Progress towards legislative changes to the Immigration law continues with near-final consultations to be facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI) on proposals for Immigration legislation and regulations over the next month.
The Cook Islands has decided to put its ratification of the regional trade deal known as PACER (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations) Plus on hold.
Despite a $75 million bill that the government is paying for the Te Mato Vai project, financial secretary Garth Henderson says it is still “affordable”.
The problem of engaging with youth to encourage them to take more of an interest in Parliament was addressed at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference last week.
Financial secretary Garth Henderson has confirmed there are ongoing issues concerning the Te Mato Vai (TMV) stage one project, built by a Chinese contractor.