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Saturday 1 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After losing their factory to a fire in June at the Small Industries Centre in Ma’ufanga, Rotomould (Pacific) Ltd has resumed manufacturing water tanks operations in Nuku’alofa, as they reopened for business on, 19 September, 2022.
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Wednesday 28 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new studio building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, on the completion of a Nationwide Early Warning System Project (NEWS) on Tuesday, at Fasi-moe-Afi. The NEWS project, worth about USD30 million in total, funded by Japan, will strengthen Tonga’s capacity for risk management and its resilience against disasters through the improvement of three systems: Emergency Radio Communication System, Early Warning Sound Alert System and Medium Wave Radio Broadcasting System.
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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price for petroleum has decreased starting from yesterday,19 September, 2022. The Competent Authority (TCA) approved the new retail petroleum prices for September – October. Government has extended a subsidy of 20 seniti for three and a half months.
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Thursday 15 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solar power for around 197 households on the small island of ‘Uiha in the Ha’apai Group, was tested this week marking an important transition from diesel to solar power generation, ahead of commissioning at the end of the month. The island's two villages, which had only six hours of electricity a day, now enjoy 24 hours a day of 100% renewable power.
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Friday 2 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women's community groups establishing home gardens are making a positive impact in disaster recovery. The efforts of several groups were recognised at a women’s home garden awards program, held on 1 September, under a COVID-19 and Hunga-Tonga, Hunga-Ha’apai response and recovery program.
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Wednesday 24 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the government is aiming to improve the growth of electronic commerce, to enable more people in Tonga to fully utilize the ICT infrastructure and skills already in place, there is still a long way to go, says Tonga's trade minister, in the first ‘E-Commerce Strategy and Roadmap for Tonga’.
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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price for petroleum will decrease starting from Thursday, 18 August, 2022.
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Friday 15 July 2022

Melbourne, Australia
Telstra announced yesterday it had completed the acquisition of Digicel Pacific in partnership with the Australian Government. The acquisition which was initially announced in October 2021 was finalised, after necessary government and regulatory approvals. Digicel Pacific communications services across Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will be overseen by a Telstra controlled board, chaired by Telstra Enterprise Group Executive, David Burns.
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Thursday 7 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It may take a year to fix Tonga's domestic fibre optic telecommunications cable, which was torn apart and deeply buried under volcanic debris on the ocean floor, on 15 January. The cable was caught in the pyroclastic flows from the Hunga eruptions.
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Thursday 30 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A revised petroleum price will take effect starting on Friday, 1 July for three-months, as the Tonga Competent Authority applies the government's 20 seniti per litre subsidy all petroleum products, except for power diesel.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will subsidize the petrol price increase, starting on 1 July to ease its impact on households.The Prime Minister's Office said historical new highs of local fuel prices, are due to the continuous global surge in energy prices.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project for nine islands is now around 71% completed. It aims to help reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel for power generation by providing on-grid and off-grid generation solar power, reports MEIDECC's Department of Energy.
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Tuesday 21 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, petrol, diesel and kerosene prices have reached their highest prices to date with new rates effective from Monday, 20 June for a month. Petrol is $4.28 per litre and diesel $4.35 per litre, while kerosene is $3.35 per litre. The surge in petroleum prices will increase the electricity tariff from 1July, on top of already increasing food prices.
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Saturday 11 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The receipt of relief funds from the government’s development partners to support Tonga’s recovery from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami has boosted Tonga’s foreign reserves. The official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank of Tongavin April 2022, had increased considerably by $22.6 million to (from March) to $884.0 million, and by over $204 million since April last year.
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Friday 20 May 2022
generator

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crucial generator parts are expected to arrive from Germany tomorrow, Saturday. Tonga Power Ltd. has been waiting for the parts needed to fix two electrical generators that went down, forcing some load shedding or rolling power cuts on Tongatapu at peak times since the beginning of May. After repairs, power generation should be back to normal in mid-June.
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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.
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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.

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