A man facing nine charges of sexual assault involving the violation of several children under the age of 15, pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Avarua High Court on Wednesday.
Finance minister Mark Brown has written to the chairperson of the European Union’s Code of Conduct Group committing the Cook Islands to changing its legislation to meet the EU’s objectives of ensuring international tax transparency.
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.
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.
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.