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Govt committed to economic growth

Monday January 22, 2018

FINANCE minister Mark Brown says the government is committed to continuing to support economic growth and ensuring long-term, sustainable economic and social development for the people of the Cook Islands.

Fee rise passed in 2016

Monday January 22, 2018

THE justice ministry says the hike in fees for land matters which was questioned by some Cook Islanders on social media site was approved back on August 29, 2016.

Some Rarotonga tourism operators suffered a loss of business after efforts to get passengers onshore from the cruise ship Viking Sun proved futile yesterday.

A New Zealand architect who attended high school in Rarotonga has returned to work on local projects, and says he hopes to find opportunities to use modern pre-fabricated and modular construction technologies to efficiently produce buildings appropriate for the Cook Islands.

Pacific responds to Bali disaster

Friday January 19, 2018

Among the many humanitarian volunteers responding to the Bali volcano Mount Agung disaster is Cook Islands Red Cross Society’s disaster management coordinator Mata Hetland.

Paulina Pierre stands at the Punanga Nui market on Saturday mornings selling an unusual drink.

Spanish company Amper SA eLandia International, Inc and AST Telecom (doing business as Bluesky Communications), have announced the resolution of a lawsuit brought by Bluesky’s former president and chief executive Adolfo Montenegro, which had been pending in the High Court of American Samoa.

Infrastructure lets tourism down

Friday January 19, 2018

The standard of Cook Islands infrastructure is not up to the task of handling a significantly higher number of visitors to the country, a government report says.

Rarotonga is expected to welcome today one of the biggest cruise ships to visit the country this year.

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