Economy

Government decided the pearl industry was failing on the basis of a flawed official report, a well-known pearl farmer says.

Reviving the traditional practice will be the key theme in round four of the Cook Islands Tourism run community-based competition on Mauke.

Build more hotels, or ‘struggle’

Thursday October 17, 2019

Business and tourism leaders say the country can’t yet handle as many tourists as bank economists recommend. 

Members are to question the National Superannuation Fund’s negative return at the general meeting this afternoon.

Govt fixes roads for Atiu voters

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Demos say ministers diverted $705,000 to help with a pet project for Te-Hani Brown, as she fought to win a by-election. 

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been named one of the Top 20 in Australia and the South Pacific, in the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.

Buy local, the Super Fund told

Saturday October 12, 2019

The Cook Islands Superannuation Fund should invest in local companies, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank.

Tax cuts on horizon after $55m surplus

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Finance minister promises income tax review – but also answers call for spending on health, education and infrastructure.

Warning: Save money for rainy day

Thursday October 10, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce is warning businesses to start planning and preparing for a recession, that economists say could bite next year.

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