The increase in the amount of crime being reported around Rarotonga has prompted renewed calls for a neighbourhood watch organisation to be created.
The Police Service has praised the efforts of individuals and business owners for using their initiative to secure themselves and their property during the night of heavy flooding on Monday.
It was a busy weekend for the police on Rarotonga, with 11 people arrested on drink driving charges and several other motorists having their keys confiscated.
JUSTICE of the Peace Georgina Williams took some time to deliberate Pera Junior Tamanu Pera’s manslaughter charge at the High Court in Avarua on Thursday.
Cook Islands Police are concerned about a spike in cases of domestic violence at the end of last year and say the figures are “shocking”, despite a fall in recorded incidents in 2017.
Police are disappointed that despite the advent of White Ribbon Day in November and a 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence, incidents of assaults on women continue to occur on Rarotonga.