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.
A young offender, was granted a discharge without conviction after pleas for leniency in the Avarua High Court last week.
A sitting of three Justices of the Peace in the Avarua High Court last week granted two discharges without convictions - an unusual occurrence for court hearings on Rarotonga.
A dangerous driver who was convicted of careless driving causing injury last week, has encountered large financial penalties during prosecution on account of the emotional harm and distress he caused the victim.
Cook Islands Police responded to a number of motor vehicle incidents last weekend.
The evangelistic activities of a group of a foreign Christianity-based sect has prompted much debate on Rarotonga this week.
Yesterday’s front page news story highlighting the presence of a Quasi-Christian sect currently on Rarotonga has caused a stir in religious quarters — with people questioning the organisation’s unconventional beliefs.