Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Govt against China debt writeoff

Thursday August 23, 2018

The Cook Islands does not agree with Tonga’s call for China to forgive all Pacific debt, says deputy prime minister and finance minister Mark Brown.

Development of agriculture on Mitiaro will be the key focus of its Island Government’s new executive officer Charlie Rani.

Visitors drive up tax revenue

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The government has collected $22 million more tax than predicted for the 2017/18 financial year.

Underspending boosts ‘surplus’

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Government’s spending on capital expenditure was below budget estimate by 64 per cent, according to the recently released June 2018 Quarterly Financial Report.

League squad urged to focus

Monday August 20, 2018

National rugby league head coach Darren Piri and his assistant Bobby Hansen with women’s team coach Tai Ngairi are calling on all players to turn their focus back to the Tri Series after the Constitution celebration break.

Arorangi Cowboys out for maiden win

Saturday August 18, 2018

After a tough start to the 2018 rugby union season, Arorangi Cowboys will finally take on a club in a league of their own when they meet Takuvaine Reds at home today.

The delivery of health services in the Cook Islands has gradually improved over the years, says former health minister Nandi Glassie.

Tupapa Panthers will have a good chance of extending their lead in the Rarotonga club rugby competition when the side hosts Titikaveka Bulls tomorrow at Victoria Park.

An open prayer breakfast will be held tomorrow at the Avarua Gateway AOG Church in Takuvaine to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with the 2018 pilgrimage team.

Health issues up, budget down

Friday August 17, 2018

Despite an increase in complex health issues and challenges, the Cook Islands’ annual spending on health has declined every year for the past six years.

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