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A visitor to Rarotonga charged with common assault was received a $350 fine when he appeared before Justice of Peace John Whitta at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.
There will be more police checkpoints around the island this week as the Cook Islands Police Service beefs up security in a bid to prevent further accidents on Rarotonga roads.
As Christmas Day got underway on Tuesday, police dealt with several minor traffic violations and drivers “pushing the limit” with alcohol consumption.
The Cook Islands Police Service is home to some of the finest men and women, who have always carried the responsibility for the safety and security of our people, says Police Commissioner Maara Tetava.
Many of the recommendations made by the McDermott and Matapo report into the Cook Islands prison service will require investment by government.