Florence Syme-Buchanan

Florence Syme-Buchanan

Injured inmate flown to NZ

Saturday April 01, 2017

A female inmate from Arorangi Prison is reported to be recovering in an Auckland hospital after being flown there for emergency medical treatment.

The Cook Islands Investment Corporation is taking over the responsibilities of the Aitutaki Power Station Authority board, saying it needs to do this so that the outer islands entity can access funds it has accumulated and placed in investment.

Female inmates ‘worse off’

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Female inmates at Arorangi Prison are worse off than their male counterparts, living in “inhumane” conditions and lacking equal access to rehabilitation programmes.

Board sacked, no explanation

Friday March 24, 2017

The Cook Islands Investment Board has given no reason for firing a board widely regarded as having done an excellent job of making an outer islands power station efficient and on target for the introduction of renewable energy.

There are a few “ugh” moments but overall, the comedy Gary of the Pacific filmed in Rarotonga last year is passed as an “OK flick” by local casting agent Henry Ah-Foo Taripo.

PSL wind-up hits a snag

Tuesday March 21, 2017

The winding up of troubled shipping company Pacific Schooners Ltd appears to have hit a snag as the Chief Justice wants the court-approved New Zealand firm chosen to liquidate the company to first fulfil three conditions - including being paid less.

Business owner in tax strife

Monday March 20, 2017

A local businessman who knew “100 per cent” that he was breaking the law by helping his companies deduct and divert staff PAYE to “other things,” faced 36 defaults in the High Court this week.

Company in strife over taxes

Friday March 17, 2017

A pioneering Cook Islands clothing company and its sole owner have been fined $112,000 for failing to make PAYE payments to Inland Revenue over a 10-year period.

A retired Australian policeman and private investigator says he’s driven to solve the mystery of a woman who disappeared overboard a yacht in Cook Islands waters because “she was someone’s daughter and shouldn’t be forgotten.”

Three companies and their two owners were yesterday fined a total of $195,000 during sentencing by Chief Justice Sir John Hugh Williams yesterday in the High Court on tax offences.

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