Economy

Survey for economic response

Wednesday May 06, 2020

Private Sector Taskforce chair Fletcher Melvin is encouraging the Cook Islands business community to have a say and complete a new survey.

Cook Islands is looking forward to hosting Kiwis and Aussies in the not too distant future.

There is growing unhappiness at the Workers Association’s failure to support people in crisis.

Olomana off route

Saturday May 02, 2020

A significant downturn in freight volumes to the Pacific will not affect the shipment of goods to the Cook Islands, shipping agents say.

There will be no punitive approach for companies belatedly seeking help, after previously failing to pay super contributions. 

Fresh warnings have been issued to employers and employees who continue to abuse the wage subsidy paid by the government.

Voices across Pacific propose cross-border bubbles to enable resumption of tourism.

Government is promising a bigger stimulus in the next stage of the Covid-19 economic recovery plan. Finance Minister Mark Brown said he would double that to about $76 million when Parliament meets in June.

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

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