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Wednesday 22 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Foreign Reserve held by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga rose significantly in August 2021 by $46.9 million to $751.7 million, which is equivalent to 13.1 months of imports.
Monday 20 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol, kerosene, and diesel prices have decreased for September - October starting today, September 20, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority, while the LPG price has increased for September - December.
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Saturday 4 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multi-million dollar grant for the provision of a new tugboat for the Port of Nuku'alofa was signed by the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Kensaku Munenaga and the Prime Minister, Hon, Rev. Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa at the Prime Minister’s Office, yesterday, 3 September 2021.
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Monday 23 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop focusing on finance opportunities for climate action projects in Tonga was held on Friday, 20 August by the Climate Change Department.
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Tuesday 17 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Domestic Economic activities showed some improvements in May 2021, Sione Ngongo Kioa, the Governor of Tonga’s National Reserve Bank told the National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors on 5 August. However, the Reserve Bank’s GDP outlook projected a deeper contraction in Tonga’s economy for 2020-21 as the extended lockdowns and uncertainties present significant risk.
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Monday 16 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price for petrol, kerosene, and diesel will increase starting on 18 August, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority, as subsidies are discontinued.
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Thursday 5 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A training program encouraging qualified and experienced electricians to do business legally and get licensed, as well as understand the laws and regulations governing electrical contractor work, is underway this week in Nuku’alofa. Currently, only 28 electrical contractors are properly registered to service Tonga Power Ltd’s 25,000 customers on Tongatapu, with only one for the whole of Vava'u and none in Ha'apai.
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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga the wholesale price for petrol and kerosene increased, while diesel decreased, effective on July 26.
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Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
A petition that was tabled into Parliament to stop the construction of a restaurant/burger bar at the ocean swimming pool on the Touliki waterfront in the capital, was deferred for government to make a final decision. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 19 July 2021

Sydney, Australia
Telstra Corp Ltd on Monday, 12 July was in discussions to buy the Pacific operations of the telecom company Digicel Group, Reuters news service reported yesterday, 18 July.
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Thursday 15 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister delivered a preacherly message, intending to clarify the direction of the Ministry of Finance for the coming year. He was making a keynote address on launching a new “Foundational Ministry of Finance Week” in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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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Monday 12 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new landing barge that can transfer vehicles, cargo and passengers to beaches and islands that do not have wharves, was launched in Nuku'alofa on Saturday 10 July. Its operators hope that the government will support continuing shipping services to the two Niuas and also to smaller outer islands.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking to produce a seed collection and storage system to strengthen food security. Research will be carried out with support from the Japanese Government through MORDI Tonga Trust. Seeds may include local fruits and traditional medicinal plants as well as indigenous plants.
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Friday 2 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita visited the new Builders Burger Café at the Ocean Swimming Pool, Touliki on July 1. The business has been operating since April, has recently completed its children's swimming area.
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In March 2021, Tonga's official Foreign Reserves continued a downward trend. Following the previous month’s decline, the reserves fell by $6.7m to $685.7m, equivalent to 11.7 months of import, according to the National Reserve Bank of Tonga.
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Monday 14 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newly founded Beekeeper’s Association Tonga Inc. aims to create a buzz about bees to to help grow the population of bees in Tonga and ensure their sustainability.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kacific, the broadband satellite company that rescued Tonga from its digital darkness in January 2019 when the Tonga cable was cut, is taking legal proceedings to recover a fee of USD$5.76 million it claims is owed by a Tonga government entity, Tonga Satellite Ltd. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Monday 31 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s financial assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19 is continuing with support from donor partners.
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Wednesday 19 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau’u toured MORDI Tonga headquarters and plantation at Havelu today in support of local food farming.
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