Ministers stay on the Rock

Monday September 19, 2016 Written by Published in Politics

ALL CABINET ministers are expected to remain in Rarotonga this week.

 

The ministers and the other Members of Parliament from the government side took part in the second parliament sitting of the year last week.

The session which ran for two half days, had only the government MPs in attendance.

The opposition coalition boycotted the session, alleging it was illegal.

A number of bills – Employment Relations Amendment Bill, Juries Amendment Bill, Customs Revenue and Border Protection Amendment Bill, Public Service Amendment Bill, Statistic Bill, Currency Declaration Bill and Welfare Amendment Bill, were put before the parliament.

The purse seining report prepared by the special select committee was also tabled by committee chairman and Finance minister Mark Brown.

Prime Minister Henry Puna was the last cabinet minister to travel overseas before last week’s parliament sitting.

He was in Federated States of Micronesia to attend the Pacific Islands Leaders Forum and other related meetings.

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