Crime

Fuel prices set to increase again

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Global fuel price movements over the past four months have brought an increase in the price of petrol, diesel and LPG in the Cook Islands.

Man heads for airport instead of court

Thursday November 16, 2017

Having defendants flee the country is nothing new for the Cook Islands Police Service, but it still creates a nuisance for them and for lawyers and Justices of the Peace.

Taro leaf theft costs man dearly

Thursday November 16, 2017

A Rarotonga resident who pleaded guilty to stealing $100 worth of taro leaves was fined $200 when he appeared in the Avarua High Court yesterday.

Law ‘too soft’ – burglary victim

Wednesday November 15, 2017

A victim of a burglary is calling for stronger punishment of offenders, saying the law is “too soft” on burglars.

Fifteen people appeared before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court last Thursday.

Assault earns five months’ jail

Tuesday November 07, 2017

A man described as a recidivist offender was convicted and sentenced to five months in prison during last week’s criminal court session.

Minor offences and traffic infringements dominated proceedings at Wednesday’s criminal court session in the Avarua High Court last week.

Coconut tree smash earns $100 fine

Sunday October 29, 2017

A local man charged with careless driving after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car and hit a coconut tree, was convicted and fined $100 when he appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta on Wednesday.

Sentences suspended after apologies

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Two people were granted suspended sentences and given stern warnings when they appeared before a three Justice of the Peace panel in the Avarua High Court last week.

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