19.36 seniti/litre and 21.36 seniti/litre, respectively.
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Tuesday 1 March 2022
Reliance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic fibre optic telecommunications cable was torn apart by tremendous forces and deeply buried under volcanic debris on the ocean floor. It may take up to a year to fix. Tonga Cable Ltd. is looking worldwide for anyone with a 110km spare cable, but it may have to be specially manufactured and delivered from France. It was one of two cables broken during the Jan. 15 eruption.
Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu end of Tonga’s international fibre optic cable was being pulled up today for splicing and is expected to come online by late tomorrow, Tuesday, 38 days after a large section was blown to bits by a volcanic eruption on Jan. 15.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 80 km stretch of Tonga's telecommunications cable, was blown to bits by a volcanic eruption on Jan. 15 and there's no easy fix. Short pieces have been recovered, while a major section of the fibre optic cable, about 55 km long, including an expensive repeater, has yet to be recovered from the seabed. By Mary Lyn Fonua
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Thursday 10 February 2022
2 pigs

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Canned pork, gifted to Tonga as part of Chinese emergency food aid delivery, became the source of a diplomatic incident between the development partners, after Tongan officials stopped the distribution of swine products. The Tonga government expressed “profound regrets”.
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Tuesday 8 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cable repair ship, Reliance, found the Fiji end of the Tonga cable this afternoon - but more breaks are suspected and it will setback the repair date to Sunday Feb. 20. By Linny Folau.
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Monday 7 February 2022
cable cut

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Progress has been slow today, Monday, in the search for the Fiji end of Tonga's submarine telecommunications cable - suspected to be broken in several places. Bad weather and rough seas persist in the area. The cable repair ship Reliance recovered the Tonga end of the international cable over the weekend, and secured it at 7:00am Saturday. The ship also recovered a 1.2km long piece of separated submarine cable.
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Sunday 6 February 2022
veikoso

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two weeks of scrambling for satellite connectivity, one of Tonga's two main telecommunications networks started rolling out more data capacity last week. But there's simply not enough capacity to meet national demand, and allocation of bandwidth has to be carefully managed, until the fibre optic cable is repaired.
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Friday 4 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's broken submarine telecommunications cable is not where it is supposed to be. A search last night by an ROV from the cable boat Reliance, could not locate the break, after it arrived in the area yesterday. By Linny Folau.
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Monday 31 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Damage estimated at nearly $39 million pa'anga was inflicted on Tonga’s agricultural sector by the Jan. 15 Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai eruption, which energised a tsunami and heavy volcanic ash fall over Tonga. While root crops that are ready to be harvested were not affected, the last season crops that were just sprouting were wiped out, said Viliami Manu, CEO for the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Saturday 29 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tongatapu’s small business community met on Thursday Jan. 27, to discuss their concerns, amid an unfolding national catastrophe, following volcanic eruptions and devastating tsunamis, they slumped in chairs and their faces showed how seriously concerned, worried, exhausted and frustrated they are. But after all of that, what's really destroying them is the total failure of Tonga's international communications two weeks ago. Tonga's telecommunications authorities have put spectrum licensing roadblocks around the local private sector's ability to find relief in a commercial satellite broadband service solution. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Monday 20 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene decreased slightly, starting today Monday, December 20.
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Thursday 2 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vulnerable rural farmers in Tonga will receive a range of services and support to improve farm productivity and their livelihoods under the Pacific Islands Rural & Agricultural Stimulus Facility (PIRAS) project, launched at Falemasiva Hall, Tailulu College on December 2. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 2 December 2021
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
USD$5 million funding from the Asian Development Bank will “help restore and accelerate private sector-led economic growth in Tonga after the COVID-19 pandemic”, after the Tonga Government signed a grant agreement with the ADB on Wednesday, 1 December.
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Tuesday 30 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Higher imported and domestic prices have driven increasing inflation in Tonga. In the year to August 2021 inflation rose by 7.0%, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga reported. Annually, foreign reserves increased, resulting from more receipts of budget support, project funds, and remittances.
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Wednesday 17 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene will increase starting on November 18. Due to a high price increase this month of between .21 and .25 seniti per litre, the Tonga Competent Authority advised the public to wisely manage its petrol consumption.
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Monday 15 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$50,000 worth of cash grants are available for community projects around Tonga under Digicel's One Tonga Kiai initiative, and a Christmas grand prize of $30,000 is also up for grabs, announced Digicel Tonga today.
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