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Missing police details lead to dismissal of assault charges

Saturday 2 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

The lack of details in the court case against a man who faced four counts of assaulting a female resulted in the dismissal of two charges against him.

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Drink driving crashes result in hefty fines

Saturday 2 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Justice of the Peace Tangi Taoro presided over drink driving related matters that were presented at the Criminal Court in Avarua this week.

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Man avoids reckless driving charge, found guilty of EBA

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A man who was charged for traffic offences more than two years ago was discharged without conviction for careless driving, but convicted for excess blood alcohol.

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Driver acquitted of failing to stop, convicted of refusing breathalyser

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A driver who did not stop ‘immediately’ after police lights and sirens were activated was acquitted for failing to stop but convicted for refusing a breathalyser test.

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Brawler convicted, sentenced for his part in Nikao scrap

Saturday 24 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A man involved in a mass brawl on Rarotonga has been convicted and sentenced for his part in the fight.

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Jonassen steps down as Justice Secretary, citing personal reasons

Friday 23 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Court, Local, National

The Secretary for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Tamatoa Jonassen, has tendered his resignation to the Public Service Commissioner, Carl Hunter, citing personal reasons.

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Man enters pleas to 10 assault charges

Friday 23 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A man charged with 10 counts of assaulting a female has entered guilty pleas to eight of the charges.

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Cashier pockets more than $1000 from till

Thursday 22 February 2024 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Court, National

A mother-of-six who stole more than $1000 while working as a cashier at a Rarotonga supermarket has received a suspended sentence.

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Cooks community ‘angry and bitter’ over rise in public fighting

Thursday 22 February 2024 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Court, National

Public fighting is on the rise in the Cook Islands, a Justice of the Peace says.

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Couple reconcile after husband attacks wife, wife’s car

Wednesday 21 February 2024 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Court, National

Intoxicated and “full of anger”, a 33-year-old man struck his wife in the head and stomach before inflicting nearly $6000 worth of damage on her car in Rarotonga.

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Assault accused denied bail

Wednesday 21 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A man who is facing 13 charges for assaulting a female was denied bail by the Justice of the Peace John Whitta at the Criminal Court in Avarua.

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Child bruised, bloodied in assault

Wednesday 21 February 2024 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Court, National

A Rarotonga woman who repeatedly slapped a 9-year-old girl about the head as punishment for stealing has been sentenced for assaulting a child.

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JP to deliver reserved decision in reckless and drink-driving case

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A decision is soon expected on whether a man accused of reckless and drink driving on Rarotonga more than two years ago, is guilty or not.

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Accused burglar released on bail

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

An accused burglar who has been in custody since December 2023 appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta on Thursday and was granted bail.

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Four accused plead guilty to brawl charges

Friday 16 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Four of the accused in the Nikao brawl incident that took place on January 28 this year have pleaded guilty.

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Daytime vs. nighttime: Conflicting accounts cloud erratic driving case

Wednesday 14 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Driver charged with failing to stop and refusing breathalyser awaits verdict after conflicting testimonies about the incident’s time and details.

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Court diary

Wednesday 14 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

An 18-year-old man has been given a two-year suspended sentence for his role in a mass brawl on Rarotonga.

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Assault accused gets bail with strict conditions

Tuesday 13 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

Despite facing multiple assault charges, an accused held in custody was granted bail with strict conditions including curfew, contact restrictions, and passport surrender.

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Court news in brief

Tuesday 13 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

February 13, 2024

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In brief: Court news

Monday 12 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

February 12, 2024

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