Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Govt must invest in shipping

Thursday January 16, 2020

EDITORIAL

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

That famous line is from the movie Jaws – but the passenger shipping challenge facing Cook Islands government is bigger than any shark.

 

EDITORIAL

The vicious rift in the Royal Family may seem a long way away in Britain – but as long as the Queen or her offspring are head of state of Cook Islands, it impacts here.

A bank ATM customer alleged to have stolen an elderly man’s money has been warned to return the cash – or face a police inquiry.

OPINION: The notorious editor of The Sun tabloid newspaper once took a phone call from the UK Prime Minister John Major, who was worried about what criticism he might face over his handling of a financial crisis

Police warn of spam from fake police

Saturday January 11, 2020

Cook Islands Police Service is asking residents to be aware of spam sent to them through Facebook Messenger or other social media, after it emerged scammers were posing as police to get people’s Bluesky PIN numbers.

Volleyball to make history

Friday January 10, 2020

The grizzled old-timer is teamed up with the young whiz kid to carry Cook Islands hopes in a ground-breaking tournament on these shores.

BCI SUMMER IN PARADISE CONTEST: Back at work after three weeks’ holiday, I’m easily distracted, and one thing will do it for sure: photos of my kids enjoying their summer break.

OPINION: I was meeting someone at Rarotonga airport, when I encountered a frustrated American tourist having a bit of a nightmare. Her bank had got the time zones confused (or some such) and hadn’t yet transferred her money orders, so she had no spending cash.

Tajiya Sahay, Miss Cook Islands 2019, today beat more than 100 contestants from around the world to be named in the Top 12 of Miss World 2019.

When one looks at some of the millinery abominations that are worn to Royal weddings and other European and US society nuptials, it’s easy to see why exasperated leaders might have banned headwear from the world’s parliamentary chambers.

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