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Wednesday 29 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s watermelon export crops will soon benefit from smart irrigation systems and improved cold storage, following a new partnership signed between Nishi Trading Company Limited and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus (PHAMA Plus) Program, supported by Australia and New Zealand.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local exporters will benefit from improved access to timely fumigation services, following a new partnership recently signed between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF) and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus (PHAMA Plus) Program. The new partnership will enhance the capacity and efficiency of fumigation services in Tonga.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mei (breadfruit) festival was held to celebrate the versatility of breadfruits as stable and resilient food crop for Tonga, with the theme, “Our actions on Mei for Health, Education and Economic Development are our future.”
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Thursday 9 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government is considering issuing Starlink a licence to offer broadband internet services in Tonga. The Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku told a media briefing last week that Starlink had applied for a licence to operate in Tonga, and they were taking it into consideration.
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Tuesday 7 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. expects to invest around $45 million pa'anga over the next fiscal year (2024-25) on upgrading its power generation. New strategic plans to improve electricity services and provide more affordable electricity prices, were announced by the board on Friday.
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Monday 6 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government will keep running the Lulutai Airlines, until someone can buy them out and take over the operation of the domestic airline, the Prime Minister said on Friday. “If Lulutai withdraws, would there be any airline services for the outer islands? Is there anyone who can buy out the government and can operate the airline privately?” he asked.
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Tuesday 23 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wholesale prices for petroleum in Tongatapu increased on 18 April to $3.4616 seniti per litre while the retail price remained the same as March, capped at $3.60 pa'anga per litre. The new pricing means that petrol retailers must absorb the latest increase in the wholesale price of petrol and may not pass on the increase to their customers.
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Friday 12 April 2024

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Tonga signed a $10 million policy-based grant agreement today, 12 April, to help expedite economic recovery from disasters caused by natural hazards and health emergencies.
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Wednesday 10 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A grant of AUD15 Million from Australia, was signed over to Tonga today 10 April, at the Popua Power Station in ‘Anana. The grant will help to fund projects for Tonga Power Ltd in reaching its 70% renewable energy target, to reduce power outages in the country and support the next phase of the Nuku’alofa Network Upgrade Project.
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Thursday 21 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fast and reliable internet connectivity will reach even the most remote areas in Tonga, made possible by 'Broadband Anywhere' a new Tonga Communications Corporation satellite technology.
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Tuesday 19 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government-owned Lulutai Airlines Limited sold a new issue of shares to the Retirement Fund Board in August last year, a recent filing with the Tonga Business Registry reveals. To raise capital the airline issued 784,314 additional ordinary shares to the Retirement Fund Board (27%) and brought in two new directors to the company.
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Friday 15 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New petroleum prices for March to April have been approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) to be effective on Monday, 18 March 2024.
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Tuesday 5 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Awarded the title of ‘Best Vanilla Farmer’, Inoke Maama who was a previous winner, received awards for the Best Quality 1kg Vanilla Beans and the Longest Mature Bean, in a Vanilla Awards event held last week in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Wednesday 28 February 2024
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tonga's Minister for Trade & Economic Development, Hon. Dr. Viliami Uasike Latu is joining the World Trade Organization 13th Ministerial Conference (WTO MC13), held from 26-29 February 2024, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The World Trade Organization members negotiate and make decisions on new global trade rules,
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Friday 16 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Luxury villas, under construction at the Royal estate Polata’ane, on the Nuku'alofa waterfront, are being built under a partnership project between the Tonga Development Bank, the land owner, and a mystery investor. The Bank says they will be opened on 1 July this year.
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Thursday 15 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new “state-of-the-art” 2MWh Cummins Genset generator, commissioned at Tonga Power Ltd's power plant at Anana in Nuku'alofa, yesterday, 14 February, will help meet peak demand on Tongatapu. The generator, worth about $1.038 million pa'anga, was commissioned by the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Rachael Moore.
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Friday 9 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Widespread blackouts affecting Tongatapu this week were due to a technical issue within the system that automates power generation coming from different sources such as wind, solar, and diesel. Tonga Power Ltd. said while they are working to resolve the issues: "Tonga Power does not guarantee that there will be no more further power outages during this resolution period."
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Friday 2 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Circular Economy System (Tonga CES) officially commissioned its project Biogas Laboratory on 1 February, 2024, at the Ministry of Agriculture Food & Forests, Ma’ufanga, Tonga.
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Wednesday 31 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently using 27% of renewable energy as a source of power, the Department of Energy (MEIDECC) said, in marking the International Day of Clean Energy, on Friday, 26 January, as declared by the United Nations.
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Friday 5 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan seniors and about 50 needy families received care packages over the festive season from the Queen’s Charity, supported by donors from the business community.
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