Economy

Mentors concept gains momentum

Monday September 07, 2015

The business mentors concept continues to gain momentum with the organisers, Chamber of Commerce, hoping to develop more local entrepreneurs through the programme in the near future.

Fuel price could drop by November

Wednesday September 02, 2015

Locals could be paying less at the petrol pump in the not-too-distant future thanks to a recent drop in global fuel prices.

Report looks at new cable

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Finance Minister Mark Brown has released a report on the possibility of a new telecommunications cable between Rarotonga and French Polynesia.

Concerns delay new LPG prices

Saturday July 25, 2015

New LPG prices are expected to now come into effect on September 15, after some companies became concerned at their ability to operate under reduced prices announced by the Price Tribunal last week.

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation says it has recorded a rise of one per cent in the number of tourist arrivals in the country in the past six months.

The newest bank in town, the Bank of the South Pacific (BSP), is determined to bring a new level of understanding and service to its customers in the Cook Islands.

Tax blacklisting criticised

Tuesday June 30, 2015

THE blacklisting of the Cook Islands by the European Union’s executive commission as one of the world’s tax havens has been criticised by an Australia-based academic.

Employers and workers are reminded that the minimum wage rate of pay will increase to $6.25 per hour from 1 July 2015, a rise from the current minimum wage rate of $6 per hour, in accordance with the Employment Relations (Minimum rate of pay) Regulations 2015. 

Super fund seeks change

Wednesday June 24, 2015

THE COOK Islands National Superannuation Fund (CINSF) is working on amending a regulation regarding withdrawal from the Fund by contract workers.

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