Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

Unakea Kauvai has carried enormous weight on his shoulders, in every role from treasurer of St Joseph's Cathedral Parish to chairman of the Airport Authority – but the greatest weight he carries is in a lesser-known capacity.

Arson accused David Tonorio was playing video games at home on the night of the Friendly Mart fire, he says.

If workers want an increase to the minimum wage, they should be more productive – or face being replaced with technology.

Barge reaches Bahamas

Friday August 02, 2019

The former Cook Islands barge once named Layar Mas is now docket at the Nassau port, in the Bahamas.

Drink-drivers fined

Friday August 02, 2019

A man was lucky to escape injury when he crashed his car on Wednesday – but he wasn’t so lucky as to escape conviction.

Prosecutors called a self-confessed liar back to the stand in the Raro Mart arson trial, to quiz him on unexpected new evidence – the latest surprise in an already twisted courtroom tale.

Minimum wage to $8

Friday August 02, 2019

Low-income workers’ pay was increased to $7.60 last month and now, government has signed off a further increase to $8 an hour next July. 

Who to hate, who to love?

Thursday August 01, 2019

Driven by his family’s concern about political and land matters, a young man was yesterday admitted as a barrister of the High Court of the Cook Islands.

Female offender back behind bars

Thursday August 01, 2019

A month after being released on bail, a young female offender has again been remanded in custody.

A young man says he falsely accused his friend of burning down stores, hoping police would give his mobile phone back.

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