Politics

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: Allegations of corruption, and particularly conflicts of interest among Cabinet Ministers and MPs are regular sources of complaints to CINews from members of the public. What is your party’s policy on both of these issues?

The Merchant of Paradise (MOP) plan for development of the outer islands is a commercial sector development with commercial criteria and security and should not be confused with public sector aid developments where taxpayer guarantees apply, says developer Tim Tepaki.

Finance minister Mark Brown says the opportunity for governments in the Pacific to co-invest with the superannuation funds in the region on investable infrastructure projects is an exciting one.

Aid partners have become an essential part of the Cook Islands development, and a well-developed aid/investment strategy is an essential part of how the country will be governed in the future, says the independent candidate for Tupapa Maraerenga, Teresa Manarangi-Trott.

Here is the next topic we posed to the political parties ahead of next month's general election.

From now until the general election, CI News will be submitting questions to the three major political parties regarding their policies on various issues. Readers with questions they would like us to ask, should email them to the editor of CI News: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From now until the general election, CINews will be submitting questions to the three major political parties regarding their policies on various issues. Readers with questions they would like to ask should email them to the editor of CINews: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Health minister Nandi Glassie is attending the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week in his capacity as First Vice-President.

One Cook Islands leader Teina Bishop says his party fully supports the tabling of the Constitution Amendment (No 29) Bill 2014.

Parties state position on aid

Saturday May 26, 2018

From now until the general election, CINews will be submitting questions to the three major political parties regarding their policies on various issues. Readers with questions they would like to ask should email them to the editor of CINews: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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