The continuing partnership between the Chinese city of Zhuhai and a number of Cook Islands government ministries may result in more “high-end” tourists from China visiting our shores, says Culture Secretary Anthony Turua.
The Cook Islands has been rated top in the world for technical compliance, following an Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Mutual Evaluation review.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) team in the Cook Islands has been meeting up with people from the northern group here for Te Maeva Nui celebrations, to consult with them regarding the development of the country programme.
Twelve non-governmental and civil society organisations have been allocated $169,250 from the Social Impact Fund (SIF), to help them carry out projects focused on vulnerable groups within the Cook Islands community, including one in Mitiaro and two in Aitutaki.
The government has to follow an established budget process before giving the green light to infrastructure projects, says the economic policy advisor at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Management (MFEM), Natalie Cooke.
Members of the Cook Islands tourism industry got a timely update on the infrastructure projects being undertaken by the government at the Global Breakfast Update yesterday.