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.
A man whose marijuana was stolen entered a Kavera property armed with a knife in an attempt to confront the alleged drug thief and deter others from helping themselves, the High Court was told last week.
A charge of assault on a female landed Trevor Tiro with 12 months’ probation when he appeared in the Avarua High Court before JP Carmen Temata on Wednesday last week.
As the languages of the Cook Islands were celebrated in New Zealand last week, there was a renewed sense that more needs to be done to ensure their survival.