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Friday 24 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I am very happy to attend the handover ceremony of the 500 water tanks donated by Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China to the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. ...I want to assure you that China will provide more water tanks to Tonga this year. Actions speak louder than words. Let’s work with concrete actions to deepen our friendship for a better future of China-Tonga friendly relations and cooperation. - Speech by H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin at the handover ceremony of the water tanks donated by China to Tonga.
Friday 10 September 2021

Port Vila, Vanuatu
The newly formed WanTok Pacific Corporation (WPC) is launching a dynamic mobile, broadband, and money transfer service for the people of Tonga and Vanuatu. The new company launched its new brand identity and new broadband plans for consumers and businesses in both countries on September 3, 2021. WanTok Tonga is based at the PTH Building in Nuku'alofa.
Friday 3 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inaugural Tourism Leaders’ Summit was held on Monday 23 August, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, with a theme “Leadership Refocus for Tourism's Survival” to discuss the best ways forward for securing the tourism sector’s survival in Tonga. The summit will continue on a quarterly basis, leading up to the National Tourism Forum in early 2022.
Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The novel coronavirus is still going viral around the world, and vaccines matter so much to the fight against the virus. As long as there are infections in a country, it is impossible for humans to completely defeat the virus. However, globally, there are still outstanding problems such as insufficient vaccine production capacity, inequitable distribution and uneven vaccination. The international society need to work together to fill in the immunization gap between countries. by H.E. CAO Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga
Friday 20 August 2021

Apia, Western Samoa
The SPBD Microfinance Network achieved another impressive milestone today, surpassing US$ 200 million in “micro loans” disbursed to tens of thousands of hard working women entrepreneurs since its founding in 2000.
Saturday 7 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited (BSP) will reduce interest rates across a number of lending and deposit products, effective 6 September 2021. New rates will apply for Unsecured Personal Loans - now 13% (reduction of 5.50%), Secured Personal Loan – now 12.3% (reduction of 1.70%). Rate changes will also apply across some Demand Deposit and Term Deposit accounts – as follows:
Friday 9 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved the government's 'Lifeline Tariff Discount Scheme' effective for the power consumption from 1 July 2021. The discounted tariff of 7.67 seniti/kWh is to apply to the regulated tariff of 80.71 seniti/kWh, only to the power customers consumed between 0-100 kWh/month, to maintain the electricity tariff at 73.04 seniti/kWh. Koia ai kuo tali 'e he Komisoni 'Uhila 'a e holo ko 'eni 'o kamata ngaue'aki 'i he 'aho 1 Siulai 2021. - Electricity Commission
Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation, a public enterprise, paid a total dividend of over $2.59 million pa'anga to the shareholder this year, the Information, Communication and Technology Sector Shared Board announced today, following TCC's annual general meeting.
Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Bank of South Pacific increased its digital footprint by opening its 15th ATM in Tongatapu to support the banking needs of customers in the Hihifo district (Western suburbs).
Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Competent Authority has approved a 6% increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 31.03 seniti per litre as from January 2021 to March 2021. Kuo tali 'e he Pule Fe'unga ke hiki 'a e totongi 'o e Iola tisolo 'a ia ke kamata ngaue'aki 'i he 'aha 18 Ma'asi 2021. 'Oku tokoni 'eni ki hono hiki 'a e totongi Iola 'aki 'a e seniti 'e 31.03 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2021 ki Ma'asi 2021.
Tuesday 23 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ports Authority Tonga held its 2020 Annual General Meeting on 22 February, and paid its sole shareholder, the Government of Tonga, a dividend of $1,541,445, for the financial year ended 30 June 2020.
Wednesday 3 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The world is undergoing changes unseen in a century. The COVID-19 pandemic is still ravaging across the globe. The world economy is mired in deep recession. Global challenges keep popping up. All these place mankind at a crossroads. Against this backdrop, President Xi Jinping delivered a special address at the World Economic Forum virtual event of the Davos Agenda on 25 January 2021. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Thursday 31 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Limited’s Board of Directors have approved a subsidy to cover 2.47 seniti per kWhr over the next quarter-year for all electricity consumers in Tonga. Na’e sio leva ‘ae poate ‘ae Kautaha Úhila á Tonga ki ha founga é malava ai ke fua e Kautaha Úhila ‘a e seniti é 2.47 áki áe ngaue fakapotopoto pea na’e tali ia he áho 29 Tisema 2020.
Tuesday 29 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission as required by the Concession Contract, has approved a tariff adjustment amounting to a total increase of 7.58 seniti/kWh from 63.82 seniti/kWh in electricity tariff, to be effective on 1 January 2021. Meter reading shall commence on 4 January 2021. Ko e totongi ‘uhila kamata koe seniti ‘e 71.40 ki he kilouati, ko e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ia ‘e kamata ngaue’aki ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila pea ‘e vakai’i fakakuata ‘o fakatefito ‘i he feliliuaki ‘i he totongi ‘o e lolo pea mo vakai’i fakata’u ‘o fakatatau ki he feliliuaki ‘i he totongi koloa.- Tonga Power Ltd.
Thursday 24 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation celebrates the festive season with the TCC Kava Idol 2020/21, highlighting Tongan Faikava and family participation, with various districts competing for the anticipated grand prizes of $200,000 for the final event, to be held early next year.
Tuesday 15 December 2020
Adrian Morrison

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are all dealing with the impacts of emissions and climate change—in Australia, in Tonga and everywhere else in the world. To support others around the world, at the PIF High-Level Roundtable in December, Prime Minister Morrison announced Australia’s new global climate finance pledge of at least $1.5 billion over the period 2020 to 2025. This includes a $500 million investment in the Pacific to support renewable energy deployment and climate and disaster resilience. This is a 50 per cent increase on Australia’s previous pledge. By H.E. Adrian Morrison, the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga