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Monday 16 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A slight drop in new petroleum prices for petrol, kerosene, and diesel, has been approved by the Tonga Competent Authority effective from today, 16 April. The retail price of petrol, kerosene and diesel has decreased by 0.09 seniti/litre, 5.68 seniti/litre and 2.98 seniti/litre respectively, with all price changes including consumption tax.
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Monday 2 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new high speed telecommunication service for Ha’apai went live on 27 March 2018, said Robert Bolouri, Project Manager for the Tonga Cable Limited. The service was launched by the Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva in Ha'apai.
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Thursday 29 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen seasonal program workers were awarded a business certificate of completion today, 29 March, at an awards event to support their long-term business goals in Tonga. The four week ‘Your Enterprise Scheme’ business program, is the first to be piloted in Tonga.
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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s Growers Council are looking for more sustained opportunities to market their food especially root crops, while attending a Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand’s Pasifika Market in Auckland this week.
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Monday 19 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Limited announced on Thursday 15 March that it would not implement any tariff increases until June this year. The decision was made in consultation with Government to help relieve the energy costs in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
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Thursday 15 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 40th anniversary of shipping company, Pacific Forum Line (PFL), was celebrated last night by staff and guests at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa. The PFL was established in 1978 by the late King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, the late Sir Ratu Kamisese Mara of Fiji, and High Chief Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa, with its first meeting hosted at Tonga College.
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Monday 5 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Key areas of Tonga’s seabed approaching the harbor of Nuku’alofa, is being mapped by state-of-the-art multibeam sonar equipment chartered by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to update nautical charts and publications. According to UKHO, accurate and up-to-date charts for safer navigation may boost Tonga's blue economy.
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Thursday 25 January 2018

Nadi, Fiji
A meeting looking at the performance of the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program as well as its next phase is underway this week in Fiji. According to an impact report launched last year by PHAMA, the program has positively impacted around 142,200 livelihoods and 5,600 jobs in the Pacific.
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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Foreign currency exchange operations by unauthorized dealers has become a major concern for the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, who want to shut down the involvement of retail shops in Tonga offering the services illegally to their customers. They are hoping the public will report illegal activities.
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Tuesday 16 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices for Tonga have increased starting today Tuesday, January 16 until February.
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Thursday 4 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Demand for vehicles in Tonga is continuing to increase, while traffic jams and queues grow longer every month in the capital Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
Over US$100M in micro loans has been handed out to tens of thousands of low-Income women across the Pacific Islands, including Tonga, by the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since its launch in 2000. Last Friday, 8 December, it gave out its US$100 millionth loan to entrepreneur Vilisi Tabua, a fish dealer at the Suva Public Market in Fiji.
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Tuesday 5 December 2017

Lichfield, UK
Countries in Oceania are ranked among the most expensive broadband services in the world according to a worldwide ranking compiled by a UK survey. Tonga was not ranked among the 13 Oceania countries surveyed due to limited information available.
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Monday 4 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is hosting a meeting of the Pacific Network Operators Group (PacNOG) in Nuku’alofa this week, looking at ICT issues in the Pacific Islands including internet security and the Cloud, and holding workshops for skills and capacity development.
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Thursday 30 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival opened this morning displaying and selling Tongan crafts and mats from Ha’apai, ‘Eua, Vava’u and Tongatapu at the Tonga Development Bank compound in Nuku’alofa as part of a microfinance scheme to assist and empower vulnerable people.
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Thursday 23 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 4G Plus service for Tonga was launched by Ben Kealy, the Digicel Tonga CEO in Nuku’alofa, on Monday, 20 November at the start of its Christmas celebrations.
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Monday 20 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New financial knowledge and skills have been developed in the Pacific Islands over the last seven years following initiatives by banks to broaden access to financial services for many more people. Ressa Price, the ANZ regional Executive Director for the Pacific, visiting Tonga on November 16, released a report on the the impact of the bank's MoneyMinded program that was launched in 2010 in a number of Pacific Islands countries,
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Friday 17 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three-days 32nd Annual Meeting of the South Pacific Central Bank Governors Annual Meeting ended in Nuku’alofa today, 17 November 2017.
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u commissioned a new 2-megawatt solar farm Matatoa, the largest in Tonga on October 19.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New wholesale and retail petroleum prices announced for this month have seen an increase. The Tonga Competent Authority approved the new prices last Friday 13 October.
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