Na’e tokoni lahi ‘a e Pangikē Pule Fakafonua ‘a Tongaˊ ki he Pule’anga ‘I hono foaki atu ‘a e sieke pa’anga ‘e $14.2 miliona ki he Palemia Le’ole’oˊ Hon. Samiu Vaipulu pea mo e Minisitā Pa’anga Hon. Tiofilusi Tiueti he’enau Fakataha Lahi Fakata’u ‘o e 2023, na’e fakahoko he ‘aho Falaite 15 Sepitema.
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Saturday 16 September 2023
Saturday 16 September 2023
A cheque for $14.2 million was presented by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to the Tonga Government on Friday 15 September, as part of the Bank's profit distribution for the financial year ended 30 June 2023. This year’s audited financial statement of the Bank confirmed a historical net profit of $20.4 million, and 70% of this was paid to government. The income was generated through investment of foreign reserves.
Thursday 14 September 2023
SPBD Tonga Microfinance celebrated the achievements of female entrepreneurs associated with SPBD in 'Eua, and also introduced a new partnership through the SPBD White Goods Financing Loan Program, on 11 September. SPBD General Manager, Mrs Finelanuatoutai Tu’ipulotu, said the collaboration would make it easier for SPBD women to access high-quality and affordable white goods and appliances in 'Eua.
Saturday 17 June 2023
KlickEx Pacific and SPBD have announced a partnership to enable more Samoans abroad to send money home from New Zealand and Australia. The new money transfer service will commence on July 1, 2023, and will provide an online portal for money transfers from abroad.
Tuesday 2 May 2023
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance announced its new business partnership with the Vava’u Shopping Centre #2 on its White Good Financing Loan Program in Vava’u, signed on 21 April 2023 by Mrs Finelanuatoutai Tu’ipulotu and Mr Kong Hao Lin in Neiafu Vava’u.
Friday 17 March 2023
‘Oku hoko he ta‘uʹ ni ‘a e ta‘u ‘e 25 ‘o e fengāue‘aki faka-tipilometika ‘a Siaina mo Tonga. ‘I he malumalu ‘o e tataki ‘a e ongo taki ‘o e ongo fonuaʹ ni pea mo e ngāue fakataha ‘a e kakai ‘o Siaina mo e kakai ‘o Tonga, kuo malava ai ke pukepuke ‘e Siaina mo Tonga ‘ena fengāue’aki vaofi ‘i ha tu’unga lelei mo fakalakalaka. Ko ‘ena fengāue‘aki lelei ‘oku ho‘ata mei ai ha ngaahi lelei ‘one ‘omai ai ha ngaahi lelei ‘oku ta‘e malava ke fa’alaua ki he kakai ‘o Tonga pea ‘ikai ke ngata ai ka ‘oku ne toe ‘omai foki ‘a e ma‘uma‘uluta, nonga mo e malu fakafeitu‘u.
Friday 17 March 2023
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga. Over the past quarter of a century, under the guidance of the leaders of both countries, and with the joint efforts of the Chinese people and the Tongan peoples, China-Tonga relations have maintained a good momentum of sound and stable development. The mutually beneficial cooperation has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits to the Tongan people and making positive contributions to regional peace and stability.
Friday 27 January 2023
On Australia Day we reflect on our nation’s history and celebrate its achievements and all its people, including the 33,000 Australians that identify as having Tongan ancestry. Australia’s identity is complex; in addition to our first nations heritage and our British and European history, laws and systems of government, we are a country of people from more than 270 ancestries. - Statement from the Australian High Commission in Tonga.
Tuesday 25 October 2022
A special event today marks the official opening of Tonga’s first ever large-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku. The two Battery Energy Storage systems are deliverables of the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) located at the Popua Power Station and at Matatoa, Tofoa. The project, worth a total of $16.7 million USD, is jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank, Green Climate Fund, and the Government of Australia, and implemented by Tonga Power Limited with assistance from the Government of Tonga.
Wednesday 19 October 2022
This week South Pacific Defence Ministers and senior military leaders came together in Tonga for what was a vital meeting. Australia will be there as a partner and a friend, as together we confront common threats to our collective security, including climate change, transnational crime, cyber-attacks and natural disasters. I’ll be working with the Defence Ministers right across the region to boost our defence cooperation, to find more opportunities for our servicemen and women to work alongside each other in a spirit of partnership, so that our forces become more capable and more interoperable. - The Hon Richard Marles MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Through her long reign, Queen Elizabeth became a part of our lives. How many lives did she touch without realising? Every day since her sad passing, Tongan friends here have told me stories of meeting Queen Elizabeth or seeing her on visits to Tonga or New Zealand or Australia, and I have been struck again how much of a family we are in the Commonwealth, with so much shared history and so much in common. - British High Commissioner in Tonga.
Tuesday 23 August 2022
A team of scientists is undertaking coastal marine surveys in Tongan waters to evaluate impacts to coral reefs and fisheries following the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai eruption in January 2022. Special Management Areas (SMAs) and aquaculture areas are of prime concern. With support from the Waitt Institute, the research vessel, “Plan b”, will arrive in Tongatapu today, 23 August, and conducting surveys until 5 September.
Wednesday 10 August 2022
The Ports Authority of Tonga (PAT) has signed a public- private partnership (PPP) contract for stevedoring services at the Port of Nuku’alofa, designed to improve operational efficiencies and reduce turnaround times for port users. PAT signed the 10-year stevedoring concession contract with Tongan-owned and operated firm Royco Port Services Limited after a competitive tender process involving four bidders.
Wednesday 3 August 2022
Mr. ‘Alo-ki- hakau Maileseni was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Ports Authority Tonga on 1 August 2022, for a term of four years. The Chairman of the Transport Sector Board of Directors, Dr. Sione Ngongo Kioa and Board of Directors approved the appointment, which was endorsed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Mataele Tei.
Thursday 28 July 2022
Tonga Power Ltd. is grateful for the emergency aid assets to support recovery of Tonga's distribution network, which were handed over by the Australian Government this week. This is in response to the requests for assistance after the electricity grid in the coastal areas of Tongatapu was heavily affected by the tsunami in January, during the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano.
Monday 20 June 2022
Ko e me’a fakafiefia ma’u pe kiate kimautolu ke kau fakataha ‘i he kātoanga foaki ‘oe ngaahi tokoni mei Siaina ki Tonga. Ko e tu’otolu ‘aki ‘eni he ta’u΄ ni ‘a e kau fakataha ‘a e ‘Ofisi Faka’amipasitoa Siaina mo e ‘Ofisi ‘o e Palēmia ke fakahoko e kātoanga foaki ‘o e ngaahi palau ‘a ia ko hono fakakātoa ko e palau ‘e 70 kuo foaki ki he Pule’anga Tonga. Ko e ngaahi palau koia ‘e 30, ko e taha ia ‘o e makatu’unga malohi ‘o e ‘a’ahi mai ki Tonga΄ ni ‘a e Fakafofonga ‘o e Kōsiliō Fakafonua moe ‘Eiki Ministā ki Muli ‘a Siaina he ‘aho 31 Me ki he 1 Sune. Fai ‘e he ‘Amipasitoa Cao Xiaolin ‘i he kātoanga foaki ‘o e ngaahi Palau mei Siaina ki Tonga ‘aho 10 Sune, 2022
Monday 20 June 2022
Altogether, 70 farm tractors have been handed over to the Tongan Government this year. The latest batch of 30 farm tractors is one of the concrete outcomes of the visit by the Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, H.E. Wang from 31 May to 1 June. Besides, there are more outcomes of the visit, and also cooperation in many fields. We are confident that all these assistance items will be helpful for the Tongan Government and the Tongan people in your recovery efforts for the economic and social development, and especially for food security. - Remarks by Ambassador Cao Xiaolin at the Handover Ceremony of the Farm Tractors from China to Tonga.
This year sees the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and her Platinum Jubilee. We believe this is the first time this has happened in a Commonwealth country in recent history, and it is a very significant historical moment. But it is much more than that – it is a moment to celebrate Her Majesty’s lifetime of service and devotion to her realms and to the Commonwealth, to celebrate ‘both the institution of the Crown and the exceptional individual who wears it’, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said so well. In the UK this weekend there will be a four day celebration. It will begin on Thursday 2 June. I will plant a tree in my garden here in Tonga in the coming weeks, to mark the Platinum Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. - Lucy Joyce, British High Commissioner to Tonga.
Thursday 19 May 2022
A dividend of $782,048.69 for the financial year 2020-2021, for Tonga Communications Corporation, was declared by the public enterprises ICT Sector Shared Board, at its Annual General Meeting in Nuku’alofa on May 5.
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Nine scholarships were awarded to young students with a passion for science, on May 4, by Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML), a subsidiary of The Metals Company, under its 2022 Scholarship Program in Tonga. Winners were presented with their certificates of merit by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Lord Tu'i'afitu and Ms Pele Pome'e.