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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. announced an electricity tariff reduction of 12.2%, due to a drop in global diesel prices. The reduced tariffs, starting today April 1, are further enhanced by a government lifeline subsidy on the first 100kWh. The new tariff schedules are published here in Tongan and English. Holo e totongi ‘uhila kamata me he ‘aho 1 ‘Epeleli 2020.
Saturday 28 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) will be providing special relief mobile packages and bonus data, along with other initiatives to ensure all TCC customers are supported during the unprecedented CoViD-19 National Lock Down, the company announced on March 27. TCC CEO Timote Katoanga urged everyone to follow Tongan Government guidelines on Lock Down Level Four to limit and prevent the spread of CoViD-19 across Tonga.
Tuesday 17 March 2020

Singapore
In a deal that will strengthen shipping services network throughout the South Pacific, the Neptune Pacific Line (Neptune) announces it has acquired Pacific Direct Line (PDL) from PDL’s parent holding company, Pacific International Lines (PIL). The combined business will seamlessly link transport, warehousing, depots and customs clearance services and fully integrate customers’ supply chains across 18 South Pacific markets.
Monday 9 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At present, the prevention and control work on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China is continuously trending in a positive direction. Meanwhile, people in more and more countries are infected with COVID-19. It is vital to enhance international cooperation and fight the epidemic together. China is committed to international cooperation in prevention and control of the epidemic. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paying to the shareholder a combined total tax of $1.9 million during the financial year 2018/19 – the Transport Sector Public Enterprises reports a return to the shareholder and the people of Tonga, a total dividend and tax of $5.5 million for their performance during the financial year 2018/19, an increase of 57% from the financial year 2017/18. The Transport Sector Public Enterprises consists of the Ports Authority Tonga, Tonga Airports Limited, and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency.
Thursday 27 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In 2018, Kramer Ausenco celebrates 40 years of operating in Papua New Guinea and the South West Pacific region. We have been involved in numerous projects in the country and the region, across a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, power, hospitality, maritime, and health and education.
Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank South Pacific (BSP) Tonga has donated $30,000 to Tonga Red Cross relief program to support the victims affected by Cyclone Gita. Sione Taumoefolau, Secretary Generale for Tonga Red Cross Society said “this will go a long way in assisting their work in hiring trucks to deliver aid to affected areas, feeding the volunteers and other needed support.”
Thursday 25 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No one knows better than the people and governments of the Pacific island countries on whether China's assistance is productive or not. Other countries have no right to act as a mentor and point fingers at and making irresponsible remarks on China’s assistance efforts and collaboration with the Pacific island countries in this field. This year of 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga, which is also a time to reflect on the achievements jointly made in the past and look into the prospect of the future. By HE Wang Baodong, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved a new power tariff of 85.14 seniti per unit to be effective from 1st February 2018 - an increase of 3.94 seniti per unit. The increase is attributed to a 14.6 percent increase in fuel prices (per litre) since June 2017.
Monday 27 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The year of 2018 will usher in the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Tonga. Guided by the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC, China will work with Tonga to seize the opportunity, increase high-level contacts, expand the exchanges and cooperation and break new ground in the China-Tonga strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development, to bring more benefits to the two peoples and make new contribution to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Pacific Island countries.
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Federal Pacific Insurance and Finance in Tonga co-hosted a cocktail function with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga on November 16, attended by the delegates of the 32nd South Pacific Governors Meeting. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa in thanking Federal Pacific for their hospitality for co-hosting the cocktail function, commented: “this is proof that partnerships between the public and private sectors are possible."
Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chairman of the combined utility board, Mr Carl Sanft presented a cheque of $7,319,219 to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei as the utilities combined dividend and tax for the 2016/2017 financial year. This is a record dividend and tax and the highest to be paid to the shareholder, the Government of Tonga by a Public Enterprise.
Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Shared Transport Sector Public Enterprises – Ports Authority Tonga (PAT), Tonga Airports Limited (TAL) and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency (FISA) – concluded the Financial Year (FY) 2017 with an outstanding combined Net Profit Before Tax of $8.4 million, compared to $6.5 million in 2016,
Friday 3 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six electrical Line Mechanics from Tongatapu and the outer islands will go to New Zealand for skills development, under an arrangement between Tonga Power Ltd. and Northpower Ltd. Since 2003, Northpower have recruited 34 line mechanics from Tonga.
Friday 4 August 2017
Dalian, China
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the new industrial revolution offers greater promise in fostering inclusive growth. Driven by Internet, digital and intelligent technologies, it has created new supply and demand, greatly expanded development space and brought unprecedented opportunities for equal participation. In a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 in Dalian recently, he said China is ready to work with all countries to achieve inclusive growth in economic globalization, but promoting inclusive growth requires the hard work of countries themselves.
Thursday 6 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's power tariffs have decreased by 4.66 seniti per kWh from 85.86 seniti per kWh to 81.20 seniti per kWh, from 1July 2017. This represents a 5.4% reduction in tariff from last quarter.
Thursday 6 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A roof top solar system at the Prince Wellington Ngu Hospital, Vava'u, was officially inaugurated on July 3 by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala.
Tuesday 4 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Support to small business vital for the economy, ANZ Tonga Country Head, Manoa Kamikamica said as the bank launched a financial literacy program for small businesses, "MoneyMinded Business Basics for Small and Medium Enterprises" in Tonga.
Saturday 1 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cargo throughput increased by 15% in 2016 compared to the previous year and this trend is expected to continue during major construction projects in the country, the Ports Authority Tonga stated in its 2016 Annual Report released today. Container throughput hit a record high and ships calls increased by 19% during the same period. Net Profit After Tax was $2.2 million, an increase of 16% from the 2014/15 result, allowing shareholders increased dividends. Pulusi 'o e Fakamatala Fakata’u 2016 – Ma'u Mafai ki he Ngaahi Taulanga 'o Tonga.
Friday 31 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In announcing a power increase of 2.84 seniti per unit (kWh) starting tomorrow April 1, Tonga Power Ltd. has offered a lifeline tariff reduction for their most vulnerable consumers due to the high power tariff of 85.86 seniti/kWh. The increase is attributed to diesel price movement.

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