Outpouring of community support for Tongan murder victim Hiko Lynch

Givealittle page set up by Lynch’s employer Hortus has seen over 200 people pledge over $13,000 by this morning for his family.

According to the company, the funds will support Hiko's family in Tonga through this tragic and difficult time.

“All proceeds will go directly back to his family.”

The 23-year-old from Holonga, Tonga was killed in an alleged stabbing incident early Sunday morning.

Vaiola Hospital Visitor’s Board achieves 2016 target

The Board has collected just over TOP$ 59,000.00 to date, says Lupe Ha’amoa ‘Ilaiu of the Board’s financial committee.

Radio Tonga reports the fund will be allocated to urgent needs such as equipment and facilities required by health authorities for the treatment of patients.

Meanwhile the Board presented Christmas presents to the current ward patients at Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa.

It is the initiative of the Patron of the Board – Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u to mark the Christmas season.