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Friday 9 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s agricultural produce is not only nutritious and healthy but local consumption greatly supports the local economy. “There’s a whole raft of benefits from local products,” said Minoru Nishi Jr, manager of Nishi Trading, on launching their new frozen product line in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US$29.9 million funding for the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) was approved by the Green Climate Fund during its 21st Board Meeting in Bahrain on October 17.
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Monday 22 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government will start paying $TOP10.8 million a year during the next ten years, (principal only) of its $TOP119m loan from the Exim Bank of China that was used to fund reconstruction projects after the 2006 riots in Nuku'alofa. The start of the principal repayments has already contributed to a $22.8m decline in Tonga’s foreign reserves in September. Now Tonga is confronting the real cost of the riots.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol and kerosene retail and wholesale prices have increased significantly for October to November, starting on October 16.
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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Colourful displays of fresh local produce and entertainment at the Nuku'alofa waterfront today, 16 October, commemorated World Food Day (WFD) under the global theme ‘Our actions are our future, a zero hunger world by 2030 is possible’.
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 15 airlines and aviation counterparts from the region and far North of the world are attending a three days regional meeting of the 69th Association of the South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week, 10-12 October.
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Monday 8 October 2018

New Delhi, India
Tonga’s effort in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has been recognized when it was elected as Vice President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) representing the Asia Pacific region at its first General Assembly in New Delhi, India, on 1-3 October 2018.
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Wednesday 3 October 2018

Manilla, Philippines
Forecasts for economic growth in 2018 for Tonga remain negative at -0.3% a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows.
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Thursday 20 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol and kerosene retail prices have decreased slightly for September to October starting on Tuesday, 18 September, while the price of diesel went up.
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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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