The capture by ISIS of Cook Islands-born Red Cross nurse Louisa Akavi has shocked and upset the Cook Islands community, here and in New Zealand.
The high level of immunisation in Cook Islands is likely to have prevented an outbreak of measles, which is plaguing New Zealand at the moment.
Opposition Democratic Party leader Tina Browne says the government deliberately rushed through the Parliamentary sitting to sabotage an Opposition move to put through an important motion on Thursday.
Clerk of Parliament Tangata Vainerere says Albert Nicholas is free to carry on as an MP as he has not been convicted of any crime.
Deputy prime minister Mark Brown says he believes the remuneration of the Members of Parliaments (MPs) needs to be upgraded.