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Ministry “highly concerned” about virus entering Tonga, but Islands infection-free so far

The Ministry of Health says there is a likelihood an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tonga would kill many people and severely...

Real Tonga flight makes emergency landing at Fua‘amotu airport due to mechanical issue

A Real Tonga flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Fua’amotu domestic airport on Friday.

51 Tongans in Wuhan to evacuate through UK; authorities tight-lipped over alleged ban of Chinese passenger

Authorities said Tonga has launched a rescue mission to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, through the United Kingdom tomorrow Sunday 16.

Better legislation, union support and customer boycotts all weapons in fight to protect seasonal workers from exploitation

Kaniva news commentary Tongan workers in Tasmania said this week they wanted to warn people in the kingdom what...

Australia’s largest berry producer condemned for allowing Tongan seasonal workers to live in slum-like conditions

A number of Tongans in Australia who are there on that country’s Seasonal Worker Programme were part of 70 workers housed in...

Suspension for drink driving police officers while on patrol in Tongatapu

Four police officers had been suspended from police on Wednesday 5 as a result of being caught drink driving while patrolling in...

Police Magistrate Pita Soakimi’s body laid to rest

Police Magistrate Petelō Pa'anga Soakimi also known as Pita Soakimi has died aged 73 in Pagopago, Samoa.

Tonga to issue travel advisory as death toll from coronavirus exceeds SARS

The death toll from the new coronavirus has exceeded that of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2002 and 2003 in...