The Cook Islands does not agree with Tonga’s call for China to forgive all Pacific debt, says deputy prime minister and finance minister Mark Brown.
Government’s spending on capital expenditure was below budget estimate by 64 per cent, according to the recently released June 2018 Quarterly Financial Report.
A massive surplus of about $36.7 million was recorded in the net operating balance of the general government sector for the 12 months ending June, 2018.
Tamaiva Tuavera was yesterday a relieved man after a petition involving the Ngatangiia seat, which he won in the June 14 election, was dismissed by Chief Justice Hugh Williams.
Cook Islands Party’s Albert Nicholas and Tamaiva Tuavera of Democratic Party have retained their Avatiu-Ruatonga and Ngatangiia seats respectively, after the High Court yesterday dismissed the petitions filed for those seats.
The former Cook Islands high commissioner to New Zealand, Tekaotiki (Tiki) Matapo, has been appointed the new president of the Cook Islands Party (CIP).
Caretaker PM Henry Puna has admitted people might have thought that there would be a public holiday on Friday, June 15, on Rakahanga based on what he said during a Cook Islands Party (CIP) meeting on the island on June 12.
A number of witnesses took the stand in High Court yesterday to give evidence regarding the Rakahanga electoral petition filed by Democratic Party leader Tina Browne following the May 14 general election.