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Crime

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.

The safety response capacity of the Cook Islands Police Service just got stronger thanks to a consignment of Heart Start machines donated by the Australian Federal Police.

Verdict for ex-teacher on Monday

Saturday March 16, 2019

A verdict on the matter of a former school teacher who is facing 59 charges of theft by conversion will be passed at the Cook Islands High Court on Monday.

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