Economy

With the screech of a siren, the newest addition to Rarotonga’s ambulance fleet was welcomed into the family yesterday.

Some government agencies will have to tighten their belts in order to pay for $76 million in Covid-19 economic stimulus and health responses.

Complaints of resorts using workers as free labour prompts warning of enforcement action if anyone rips off wage subsidy.

Ports follow Covid-19 boundaries

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Local workers dealing with the incoming cargo vessels are in zero physical contact with the visiting crew, confirmed the Ministry of Transport.

Cook Islands business owners are facing the reality that they may not survive the financial fallout caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Bars ready to go back to business

Saturday April 18, 2020

With government relaxing some restrictions due to zero coronavirus cases, local nightclub and bars hope to return to business soon.

Plans to halve pay at airport

Friday April 17, 2020

The government’s airport workers face a massive pay cut.

Families are building blocks of recovery, but they’re ‘not how they used to be’.

Government has a maximum additional headroom of about $65 million of debt, prompting warning. 

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