Finance minister Mark Brown says the government retains its 40 per cent share in Bluesky Cook Islands. This despite the majority share of the parent company being sold to Fiji-based Amalgamated Telecommunication Holdings (ATH). Titikaveka MP Selina Napa in Parliament on Monday asked Brown whether the final payment by ATH was made and whether the government had sold its share. Brown said he understands the final payment had been completed.
Mangaia MP Tetangi Matapo asked government when it will deliver the promised school bus to the island. Matapo said they were still waiting for the bus which was promised to them for well over a year. Finance minister Mark Brown replied the bus will be on the island by the end of the year. Ngatangiia MP Tamaiva Tuavera then criticised government of making a mockery of the situation. PM Henry Puna replied the Cabinet had already passed the proposal and asked the MP to follow it up with the concerned ministry.