After a successful pilot course delivered last year, the Cook Islands Police Service (CIPS) in association with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be running a youth development course again this month.
Depopulation in outer islands, teenage fertility and an increasing aged population needs to be addressed, says a recent report.
Shipping as an industry may still be in the doldrums, but Maritime Cook Islands has enjoyed a year of measured growth in 2014 to date.
One of the big events already locked in to next year’s busy calendar to celebrate fifty years of self-government, is the annual Development Partners meeting.
Rival suitors India and China step up their courtship of Pacific island nations this week when Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping head to Fiji following the Group of 20 summit in Australia.