Politics

Only six more sleeps until the nation heads to the polling booths to choose its leaders for the next four years.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: Tourism is increasing, but on Rarotonga in particular, infrastructure is failing to keep up. What would your party do to remedy this situation?

Wait for word on Nicholas

Thursday June 07, 2018

Internal affairs minister and RAPPA MP Albert Nicholas requires a “release” from one more doctor in New Zealand before being allowed to return to Rarotonga, a CINews source claims.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CI News is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today's question: The Ministry for Agriculture says the Cook Islands cannot produce even 20 per cent of the country's domestic needs for fresh produce. What would your party do to stimulate agriculture and lessen the country's reliance on overseas imports?

Fake Facebook accounts for PM, QR

Wednesday June 06, 2018

The public has been asked to watch out for fake Facebook profiles of prominent Cook Islanders doing the rounds on the popular social website.

Early election adds to costs

Wednesday June 06, 2018

The 2018 general election to be held on Thursday next week will cost the taxpayers a total of $300,000.

It will be important for the future of agriculture in the Cook Islands to coordinate the growing of vegetable and fruit produce and encourage large economic holdings in the outer islands.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: The Ministry for Agriculture says the Cook Islands cannot produce even 20 per cent of the country’s domestic needs for fresh produce. What would your party do to stimulate agriculture and lessen the country’s reliance on overseas imports?

The following is the Cook Islands Party’s response to yesterday’s policy question: What are your party’s policies on law and order and what would you do about the problems of low police pay and the apparent increase in the number of violent crimes, such as stabbings, and other crimes, such as burglaries?

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