Florence Syme-Buchanan

Florence Syme-Buchanan

CICC urged to take health lead

Monday September 25, 2017

The Cook Islands Christian Church and aronga mana (traditional leaders) should use their influence to do more about reversing the country’s alarming health statistics, says Mangaia high chief Kavana Daddy Mauriaiti.

Ex-cop calls for inquest

Friday September 22, 2017

The country’s sole coroner has been requested to hold an inquest into the disappearance of a Venezuelan woman in Cook Islands waters over a year ago.

Call for inquiry into hospital death

Thursday September 21, 2017

The family of a woman who died in Rarotonga Hospital earlier this month have called on the government to initiate a full inquiry into her death.

Assault discharge overturned

Tuesday September 19, 2017

A JP’s recent decision to discharge a 20-year old man without conviction on an assault charge has been overturned by Justice Patrick Keane.

Costs challenge referral scheme

Monday September 18, 2017

A case in which Mangaian man Sonny Ryan was told he would have to wait up to two years to go to New Zealand for hip surgery because there was no money available to send him there, has highlighted challenges faced by the Ministry of Health’s lifesaving patient referral scheme.

Ten give evidence in alleged assault case

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Ten witnesses are giving evidence for the Crown and prosecution in a case that will decide whether Tautua Solomona Iosefa indecently assaulted an 18-year old female last year.

‘Act like judges,’ Justice tells jury

Wednesday September 13, 2017

A jury of nine women and three men are deciding the fate of a young man charged with indecent assault, Justice Patrick Keane telling the panel in the High Court on Monday that they were the judges of the case and “must act like judges.”

Police want Marsh case overturned

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Cook Islands Police are to lodge an appeal in the High Court to overturn a recent decision handed down by a Justice of the Peace to dismiss a 21-year old man without conviction.

Police investigation in the spotlight

Thursday September 07, 2017

What police did or didn’t do that resulted in a botched court case and how a man under police investigation was able to leave the country are being investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Depopulation closes schools

Friday August 25, 2017

Two schools are now closed on Mangaia, highlighting the effects of continuing depopulation.

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