The coronavirus will make it harder than ever for Cook Islands businesses to get insurance cover.

Prices soar on airfreight

Wednesday July 01, 2020

Household consumers are paying the prices for dramatically increased charges on airfreighted food and other goods. 

Domestic ship owners will not to pay any registration fee for this year and 2021.

Calls to support growers with controls on imported fruit and veges, as Cook Islands Tourism funding is cut. 

It will take about three years for the Cook Islands economy to return to pre-Covid-19 levels, government economists predict.

Public servants are ‘spreading the love’ around the resort island’s restaurants and tours.

Turning on the taps

Thursday June 25, 2020

Authorities acknowledge they need to be as transparent as the water they plan to pipe into people’s homes in Rarotonga.

A grant of approximately $1.3m intended to assist the country for Covid-19 preparedness and the procurement of medical equipment for Rarotonga Hospital has been provided by the Embassy of Japan.

‘There’s no Plan B’

Monday June 22, 2020

Business leaders are concerned there’s no wage subsidy budgeted beyond September – all hopes are pinned on the return of Kiwi tourists. 

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