Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Government approved additional expenditure of $2.1 million from July to December last year.

Chinese government is committing close to $10 million towards a project which will oversee the refurbishment of the Ministry of Justice, the police headquarters and the sports arena buildings.

Total revenue collection for the quarter ending September 2017/18 was slightly lower than the Budget estimate but this should not affect projected revenue collection for this financial year, says Finance minister Mark Brown.

The Cook Islands Touch 2018 season gets underway next week with muster competitions to help clubs prepare well before the season gets underway later this month.

All eyes on Commonwealth Games

Monday January 15, 2018

It all started as a New Year’s resolution some years ago when Philippa Woonton made up her mind to whip herself back in shape.

Finance minister Mark Brown says the former “colonial masters of the Pacific” have to do a little bit more if they want to maintain their presence amid growing concern about China’s influence in the region.

Graduation looks less likely

Friday January 12, 2018

There is a possibility that the Cook Islands will not graduate to developed status as earlier announced.

Tennis Cook Islands got off to a perfect start to their 2018 season with youngster Jesse “Bumble” Toa achieving a Pacific first in an event in Melbourne, Australia this week.

Big year ahead for cruise market

Thursday January 11, 2018

Fourteen different cruise ships are scheduled to make 24 separate voyages to the Cook Islands this year.

Eye on foreign investment

Thursday January 11, 2018

A study of foreign investment in the Cook Islands is set to take place this year to assist the government in determining areas that require further investment to drive the country’s economic growth.

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