Opposition MP Selina Napa is challenging the government to tell the Cook Islands people exactly what law changes are being planned for the current Seabed Mining Act.
Corrective Services minister George Maggie has apologised to the parent of a stabbing victim after he was accused of taking an inmate who is serving time for the crime, from the prison to meet his girlfriend.
“The majority of the Cook Islands community” has shown positive support for steady progress towards the proposed first steps for more exploration and research of the country’s precious deep seabed environment and abundant manganese nodule resource, says deputy prime minister and Minerals and Natural Resources minister, Mark Brown.
The by-election in Ivirua, Mangaia, brought about by the recent death of Demo MP Tony Armstrong, will be held on Monday, January 21 next year.
Government wants the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to replace about a third of the of the pipeline work they laid around the island in stage one of the Te Mato Vai (TMV) project.
Cook Islands United Party (CIUP) interim president Nandi Glassie says the party will provide a breath of fresh air to the people of the Cook Islands for strong, honest, and open leadership.
Democratic opposition leader Terepai Maoate is urging the Speaker of the House to confirm and publicly announce a date for the Ivirua constituency by-election.
The United Nations (UN) remains committed to support the Cook Islands even after the country graduates to developed status (or high income) in the coming year.