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Thursday 9 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Beverage Company on the evening of December 8 launched their latest product Heineken into the Tongan beer drinking market, by hosting a function at the Billfish Bar, Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 9 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Country Chicken run by Konifelenisi Trading has found a new nest at the Bhagwan Building on Hala Taufa‘ahau in central Nuku‘alofa.
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Monday 29 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The export of the seaweed Angel's Hair, to Japan this year is expected to bring in $6 million worth of foreign currencies earnings for Tonga.
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Monday 29 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the last squash ship left Nuku‘alofa early this month for Japan it concluded the 2004 squash season. Tonga exported a total of 13,00 tones to Japan this year.
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Thursday 25 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official Foreign Reserves held by the National Reserve Bank for October increased by $8.1 million from $79 million to $87.1 million, an amount equivalent to 5.4 months of imports of goods.
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Tuesday 26 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Port Services Ltd., the sole handler of cargo at Nuku'alofa's Queen Salote Wharf since 1999, will cease operation on October 30 ...— ending a five year privatisation venture that led to disappointment for investors, frustrated by the Port Authority's refusal to allow an increase in their tariffs.
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Monday 18 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official Foreign Reserves held by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga in September 2004 was $79 million, an amount equivalent to 4.8 months of imports of goods.
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Tuesday 12 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan business women, 'Ofa Simiki and 'Elenoa 'Amanaki were last night awarded by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolelvu Tuita, with the inaugural Westpac Business Women of the Year awards.
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Tuesday 12 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communication Corporation had connected 9,000 subscribers to its U-Call mobile telephone service by October 2004. Timote Katoanga, Deputy Manager for TCC said that this was a tremendous jump from 2,000 U-Call subscribers recorded in the previous three months.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank for August, stood at $78.4 million, an amount equivalent to 4.8 months of imports of goods.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
London, UK
Britain is planning a new effort to help poor countries reduce their huge debts by offering to pay off 10 percent of the total owed to international agencies and challenging other nations to follow suit, said Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Saturday 25 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new loan allocation for Tonga from the Asian Development Bank will be decided on early next year, said Rolf Eckermann, a member of an ADB Executive Directors delegation who visited Tonga this week.
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Thursday 23 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan wild seaweed, limutanga'u, or Angel's Hair, is becoming popular in Japan and this season a local company Tangle Nano Company Ltd. will export 1,430 tonnes, bringing in $2 million pa'anga in export earnings.
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Thursday 16 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first shipment of Tongan squash for Japan for 2004 is expected to leave Nuku'alofa in early October, but this year the Tonga Squash Council takes control of the Squash Industry, and is setting a maximum of 16,500 tonnes for export.
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Friday 10 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank decreased by $0.2 million in July 2004, from $89.7 million to $89.5 million, an amount equivalent to 5.5 months of imports of goods.
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Wednesday 8 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FlyNiu Airlines will close down this week following a Supreme Court ruling this morning. The FlyNiu CEO 'Atu Finau this afternoon in a Press Conference said that they had accepted the court decision with much regret. He said that the biggest loser is the travelling public who will no longer have the right to choose which airline they want to fly with.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Shoreline Group of Companies has parted company with its main financier the ANZ Bank. At the end of last month ANZ ceased to do the billing for Shoreline Power, it closed down its branch at the Shoreline Headquarters and removed its ATM machine from outside the building.
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Monday 23 August 2004
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Chairman of Shoreline Communication Ltd., Crown Prince Tupouto'a, this morning, August 23, signed a multi million dollar supply and build contract with Huawei Technologies of China. Huawei Technologies, a high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development, production and the marketing of communications equipment, was awarded the contract by Shoreline Communication Ltd. for the upgrading and the expanding of its Tonfön wireless telephone network.
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Monday 23 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Peau Vava‘u Airways will start flying a 10-seater Islander aircraft to the Niuas and to ‘Eua this week, said Mosikaka Moengangongo, project manager.
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Wednesday 18 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Halaevalu Mata‘aho will officially open Tonga's 2004 Agricultural and Industrial Show at Angaha, Niuafo‘ou, on August 25.
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