Cook Islands High Court Justice Christine Grice will preside over numerous criminal and civil court cases in the Avarua High Court this month.
The Court of Appeal will this week hear appeals resulting from civil and criminal cases previously heard before the Cook Islands High Court.
Excusing school children from the law is “not a reality” and the Police statistics and court results prove young college students are just as likely to break the law as young people who are no longer at school, says police media liaison officer Trevor Pitt.
Having defendants flee the country is nothing new for the Cook Islands Police Service, but it still creates a nuisance for them and for lawyers and Justices of the Peace.
A Rarotonga resident who pleaded guilty to stealing $100 worth of taro leaves was fined $200 when he appeared in the Avarua High Court yesterday.