The Cook Islands’ Police Service’s Christmas road safety campaign starts this Monday December 18 with extra police patrols checking for vehicle safety, licences, registrations and watching for excess alcohol and speed.
The Ministry of Health recorded 302 new cases of people diagnosed with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Cook Islands from July to September this year.
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $15 million loan for an internet submarine cable project to connect Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.
Despite the high number of motor vehicle crashes this year, the Cook Islands Police Service says there is evidence younger drivers may be becoming more responsible, and taking note of warnings about drink driving.
There was a good turnout for the launch of the book, Peace Bird by the late Eleitino Paddy Walker, at the Beachcomber Pearl Market on Thursday night.
Despite the rain, the annual Christmas in the Market on Wednesday was a success, says the Rotaract Rarotonga president Harriet Tuara-Strickland.
A climate change veteran has returned to the Cook Islands and is tasked with trying to slow down the greatest existential threat known to humanity.