Politics

Ex-MPs unhappy with treatment

Sunday October 21, 2018

The new Association of Retired MPs (RMP) is unhappy at the way in which former MPs and a former Queen’s Representative were treated at the opening of parliament at the National Auditorium last month.

The parents of children who qualify for the increase in the age of child-benefit scheme will need to apply in order to benefit from the initiative.

Cooks host parliamentary conference

Thursday October 18, 2018

Cook Islands will host the 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australia and Pacific Regional Conference 2018, starting on Monday next week.

Glassie warns of looming crisis

Wednesday October 17, 2018

A former government minister is warning the Cook Islands faces a similar situation to the 1996 economic crisis that almost left the country bankrupt.

Prime minister Henry Puna has challenged participants in the 37th Annual Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network (PILON) meeting to consider how the Pacific countries might address their survival of the effects of climate change at an international judicial level.

PSC silent on Ponia issue

Thursday October 11, 2018

The Public Service Commission (PSC) remains tight-lipped about the outcome of an investigation into senior public service staff Ben Ponia, who was appointed Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week.

PM’s $20,700 jet flight

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna and a government delegation took a $20,700 flight to Manihiki yesterday morning to attend the official opening of the island’s new airport terminal.

Elikana heads new public accounts body

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Government MP Tingika Elikana will chair the new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that was established by Parliament late last month.

The Public Service Commissioner is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Ponia as the new Chief of Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister.  

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