New Cabinet minister Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa is eager to get stuck into his new role as the boss of Internal Affairs, the police and the office of Ombudsman.
Men, who make up the majority of Members of Parliament, need a woman to control and guide them through parliamentary proceedings, says prime minister Henry Puna.
The Cook Islands Police Service hopes to take delivery of its new patrol boat in 2022.
Prime minister Henry Puna will nominate the Speaker when the first session of the Parliament since the 2018 general election takes place on Wednesday next week from 1pm.
The Ministry of Culture failed to take advantage of Taio Shipping Services’ final subsidised voyage for the year to the northern islands, opting instead to pay an extra $200,000 for a load of fuel and dangerous goods to be transported on the Cook Islands Towage barge Layar Mas, says company owner Tapi Taio.