A 19-YEAR old female nightclub patron who near the scene when a security guard was stabbed outside an Avarua nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning, says she and her friends were cooling off outside the Rehab Nightclub when trouble escalated quickly.
The SHOCK stabbing of a security guard outside an Avarua nightclub has many locals worried that Rarotonga society is quickly changing forever and becoming increasingly dangerous.
Pacific Schooners Ltd has made assurances that its vessel the Tiare Taporo, which has been stationary in Avatiu Harbour for several months, is capable of moving using its own motors.
THE GOVERNMENT appears to have failed to clearly think through its announced tax “amnesty” and the description itself is clearly incorrect, say local chartered accountants.
Traditional leaders and Te Ipukarea Society believe the Ministry of Marine Resources is contradicting a commitment made by the government to the Cook Islands to establish a 50 nautical mile buffer zone around each island, and they’re not happy about it.
The SPECIFICS of the tax amnesty and how it will operate are still being worked out, with legal and accounting sources saying it could require a law change to be properly administered.