Crime

A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 18-months’ probation and has been warned by the Cook Islands High Court if he re-offends he would face imprisonment.

Meth case a first in Cooks

Friday March 22, 2019

The first methamphetamine case for the nation was brought before the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

Police tribute to shooting victims

Thursday March 21, 2019

As if the Hand of God had spread wide over Rarotonga, a rainbow emerged in the distance as the Police Service held its own prayers yesterday in commemoration of the tragedy of last week’s terrorist attack in Christchurch.

$800 fine for having bong

Thursday March 21, 2019

Nooroa Manarangi appeared before Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC for sentencing at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday. Manarangi entered a guilty plea to one count of possessing a utensil for smoking marijuana.

The High Court has remanded into custody a man charged with assaulting a woman while she was attending worship on Sunday.

18 months’ jail for forgery

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Petrena Tiatoa was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment by the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

Former school teacher Tyronne Weerasinghe was found guilty and convicted by a 12-member jury on 59 counts of theft by conversion at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

Repeat offender facing charges

Monday March 18, 2019

A man who is charged with three serious offences will appear before a judge at the Cook Islands High Court next week.

In the early seventies, Arorangi Prison inmates began making ukuleles as a way to support their rehabilitation.

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