Florence Syme-Buchanan

Florence Syme-Buchanan

A 20-year old man who police said last week was still under investigation for a serious stabbing incident has apparently skipped the country, and is understood to be headed for Australia.

From business to politics

Monday August 21, 2017

Sixteen months ago, local businessman Tony Armstrong never dreamed that he’d be part of the country’s political fabric, let alone a candidate for the Democratic Party in Mangaia.

The Cook Islands woman who has taken the nation to the top of international outrigger canoe paddling has been invited to race for the best women’s team in Tahiti at an elite world event held in California each year.

The family of a young stabbing victim is demanding full disclosure from the Cook Island Police Service as to why critical details about an incident in which the 17-year-old was allegedly stabbed with a bottle were suppressed by police prosecution in a recent High Court trial.

Top cop checks alleged stabbing

Wednesday August 16, 2017

A recent High Court case which saw a young man discharged without conviction on a charge of common assault is being reviewed by Police Commissioner Maara Tetava.

Absentee ariki cops flak

Monday August 14, 2017

A number of chiefs say they want to remind Pa Ariki the title she holds is not a God-given right and can be removed by the nobles who approved her assuming the paramount title and being invested with it.

Attack victim wronged: Parents

Monday August 14, 2017

The parents of a 17-year old youth who was hit and then stabbed with a broken bottle are shocked that the High Court let off his attacker despite a guilty plea being entered.

Board defends BTIB head

Monday August 14, 2017

While defending BTIB chief executive Teariki Vakalalabure, Business Trade and Investment Board directors have refused to address the issue of a foreigner without a work permit who was allegedly awarded a lucrative IT agency contract, contravening its own investment code.

Anthem change strikes sour note

Friday August 11, 2017

The House of Ariki has taken it upon itself to make a critical change to the country’s national anthem, a spokesman saying paramount chiefs made a request to government to consider the change two years ago.

Crimes Bill goes to committee

Thursday August 10, 2017

Public submissions to a select committee on the long-awaited Crimes Bill 2017 began in parliament yesterday.

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