Crime

The use of meth and other hard drugs is on the increase in the Cook Islands and it is tearing families apart. It is hurting our communities.

Guilty of killing brother

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Pera Junior Tamanu Pera has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge relating to the death of his half-brother.

An increase in the number of checkpoints last month has resulted in 78 drivers who are now forbidden from driving, largely due to alcohol consumption says Police media advisor Trevor Pitt.

A mother allowed an older man to sleep with her daughter – in exchange for buying them groceries.

Police says accused criminals are taking advantage of bail laws, asking to be let out of custody so they can work – then committing new offences.

An inmate at the Arorangi Prison is alleging that his life has been threatened by people in high places in the Cook Islands.

$2.5m claim over shootings

Saturday May 11, 2019

The family of shooting victim Mary Dean has made a claim of more than $2.5 million from the Cook Islands government over negligence and other matters that led to the triple killings of October 19, 2016.

A foreign worker has pleaded guilty to a charge of abandoning a child in Matavera, Rarotonga, last year will be sentenced next week by Judge Judith Potter.

A youth who escaped from police custody on April 24 after being questioned and arrested at the Avarua Police Headquarters is being remanded.

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