Florence Syme-Buchanan

Florence Syme-Buchanan

Alleged firings upset power board

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Three directors on the Aitutaki Power Board Authority are alleged to have been told last week their services were no longer wanted and that they were being fired as board members.

When the Civil Court convened at 11am yesterday in the boardroom of the Public Service Commission, it signified a “great victory” for disabled people in the country, says a businessman too ill to climb the Justice ministry steps.

The much-anticipated McDermott-Matapo report into the October triple shooting tragedy in Vaimaanga has been completed and was expected to be handed to Prime Minister Henry Puna last Thursday.

PM weighs in on pay issue

Monday March 13, 2017

Government heavyweights swung into action yesterday, denying that salary cuts are in the pipeline for Ministry of Justice staff following an evaluation of several positions by the Office of the Public Service Commissioner.

Strike action by Ministry of Justice staff over a salary dispute appears to have been avoided for now after consultation with Justice Minister Nandi Glassie yesterday morning.

The quick thinking of prime minister Henry Puna has largely been credited for saving a Cook Islands diplomatic official from permanent physical injury after the woman collapsed during a meeting in New Zealand.

A national sporting body could find itself facing a costly legal battle to defend a controversial decision it’s made to penalise a top rugby league club.

Sanitation solution is years away

Wednesday March 01, 2017

Completing the final concept design for a sanitation reticulation system that may be installed first at Muri could take up to two years, says Finance minister Mark Brown who is spearheading the multi-million dollar project.

Taio blames debris for reef hit

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Discarded ship ropes and fishing nets floating around the waters of the northern islands are said to causing big problems for inter-island shipping services with three domestic ships crippled in just over 12 months.

Crucial subsidy lies idle

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A $500,000 budget allocation to subsidise domestic shipping during the 2016 financial year is unlikely to be used any time soon, because nothing has been done to determine how the scheme will work.

Page 8 of 38