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.
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.
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.
In an effort to promote community engagement with plans to develop the seabed minerals sector, government has released a draft of the new Cook Islands Seabed Minerals (SBM) Bill.
Agnes Armstrong, the wife of former Ivirua MP, the late Tony Armstrong, is one of the four candidates contesting the Ivirua by-election on Mangaia next month.
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