The reference to “both shipping companies” in a media statement from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management yesterday, confirms the troubled Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL) will not qualify for participation in a pilot subsidy for shipping services to the northern islands.
This month’s Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Hawaii was a life-changing experience for Te Ipukarea Society project officer Liam Kokaua, giving him skills he hopes to use to the benefit of the Cook Islands.
The government of Japan has provided three emergency vehicles for the fire rescue station in Teimurimotia under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
The police crackdown on dog registrations has led to a surge in owners looking to have their pets desexed, and vet clinic Te Are Manu is struggling to keep up with demand.
Lisa Sadaraka, programme leader for the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management at AUT University, will be speaking to Cook Islands industry partners and community members at the Cook Islands Tourism Global Breakfast Update on Thursday.
Cook Islands shipping companies are still waiting to find out if they will receive any of a promised $500,000 subsidy for the industry this year.