Republic of Korea Ambassador to the Cook Islands, Seung-bae Yeo, presented his credentials as ambassador to the Cook Islands at a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday
The facilitators of the three-day induction workshop for the new and returning Members of Parliament (MPs) say they were pleased with the enthusiasm of those who attended.
Prime minister Henry Puna will nominate the Speaker when the first session of the Parliament since the 2018 general election takes place on Wednesday next week from 1pm.
The Cook Islands is advanced in its application of the rights of children including health, education, social policies, water sanitation, “all the things that are important to grow healthy children,” says the newly-appointed UNICEF representative of Pacific Island countries, Sheldon Yett.
Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna and Foreign Affairs minister Marise Payne took to the Yaren international airport tarmac to provide the closing side event of the Nauru Leaders Forum.
The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji and McGill University of Canada, is hosting regional participants to a two-week intensive management course specifically designed for senior secretariat staff of Parliament.
Pacific Forum Leaders have welcomed the increased air surveillance capacity of the new Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Aerial Surveillance Program funded by Australia under the Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP).
The Murienua petition has been decided, with Cook Islands Party candidate Patrick Akaiti Arioka named the elected Member of Parliament for the electorate by the High Court of the Cook Islands.