Week six of the Solid Waste Management committee has brought disappointing results, with a WATSAN spokesperson commenting that long weekends seem to bring out the worst in people.
Director of Biosecurity Service Ngatoko Ta Ngatoko represented the Cook Islands and the South West Pacific countries at the second Implementation and Capacity (IC) Development Committee meeting in Italy late last month.
The team from Te Ipukarea Society has recently reported in by satellite phone from Suwarrow, where they are hard at work in a very labour-intensive exercise to eradicate the island’s rats once and for all.
Fisheries officers from the Ministry of Marine Resources are investigating serious alleged breaches of the Marine Resources Act by a Cook Islands-flagged vessel fishing in the deep-sea area of the Indian Ocean.
The National Environment Service (NES) and their environment partners are marking this week’s worldwide National Environment Week, which incorporates World Environment Day on June 5 and World Oceans Day on June 8, with an Environment Expo to be held at Maire Nui Park.
The Cook Islands Ports Authority has confirmed John Jessie as the new harbour master, replacing Saungaki Rasmussen, who resigned in April this year.