Crime

A 16-year-old facing a string of burglary charges had his case adjourned and was placed on a strict curfew when he appeared in the Avarua High Court on Friday.

Assault discharge overturned

Tuesday September 19, 2017

A JP’s recent decision to discharge a 20-year old man without conviction on an assault charge has been overturned by Justice Patrick Keane.

A Rarotonga man who was charged with “threatening acts”, after another local man stole his marijuana has appeared in court charged with possessing utensils for drug use.

Shop robber gets two years in jail

Friday September 15, 2017

Justice Patrick Keane has sentenced a 22-year-old man to two years’ imprisonment on one charge of robbery, one charge of possession of a utensil for drug use and one charge of possession of cannabis.

Ten give evidence in alleged assault case

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Ten witnesses are giving evidence for the Crown and prosecution in a case that will decide whether Tautua Solomona Iosefa indecently assaulted an 18-year old female last year.

A woman who appeared in court yesterday on the same charge for the 16th time in two years, was told her criminal case was not over, and that she must return to court yet again later this month. 

Assaults, violence, continuing issues

Tuesday September 05, 2017

Assaults continue to be a problem on the island, with police responding to two complaints over the weekend.

Criminal court session fast and short

Monday September 04, 2017

Criminal court was a fast and short affair last week, with just 12 cases appearing before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

Lawyer Mark Short is bemused at the ongoing saga which has seen 42 youngsters caught up in the judicial system due to minor traffic offences.

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