Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

A young man accused of firebombing a controversial building site has denied responsibility because of his mental health.

Germany plans to charter flight

Saturday March 28, 2020

Germany’s Honorary Consul is in talks with 58 German nationals in Rarotonga, as their government plans a charter flight to get them home.

Expats welcomed into home

Saturday March 28, 2020

Deon Rossouw and his family of four have welcomed an expat worker’s family into the comfort of their home.

Court open for arrests

Thursday March 26, 2020

Today’s criminal court proceedings will continue under tight Covid-19 protocols, says Secretary for Justice Tamatoa Jonassen.

Rent struggles pose crowding risk

Thursday March 26, 2020

Concerns about paying the rent are starting to sink in for workers whose jobs or hours are being cut.

Little blessings in trying times

Thursday March 26, 2020

What does it mean to be born into these strange times of the Covid-10 pandemic and looming lockdown?

Taking refuge on their home island

Wednesday March 25, 2020

John Akava, 77 and his wife Teakauroa, 78 have moved to their home island of Atiu to seek refuge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drivers continue to flout rules

Wednesday March 25, 2020

The court is heaving with drivers who continue to push the limits of police.

Foreigners who have been residing in the Cook Islands and are not on any legal work permit will be part of the registration process to benefit from the unemployment funding.

As the last tourists and volunteers fly out of Rarotonga, one departing Global Volunteer tells how paradise is watching the sunset and listening to the waves. Paradise is Cook Islands. 

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