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Saturday 15 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI launched the installation of Tonga's first Wind Power Generation System, with a ground breaking ceremony on 14 September at Niutoua, on the east coast of Tongatapu. The $40 million project is funded by Japan.
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Friday 14 September 2018

Yaren, Nauru
Increased aerial surveillance capacity to be provided to 15 Forum Fisheries Agency members to detect and respond to illegal and unreported fishing, was welcomed by Pacific Forum Leaders on September 5.
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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An NZD$30.7 million upgrade to the power distribution network in 55 Tongatapu villages has connected hundreds of households to electricity for the first time and upgraded thousands of rural connections.
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Monday 10 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Foreign Exchange Control Act 2018 that gives the National Reserve Bank of Tonga sweeping powers to selectively stop Tongan residents from investing offshore and from holding overseas bank accounts, property and other offshore assets, is not currently being enforced. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Ngongo Kioa, said today that the new Act awaits regulations and directives from Crown Law.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Retirement Benefit Fund Board has taken up a 15% shareholding of the government-owned Tonga Development Bank, under a current restructuring of its capital base. The Minister of Finance said that the legislative amendments will not only remove the TDB from being under the Public Enterprises Act, but also change the ministerial responsibility.
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Friday 31 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Running a business in Tonga is a struggle, but persistence is a key to survival, agreed three New Zealand-Tongan business owners at a breakfast panel organized by the New Zealand Tonga Business Council at the Tanoa Hotel, today Friday, August 31. They noted that the voice of the private sector has weakened over the years.
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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga became the 84th member of the G7 24/7 Cybercrime Network of Contact Points on 3 August 2018.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Setitaia Pasivaka Chen has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for Tonga Power Ltd, starting on August 1.
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Thursday 2 August 2018

Kingston, Jamaica
Tonga has been re-elected for another four-years as member state of the International Seabed Authority Council during its 24th session held in Kingston, Jamaica, last month.
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Thursday 2 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s official foreign reserve continued to grow as the National Reserve Bank of Tonga recorded an increase of $26.8 million for the month of June. The reserves rose to $468.7 million, equivalent to 8.1 months of imports.
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Monday 30 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the vibrant Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show at Fungamanamo'ui Grounds on Saturday, July 28, concluding the national event for this year.
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Wednesday 25 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Winners of a cooking competition for student chefs from ‘Ahopanilolo Technical College, will be announced at Tongatapu’s Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show on Saturday, July 28.
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Tuesday 24 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consignment of Tongan squash to be shipped to China this year is targeted to be around 600-700 metric tonnes (mt), an increase from 248mt last year due to export demand.
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Wednesday 18 July 2018

Apia, Samoa
Dr Viliami Fakava has relocated to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in Budapest, Hungary.
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Tuesday 17 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices in Tonga have decreased for July to August starting on Monday, July 16.
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Monday 9 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful new logo for the Tonga Communication Corporation (TCC) was launched by Dr Saia Piukala, Minister for Public Enterprises and Tapu Panuve, Chairman of the TCC Board of Directors recently.
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Thursday 21 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2018 Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show starts in Pangai, Ha’apai on Saturday, June 23 to be opened by King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 31 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Molisi Kilisimasi (31) is the champion of a Toyota Tsusho South Pacific Service Advisor Award, which takes him to Japan later this year.
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Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alfred Cowley, the great-grandson of Tonga's first baker, and his family have launched a new automated bakery plant today at Fasi-moe-afi in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Geneva, Switzerland
Trade challenges in the Pacific region, including Tonga, will be looked at by the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting this week, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 25-26 May. WTO Director General, Roberto Azevedo, expresses an opinion that more can be done to support economic growth and development in Tonga and across the Pacific. UPDATED.

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