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Tonga patient tests negative in second round of Covid-19 testing

A person who tested positive for Covid 19 in Tonga has now tested negative, says the Ministry of Health CEO today. Dr Siale 'Akau'ola said...

Two Tongan brothers shot, killed in Oakland, US

Police are investigating after two Tongan men were fatally shot early Sunday morning near Oakland's Laurel District. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at...

US Lawyer Filia Uipi denies claims police escorted him out of court at judge’s direction

The United States-based Tongan Lawyer Phil (Filia) Uipi has denied allegations police had escorted him out of a court in Salt Lake City under...

Tongan ‘rising star’ MMA boxer fights for his life in hospital after central Auckland brawl; family asks for prayers

The family and cousins of a Tongan young father who is currently fighting for his life in Auckland hospital are asking for prayers and...

Search continues for missing pastor in Ha‘apai islands

The search for the missing fisherman pastor Silakivai 'Ahoafi resumed at first light on Friday. The pastor and one of his sons went on a...

Tonga in top five of countries recommended for re-opening borders by Auckland academic as gov’t further eases coronavirus restrictions

Dr Collin Tukuitonga, who is Associate Dean Pacific at the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences said Tonga should be a priority in re-opening quarantine free travel. Meanwhile, the government continued gradually lifting its restrictions imposed to prevent the kingdom from the novel coronavirus.

Support by local people ensures good quality food available says Neiafu Town Officer

Opposition MP Piukala raised the issue in Parliament and told the Minister of Health Dr ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu and Food and Agriculture Minister Lord Tu’ilakepa that Vava’u people had complained about poor quality food. He said people were extremely concerned about the ongoing problems of expired foods and frozen meat in dry containers being brought into the island group.

Vava‘u Town Officer claims authorities flouting food safety laws as heated dispute erupts over dirty buckets of salt beef

The arrival of a shipment of what appears to be dirty plastic buckets full of salted beef in Vava’u without product labels caused disagreements...