After 10 years of planning the Ministry of Agriculture has finally opened its very own first pathology laboratory, an essential biosecurity service to allow the Cooks to export produce to New Zealand and further afield.
A fault at Bluesky Cook Islands’ Aroa station caused the total blackout of internet, mobile and other telecommunication services through to early yesterday.
Avaroa Cable Ltd has announced the signing of a $1.2m supply contract with Australia’s Data Exchange Network to provide the Cook Islands with two state-of-the-art cable landing stations for the Manatua Cable.
The major shareholder of Bluesky Cook Islands believes the company will maintain its dominance despite government’s plan to end the monopoly on the market.
The local telecommunications company is promising better internet service for its customers after adding more capacity to its system.
Design flaws mean the plan to connect the Manatua cable through Samoa, using the Samoan-owned Tui Cable and Fiji, and then onto the Southern Cross cable will provide bandwidth to the Cook Islands at around $161 a month per Mbs for a 1Gbps lease for three years.