Nuku’alofa

Two killed in separate car crashes

Two killed in separate car crashes

The Tongan police believed speed and alcohol were factors in crashes that claimed two lives last week in two separate road accidents. A 25-year-old man from Lapaha died after he allegedly driving a rental car at high speed crashing into a tree at the Taufa’ahau Road in Vaini on July 31 at around 11.30pm. He […]

Teenager killed in Hala'ovave can now be named

Teenager killed in Hala'ovave can now be named

A 19-year-old male teenager from Ha’afeva  who was killed in Hala’ovave last week can now be named as Feleti Veikoso. The man accused for the killing is Paea Winston Helu, 32, from Hala'ovave. Both the accused and victim were named when the accused appeared briefly at the Magistrate court in Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 20.  Helu remains […]

Alleged counterfeiter arrested in Nuku'alofa

Alleged counterfeiter arrested in Nuku'alofa

Nuku'alofa – A 42-year-old man from Halaleva has been arrested by police in connection with production of fake currency amounting to TP$150 on March 19. Police also seized a color printer allegedly to have been used to print out the counterfeit currency. The accused is remanded in custody to appear at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate Court. […]

Tonga: Alert over German measles

Tonga: Alert over German measles

Public health authorities in Tonga are working to prevent spread of German measles after a patient had been tested positive for rubella this week. Vaiola medical officer of health ‘Ofa Tukia reportedly said patients were diagnosed with rare disease after they visited  the hospital this week. On one occasion they decided to test a patient […]