Crime

Lawyer is barred from land court

Wednesday October 07, 2015

Cook Islands lawyer Norman George has been forbidden from ever again appearing in the country’s Land Court division after failing to obey a three-year suspension imposed by Chief Justice Tom Weston in September 2013.

Seven arrests, 17 forbidden drivers

Wednesday October 07, 2015

Messages around responsible drinking are still not being heard by the public, with more drunk drivers and pub brawlers causing mayhem for police.

Three denied diversion bid

Wednesday October 07, 2015

Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi dealt with 25 cases in the High Court on Thursday, October 1.

A charge of careless driving causing injury has resulted in a discharge without conviction for Vaiana George.

Police confiscate 10 motorbikes

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Drink-driving continues to cause havoc on Rarotonga’s roads, with police confiscating 10 motorbikes from drivers over the weekend.

Busy month for Chief Justice

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Cook Islands Chief Justice Tom Weston has his work cut out for him this month with a string of high profile trials and sentencing lined up.

Seventeen on assault charges

Wednesday September 09, 2015

Seventeen assault-related cases were brought before Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi in the High Court on Thursday, September 3. 

Police seize motorcycles

Tuesday September 08, 2015

Police checkpoints targeting speeding and drunk drivers apprehended five motorcycle riders last weekend, all of whom had their bikes seized.

December date for rape charge sentencing

Thursday September 03, 2015

A male in his early twenties pleaded guilty to a single charge of rape when he appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta and assistant Justice of the Peace Carmen Temata in the High Court last Thursday.

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