Politics

The Cook Islands has joined a coalition of countries aimed at fighting tax avoidance and easing cross-border tax dispute resolution.

Parliament to overhaul rules

Friday January 11, 2019

Speaker of Parliament Niki Rattle will chair a Standing Orders committee, set up to look into revising the rules regulating parliamentary proceedings.

New parliament clerk named

Thursday January 10, 2019

Tangata Vainerere has been confirmed the new Clerk of Parliament, effective January 4, 2019.

Democratic Party Opposition leader Terepai Maoate says government must proceed with utmost caution, and the strictest due diligence must be conducted on every aspect of the Merchant of Paradise plan for development of the outer islands, before a decision is reached on whether or not it should be presented to the government of China.

DPM’s comments ‘disgraceful’

Thursday January 03, 2019

Deputy prime minister Mark Brown’s criticism of the Court of Appeal’s judgement which made her the new MP for Rakahanga is disgraceful, says Democratic party leader Tina Browne.

The Democratic Party has welcomed the final outcome of the Court of Appeal in the Rakahanga constituency which has given it another seat now that Tina Browne has been declared the rightful winner of the seat in the June 2018 general election.

Browne new Rakahanga MP

Saturday December 29, 2018

The Electoral Office has confirmed Democratic Party leader Tina Browne as the new Member of Parliament (MP) for Rakahanga.

Plan support ‘overwhelming’

Saturday December 22, 2018

Deputy prime minister Mark Brown says consultation meetings have received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback on seabed mineral exploration plans from two of the islands in the northern group.

Prime minister Henry Puna has been given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of the South Pacific.

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