The Budget Support Group (BSG) was established to provide support during the budget process in evaluating ministry and agency submissions and provide recommendations to cabinet.
In a bid to boost its Asian market, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation took part in the China Outbound Travel and Tourism market (COTTM) this week.
With the exception of November, the Cook Islands have experienced strong growth in visitor arrivals since October last year, says the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.
The Cook Islands government is concerned about the impact on national fisheries revenue after United States gave Pacific Island nations notice on its plans to withdraw from the South Pacific Tuna Treaty.
In the deep blue waters of the Cook Islands, fish aggregating devices are necessary to attract skipjack tuna and allow the government to dip into the pot of international fishing gold.
The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is calling on the government to make a decision on the future of controversial Sunday flights to Aitutaki.