Crime

Rape accused granted bail

Wednesday December 20, 2017

A man facing a charge of rape has been granted bail.

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.

Guilty of indecent assault

Monday December 04, 2017

Eleven jurors last week found Clark Iona guilty on two charges of indecent assault on a girl under 12, and not guilty on a third similar charge.

Tax laws will meet EU aims

Thursday November 30, 2017

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.

Man faces 11 dishonesty charges

Thursday November 30, 2017

A man facing 11 dishonesty charges pleaded guilty to all of the offences in the Avarua High Court last week.

A woman charged with cultivation of cannabis pleaded guilty when she appeared in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

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.

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