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Tuesday 19 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The petroleum prices for January-February continue to increase effective January 18, as approved by Tonga's Competent Authority.
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Friday 8 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tenants at the Small Industries Centre (SIC) who were hit with commercial rent and lease increases before Christmas, sent a petition to the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon, January 7, protesting the massive increases, which they say range from about 70% to over 200%.
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Thursday 7 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fourteen people completed a bee-keeping course at the end of last year under a project aimed at addressing the declining number of bees in Tonga, which are vital to food security. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 30 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s aim to reach 50% renewable energy by the end of 2021 may be delayed further as border restrictions due to CoViD-19 continues to hinder projects.
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Friday 18 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first shipment of 16.6 metric tonnes of Tongan watermelons was exported to Auckland, New Zealand on December 17, after the October ban was lifted. It is a new milestone for Tonga's agricultural sector, said local farmer and exporter, Minoru Nishi Jr today.
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Wednesday 16 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum and LP gas prices have increased starting today, 16 December, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority.
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Friday 4 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has provided AUD$2.885 million towards Tonga’s outer islands solar power project, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to help reduce reliance on diesel for power generation.
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Friday 4 December 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans can now ship watermelons to New Zealand after temporary permits were issued to exporters under special conditions, according to Radio New Zealand.
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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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