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Monday 19 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $10 million pa'anga project to build the largest solar energy plant in Tongatapu, follows the signing of a long term Power Purchase Agreement between Tonga Power Ltd. and a Chinese power producer on September 12, 2016, for the construction and commissioning of a 2 Megawatt solar facility at at Mata-ki-‘Eua, which is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017.
Friday 2 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel has launched faster internet connectivity to Ha'apai and Vava'u, which is five times faster than the current speed and it will also match data experience currently in Tongatapu. The internet speed will increase from 1Mbps to 5Mbps with 200Mbps capacity.
Friday 12 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has today reaffirmed its confidence in the investment agreement made recently with the Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa Trust from New Zealand. The government stated that a recent judgment made by the New Zealand High Court against the current Chairman of the Trust "was a private matter which does not...affect the Agreement that exists between the Trust and the Tongan Government."
Thursday 11 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Reserve Bank of Tonga has recommenced the pay out of claims by depositors and creditors of the former Pacific International Commercial Bank. In a statement on August 11, the NRBT said that payments may be collected from the NRBT. The license of the PICB was revoked by the Reserve Bank on July 26.
Thursday 28 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Reserve Bank of Tonga wishes to assure the public that despite the revocation of the banking licence of Pacific International Commercial Bank (PICB) effective from 26 July 2016, the banking system remains sound. While PICB represented a very small proportion of the total banking system, the banks in Tonga continue to be profitable and maintain strong liquidity and capital position.
Friday 1 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation handed over a dividend cheque of $1.213 million pa'anga to the Government of Tonga as shareholder in the full and final dividend payment for the last financial year 2014-15. This is the second consecutive year that TCC is paying a dividend in excess of $1 million pa'anga, and growing rapidly year on year over the last five years.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public is advised by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to take heed of the requirements for the removal of cash from Tonga, and for cash entering Tonga, in order to avoid any unnecessary delays in arrangements for travel or export of cash. Reserve Bank Permission is required for removal of cash exceeding T$10,000 or its equivalent in any other currency and all applicants must submit their applications to the Reserve Bank at least three days prior to the departure date from Tonga.
Wednesday 11 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five new Shared Directors for Tonga's Transport Sector Public Enterprises have been named by the Ministry of Public Enterprises on May 9. The Transport Sector Board includes the Ports Authority Tonga, Tonga Airports Limited and Friendly Islands Shipping Agency.
Friday 15 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Asset Managers and Associates Ltd. (TAMA) presented its first dividend of $50,000 to Hon. Poasi Tei, Minister of Public Enterprises, for its shareholder, the Government of Tonga on 9 December.
Friday 15 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Ltd. has declared a $1.3 million pa'anga annual dividend for 2014-15 - its highest dividend amount payable to its shareholder the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Thursday 10 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. paid its highest dividend to the Government of Tonga, handing over a cheque for $2 million pa'anga on December 8. The 2014-15 dividend represents a 27% increase on the previous year's return to government.
Friday 16 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. (TPL) is taking the next step in the continuing modernization of its network to provide customers a more efficient and reliable electricity supply.
Monday 27 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will welcome delegates from the Pacific Islands to the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference and Trade Exhibition next year, 2016, with a theme “Integrating Renewable Energy with Conventional Generation”.
Friday 24 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Reserve Bank of Tonga wishes to inform the general public that the license of Melie-Mei-Langi Co. Ltd has been revoked and is no longer authorized to conduct foreign exchange business. Members of the public are encouraged to report to the National Reserve Bank of Tonga any person or business that is advertising or providing foreign exchange services but are not authorized dealers or authorized restricted dealers. ‘Oku fanongonongo atu foki ke fakatokanga’i ange ‘e he kakai ‘o e fonua kuo kaniseli ‘a e laiseni ‘o e kautaha Melie-mei-Langi Co. Ltd pea kuo ‘ikai ke fakamafai’i ke toe fetongi pa’anga muli.
Monday 6 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Reserve Bank has revised its Exchange Control Policy Guidelines with effect from 1st May 2015. The Exchange Control Policy Guidelines outlines the supporting documentary evidence that must be sighted by the commercial banks, authorized foreign exchange dealers and the Reserve Bank prior to allowing any overseas payments to be made. Fanongongo mei he Pangike Pule Fakafonua ‘o Tonga fekau’aki moe Liliu ki he Tohi Fakahinohino ki he Ngaahi Tohi ‘oku Ngaue’aki ko e Fakamo’oni ki he Fetongi Pa’anga Muli.
Friday 19 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Issue of the Revised Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Guideline. The National Reserve Bank of Tonga, in its capacity as the Transaction Reporting Authority (TRA), is issuing the Revised AML/CFT Guideline pursuant to section 11A(o) of the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2010 [MLPC Act]. Tukuatu ‘o e Tohi Fakahinohino ki hono fakafepaki’i hono fe’ave’aki fakapulipuli ‘o e pa’anga kaka, pa’anga hiamatea mo e fakapa’anga ‘a e ngaahi ngaue fakatautoitoi. Official Press Release from the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (English and Tongan).
Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first photovoltaic solar facility to introduce a stabilising capacitor and micro-grid control system was technically handed-over as the Nanyo Boeki Kaisha Ltd., Japanese-lead consortium of contractors and project consultants, signed an agreement with Tonga Power Ltd. to mark the completion of the project.
Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government has approved in principle the draft Tongan Strategic Development Framework 2015-2025, ‘A more progressive Tonga: enhancing Our Inheritance’ to be shared widely to the public and stakeholders outside government for information and comment. Key Stakeholders and the public are invited to review and submit comments on the TSDFII before March 31, 2015.
Wednesday 26 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Power Ltd. Board of Directors declared the company’s dividend at a total of T$1,359,314 on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 to the shareholder, the Government of Tonga.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Hanergy

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu, led a Tongan delegation to China in early October to view clean energy solutions and also to attend the 7th Asian Solar Energy Forum (ASEF) meeting in Seoul, Korea on October 14 - 15.
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