Dr Joe Williams passes on

Friday September 04, 2020 Written by Published in Local
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Former Cook Islands prime minister Dr Joe Williams passed away last night after a battle with coronavirus.

He was 82.

Dr Williams, a distinguished medical practitioner in Auckland, was admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 on August 13.

His medical practice was near the Americold cold store at the centre of the new community-transmission virus cluster in New Zealand.

Dr Williams served briefly as prime minister in 1999.

Cook Islands News extends deepest condolences to Dr Williams’ family at this sad time.

*More in tomorrow’s edition.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Maria Mahmood Friday, 04 September 2020 18:01 posted by Maria Mahmood

    Our deepest sympathy to the family both side na te Atua e akapumaana mai to tatou tumatetenga I teia ra te akaroa akamaroiroi e nga kopu tangata e noo mai ara I Akarana e Kuki Airani katoatoa noou te tumatetenga no tatou katoatoa te tumatetenga aere ra e papa Dr Jones Williams may your soul Rest In Peaceful

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