Crime

The sight of a man carrying a firearm near a beachside bar in Nikao early yesterday, caused temporary panic among some residents in the area.

Firearms training in Nikao

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has assured public that firearms training which started yesterday at the Police Firing Range in Nikao is part of their ongoing programme.

About 20 people are at risk of being without jobs after fire completely destroyed Raromart Megastore in Teotue, Tutakimoa around midnight on Sunday.

An unidentified tourist carrying a young child in front of him on his rented scooter learned a quick lesson about Cook Islands road rules when he was stopped by a police officer near the St Joseph’s Road intersection yesterday morning.

Cook Islands maritime police and customs officers are participating in a training programme organised by the Royal Australian Navy this week on Rarotonga.

After falling from a total of nine in March to seven in April and four in May, it looks like motorbike thefts are on the rise again.

The Cook Islands will hold meetings on Aitutaki and Rarotonga this week on the possibility of ratifying International Labour Organisation’s Convention C-182 on the worst forms of child labour, and Convention C-144 on tripartite consultations.

Disgraced detective and former Rarotonga resident Mark Franklin is in the news again, this time making an appearance in a “true crime” podcast on the New Zealand Stuff website.

As of about 6.30pm on Thursday night, all that remained of the Tex Mart Betela building was a patch of blackened earth and a pile of rubble.

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