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Friday 20 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Despite the hard time that the Tongan economy is going through at the moment, there are some signs of new investment taking shape at the Small Industries Centre at Ma'ufanga. But most of the 64 businesses in operation at the SIC are reeling from the impact of the events of 2020. Recently, the Tonga Asset Managers and Associates Ltd. TAMA has identified a 67% average drop in sales by businesses located at the SIC and only two of the businesses are exporting. By Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 16 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The investment by Tongans in illegal pyramid schemes is concerning the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, which issued a warning to the public against participating.
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Friday 6 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An online remittance service, called ‘Ave Pa’anga Pau TDB Ltd., which will allows Tongans in Australia to send money to Tonga and vice versa, was launched today in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 22 October 2020

Dubai, UAE
Tonga has signed an agreement on air transport services with the United Arab Emirates on October 19, at the General Civil Aviation Authority headquarters in Dubai. This is aimed at strengthening bilateral air relations between the two countries.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fresh local produce on display at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium marked World Food Day today, 16 October under the theme ‘Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future’. Lord Tu'ilakepa said the current pandemic is starting to affect our food systems, which will lead to more poverty for mankind.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, kerosene and diesel has decreased starting from today, 16 October, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority for October – November.
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Thursday 8 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new building for Tonga Post was opened on October 6 in Neiafu, Vava'u, next to the Governor's Office.
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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tonga Power Limited staff directly involved with a petition that allegedly threatened to turn off the power supply to the country, and called for a TPL staff strike on October 2, have been asked to take time off from work while investigations are conducted, according to management today.
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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZ Tonga will close its Vava'u branch on 25 November this year, the bank's country head announced today.
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Wednesday 16 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol has increased, while kerosene, diesel and LPG prices have decreased effective today, 16 September.
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Wednesday 9 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Enforcement of the new Employment Relations Act 2020 should be deferred “until we are able to recover from the effects of this global pandemic.”, Tonga's Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. stated today, stressing that the timing is wrong.
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Saturday 29 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been without a domestic air service for four months. While the owner of the privately owned Real Tonga Airline said he wanted to find a way to partner with government, all his staff have left the airline and joined a new government-owned venture, the Lulutai Airline Ltd., which is set to launch a new domestic service in September.
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Tuesday 25 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is struggling to take full control of the harvesting and the exporting of its Bech-de-mer (sea cucumber) resources to reap its fair share of foreign currency earnings from its export. The CEO for the Ministry of Fisheries, Dr Tu‘ikolongahau Halafihi said public consultations on harvesting and exporting had been ongoing since a moratorium was imposed in 2015 but the consultations were not finished before the moratorium was lifted. By Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 17 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, kerosene, and diesel has increased starting today, 17 August.
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Friday 14 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga still faces challenges with digital adoption, particularly in business operations and even more so in the informal sector, which will need to be addressed for Tonga to fully realise the benefit of digital revolution, the Minister of Trade and Economic Development, Hon Samiu Vaipulu said this week, at the launching of a Tonga Trade Policy Framework and an eCommerce Readiness Assessment report.
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Thursday 6 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Businesses and workers are finding it hard to repay loans in the CoViD-19 economic downturn. A national rapid assessment on the impact CoViD-19 is having on businesses and employment will run from 10 August until 7 September, the Tonga National Tripartite Committee (TNTC) announced today.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of Tongan secondary school students took part in a ‘Stop, Block & Tell’ program which developed one-minute videos for television and raise awareness on cyberbullying.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.8 million data network upgrade to provide faster internet download speed in Tonga has been completed by Digicel. All sites across Tongatapu, Ha‘apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua are now using what is termed LTE or “Long Term Evolution”, which is a marketing phrase to signify progression toward true 4G.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan women from Fangaloto have joined forces to launch their three different businesses - a consultancy, a digital agency and a beauty branch - at a shared location in Nuku’alofa on July 24.
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Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of vegetable seeds, such as spinach, eggplant, capsicum, carrot, and more, were donated to the ‘Eua community by Heilala Vanilla, to help them establish a sustainable nursery to support their families.
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