Chief Justice to hear wide variety of cases

Tuesday May 22, 2018 Written by Published in Crime
Sir Hugh Williams pictured at the time he was appointed Chief Justice of the Cook Islands in 2016. 18032936 Sir Hugh Williams pictured at the time he was appointed Chief Justice of the Cook Islands in 2016. 18032936

Chief Justice of the Cook Islands Sir Hugh Williams QC began his 13-day visit to Rarotonga on Monday. Williams is set to hear a number of cases whilst here. They involve charges ranging from the possession of cannabis to manslaughter.

Yesterday, the trial of Andy Andrew began. Andrew faces one charge of indecent assault and the jury trial is expected to last up to three days.

Williams will also preside over six cases that involve charges relating to cannabis.

Noah Davey will be tried by a jury for charges relating to the cultivation of cannabis. His trial begins on Wednesday. Samuel Kautai, who was recently arrested in relation to a cannabis growing operation in Tupapa, will appear before Williams next Tuesday.

Aroa Maea is charged with the possession of cannabis, as is Chase Hunt. Maea will appear next Tueesday. Hunt is also facing a charge relating to the possession of cannabis seeds and will appear on Thursday.

Daniel Akama will be sentenced by Williams for the possession of cannabis next Friday.

Ngatupuna Teinakitama will appear on Friday for two charges of burglary and one of possession of a utensil for drug use.

There will be a number of civil cases on Monday, including three appeals relating to separate incidents.

Next Tuesday, Williams will hear a number of cases. Most notable is the case of the alleged perpetrator of a stabbing that occurred in Taputapuatea on February 10.

Ngatokotoru Kaitara Nicholas will also appear next Tuesday. The 19-year-old is charged with two counts of wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, relating to an incident that occurred outside of the Rehab Nightclub in Avarua on February 16.

However, the most notable case to be heard next Tuesday is Pera Junior Tamanu Pera’s manslaughter charge.

There is a number of minor matters that will be heard by Williams over the remaining three days, before he leaves the country on Friday June 1.

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  • Comment Link Ronald Sunday, 08 July 2018 15:44 posted by Ronald

    Kia orana,

    You mention that Chief Justice of the Cook Islands Sir Hugh Williams QC began his 13-day visit to Rarotonga on Monday. Williams is set to hear a number of cases whilst here. They involve charges including possession of cannabis. In fact it was also noted that Williams will preside over six other cases that involve charges relating to cannabis.

    Noah Davey will be tried by a jury for charges relating to the cultivation of cannabis. His trial begins on Wednesday. Samuel Kautai, who was recently arrested in relation to a cannabis growing operation in Tupapa, will appear before Williams next Tuesday.

    Aroa Maea is charged with the possession of cannabis, as is Chase Hunt. Maea will appear next Tuesday. Hunt is also facing a charge relating to the possession of cannabis seeds and will appear on Thursday.

    The questions need to be asked:

    1. Where is this Chief Justice from if he is coming into the country for a visit? The Chief Justice should be domiciled in the country.

    2. Who has the Chief Justice sworn an Oath too? Is he granted this position by the Cook Island's Queen's Representative?

    3. Has he sworn an Oath to uphold Cook Islanders lawful Common Law Human Rights.

    4. What Law is he operating under? Is it Common Law of England, British legislation, New Zealand legislation or Cook Islands legislation?

    5. There appears to be jurisdiction issues which are out of order, under the system of Law in the country, as I understand it. These offences are corporate rules and regulations. They are not crimes. A crime is committed where there is a victim or harm done. These are "victimless crimes". "victimless crimes" is an oxymorom. They are not crimes, as there is no Law broken.

    6. The Supreme Law is Biblical Law which should be upheld as such by the "Crown", the government, the police, and the Crown prosecutors. They have sworn Oaths to uphold this Law and the Rights associated with them.

    No plant that God created could ever be made "illegal" by any man or entity called "government" or Act of either. The Biblical Law is the Supreme Law in our country and all other British colonial and neo-colonial societies.

    Reference directly from the Supreme or Sovereign Law:

    Genesis 1:29-30 King James Version (KJV)
    "29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
    "30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so."

    7. If there is going to be/or was a jury trial for one of the alleged defendants, is or did Chief Justice Williams, going to instruct/or did instruct the jury, that no crime has been committed?

    8. Is there police, prosecutors, together with Williams, colluding and conspiring, Breaching Duty of Care, Violating their Oaths of Office, Conspiring To Pervert the Course of Justice, Violating Due Process, Acting in Bad Faith, Violating the Cook Islands Constitution which upholds Human Rights, violating Common Law Rights and Breaching the United Nations Human Rights Conventions, among a list of offences? Are they also violating U.C.C. which is the international code for foreign jurisdictions and business being bought on to our Land? And are these prosecutions being done for profit using local colluding lawyers representing these defendants.

    These are important questions that need to answered, to be satisfied that everyone is equal under the Law, that the Rule of Law prevails, and that justice prevails fairly for all of our Cook Island people.

    Meitaki maata

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