Economy

Rarotonga received an influx of tourists from the luxury cruise ship MA Amsterdam yesterday.

New hope for telecoms competition

Saturday October 31, 2015

Cook Islanders could have another mobile phone company to choose from if the government heeds the Asian Development Bank’s advice that it should promote competition in local telecommunications.

Purse seining deal worth $9.6 million

Thursday October 29, 2015

International media have reported that the Cook Islands government has signed a $9.6 million commitment to allow four Spanish purse seiners to fish in Cook Islands waters over the next four years.

Private sector airs concerns

Thursday October 29, 2015

Members of the private sector had their voices heard by Pacific Islands Forum Economic and Trade Ministers in a special workshop yesterday.

Good progress already

Thursday October 29, 2015

An Asian Development Bank report on the Cook Islands’ private sector including 39 recommendations for improvement was released today.

Jetstar arrival ‘not unexpected’

Thursday October 22, 2015

The announcement of a third international airline service on Rarotonga has not fazed Air New Zealand, with a spokesman saying the move was not unexpected.

Fund investment again a hot topic

Thursday October 22, 2015

How members’ funds are invested was once again a hot topic at the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund (CINSF) members’ general meeting on Tuesday afternoon at Sinai Hall.

Amex keeps local customers in the dark

Wednesday October 21, 2015

Three months after American Express services were terminated here, the credit card giant has yet to clarify if and when its services will return to the Cook Islands.

MFEM clarifies cost of auditorium work

Wednesday October 21, 2015

Controversy that has arisen since the publication of the Preliminary Outcome has prompted the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management to explain costs associated with the improvements at the National Auditorium incurred in 2014/15.

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