A recent High Court case which saw a young man discharged without conviction on a charge of common assault is being reviewed by Police Commissioner Maara Tetava.
A number of chiefs say they want to remind Pa Ariki the title she holds is not a God-given right and can be removed by the nobles who approved her assuming the paramount title and being invested with it.
While defending BTIB chief executive Teariki Vakalalabure, Business Trade and Investment Board directors have refused to address the issue of a foreigner without a work permit who was allegedly awarded a lucrative IT agency contract, contravening its own investment code.
The House of Ariki has taken it upon itself to make a critical change to the country’s national anthem, a spokesman saying paramount chiefs made a request to government to consider the change two years ago.
The Cook Islands government has confirmed that it was aware of its constitutional obligation to send a full tripartite delegation to an International Labour Organisation conference.
After just two years’ membership of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Cook Islands government is in hot water: The governing body is not impressed as the country did not meet its full obligations as a member of the United Nations agency.