Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Aussie mission moves fast

Friday July 19, 2019

Australia hopes to set up its High Commission in Rarotonga by the end of this year.

The lowest-paid government workers are those who will benefit from this month’s salary increase, the Prime Minister says.

Court action against chlorine

Friday July 19, 2019

The multimillion dollar project to supply disinfected water to Rarotonga homes has been stalled by a High Court injunction. 

Australia’s foreign affairs minister has arrived in the Cook Islands to negotiate the opening of a High Commission here.

Police and prisons pay rise

Thursday July 18, 2019

435 ‘grassroots’ criminal justice, transport and agriculture workers to get salary increase over next three years. Salaries for the lowest-paid government workers will be raised to $15,000.

Cooks assist in $300m scam case

Wednesday July 17, 2019

The Financial Intelligence Unit, Crown Law Office, and the Cook Islands Police Service helped US investigation into the multi-million dollar fraud case, reports Rashneel Kumar and Melina Etches.

An increase in drug trafficking activities could lead to a rise in money laundering cases in Cook Islands and the Pacific region.

Chlorination is the most appropriate option to disinfect Rarotonga’s drinking water and protect the elderly and vulnerable from lethal illness, says the ministry boss responsible for the drinking water projects.

Cook Islands Touch men’s team will have a limited time to acclimatise to the conditions in Samoa before its opening Pacific Games match on Sunday (CI time).

Crash officers back in the force

Saturday July 13, 2019

Two police officers stood down for their involvement in an accident have been reinstated.

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