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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is experiencing a triple blow in the wake of the volcanic eruption with the tsunami and the first outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. It is a challenging time and a time of need for Tonga. At this difficult time for Tonga, China’s prompt humanitarian relief assistance together with the grant aid of 119 pieces of heavy plant machinery valued at RMB¥73 million (TOP$26 million) arrived at a right time and will be critical for the national reconstruction in the wake of the natural disasters. By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.
Thursday 27 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This Australia Day we acknowledge the resilience and courage shown by Tonga, part of our Pacific family, following the devastating Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami on 15 January. ‘I hono faka’ilonga’I ‘a e ‘aho fakafonua ‘o ‘Aositelelia ‘I he ‘aho ni, ‘oku mau tangane’ia ‘I he loto to’a mo e vave ‘a e ngaue ‘a Tonga ki he fakaakeake hiliange ‘a e faingata’a mei he puna ‘a e mo’ungaafi ‘I Hunga -Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai fakataha mo e peaukula ne hake ‘I he 15 ‘o Sanuali.
Friday 14 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Me‘a ‘a e Tangata‘eiki ‘Amapasitoa Siaina ki Tonga, Cao Xiaolin ‘i hono foaki ‘o e ngaahi Mīsini ki he Ngoué mo e Ngaahi Naunau ki he Akó mei he Pule‘anga FakaVahe ‘o e Vāhenga Guangdong, Lēpapulika ‘o Siainá ki he Pule‘anga ‘o Tongá. (Pulelulu, 12 Sānuali, 2022)
Thursday 30 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Competent Authority has approved the regulated price of diesel effective 20 December 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 26.79 seniti per litre as from September 2021 to November 2021 and then a decrease in December 2021 by 5.67 seniti per litre. - Electricity Commission. --- Kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fē’unga ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ke kamata ngāue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 20 Tisema 2021. ‘Oku tokoni ‘eni ki hono hiki ‘a e totongi lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 26.79 ki he lita mei Sepitema 2021 ki Novema 2021 pea holo ‘i Tisema 2021 ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 5.67 ki he ‘iuniti. - Komisoni ‘Uhila.
Wednesday 1 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
BSP TONGA Limited (BSP Tonga) will reduce fees across some of its products and services from 1 January 2022, the bank's Country Head, Marcellina Wolfgramm Haapai announced today.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Talateu – Konga Hono Ua. Fa‘u ‘e H.E. Cao Xiaolin. IV. Ko e fuofua Fakataha ‘a e Kau Minisitā ki Muli ‘a Siainá mo e Ngaahi Fonua e Pasifikí; V. Ko e ngāue fakataha ‘i he ngaahi tafa‘aki kehe; mo e VI. Vakai ki he Kaha‘u e Fetauhi‘aki ‘o e Vā Fakakaume‘a.
Monday 1 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e fefolofōlai telefoni ‘a Palesiteni Xi Jinping mo ‘Ene ‘Afio Tupou VI. Fa‘u ‘e H.E. Cao Xiaolin.
Wednesday 6 October 2021

The South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance empowers its members to start, grow and maintain micro-businesses. The organization provides them with the access to financial and business development services, as well as the opportunity to build assets, improve financial security and to finance housing improvements and education. Its newest loans program is the “White Goods Financing” program.
Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved the new electricity tariff for the power consumption and with Government “Lifeline Contribution to Tariff” at TPL effective on 1st October 2021. Kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘uhila ‘i hono fo’u ke ngāue’aki ‘o kamata lau mei he ‘aho 1 ‘Okatopa 2021.
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:
Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region with the greatest potential and most dynamic cooperation in the world. It is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and 70 percent of its GDP. It has contributed over two-thirds of global growth, and is playing an increasingly important role in the global fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery. By H.E. CAO Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
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
Saturday 3 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Takau of Ma’ufanga, is the new General Manager of the Tonga Tourism Authority. The new Board of Directors announced that he assumed the position on 25 June 2021.
Thursday 1 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The total electricity tariff will increase by 10.5%from the current 73.04 seniti per kWh to 80.71 seniti per kWh, from 1 July 2021, following the approval by the Competent Authority of an increase in the regulated price of diesel fuel. The Electricity Tariff is regulated by the Electricity Act and administered by the 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.