Rarotonga-based Jasons Travel Media (Jasons) continues to extend its footprint in the Pacific after launching the first Jasons’ American Samoa visitor map which will be available in market from this month.

Haunted by ghosts of lost opportunity

Tuesday February 06, 2018

What is there to fear in an abandoned building? What ghosts haunt the empty rooms of a luxury resort complex fallen into ruin?

USP finances prompt verbal stoush

Tuesday February 06, 2018

The 50th anniversary of the University of the South Pacific on Wednesday night saw finance minister Mark Brown and USP campus director Rod Dixon disagree about how much money is actually available to the university from the government.

Govt gives $255,000 to rebuild vaka

Saturday February 03, 2018

The government is handing more than a quarter of a million dollars over to the Cook Islands Voyaging Society to help rebuild the damaged vaka Marumaru Atua.

EHF fury over ‘conspiracy’

Saturday February 03, 2018

A month after the Esther Honey Foundation closed down on Rarotonga, the animal welfare charity has broken its silence to claim it was the victim of a high-level “conspiracy”, involving government, other bodies and former volunteers, to remove it from the island.

The One China Policy (OCP) aid platform is the Cook Islands’ stairway to “developed” and “aid-free” status, says developer Tim Tepaki.

A former police sergeant in New Zealand has created a new app to help migrating Pacific Island families – including those from the Cook Islands – better deal with the realities of New Zealand life when they get there.

In the wake of a tragic shooting incident on Rarotonga two years ago which left three people dead, the health ministry is to hire a clinical psychologist to assess the mental health of prisoners at Arorangi Prison.

Govt wipes out $18m in tax

Monday February 05, 2018

The government has decided to wipe out $18 million as part of a new initiative in their tax amnesty scheme.

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