PRIME Minister Henry Puna says his leadership is under no threat despite the attempt from the Opposition coalition to overthrow his government earlier this week.
Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters should not have sought legal advice from the government’s Solicitor General because the Crown Law office lacks impartiality, says former Speaker of Parliament Norman George.
Up until Tuesday afternoon, Cook Islanders at home and abroad believed Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters had not reached a decision on the opposition coalition-initiated parliamentary sitting that took place on Monday.
THE RULING Cook Islands Party has acknowledged that although MP Rose Brown crossed the floor to support the opposition coalition this week, she’ll be welcomed back because they need her support.
THE NEUTRALITY of the Clerk of Parliament is likely to be challenged by the opposition coalition following his actions to try and prevent them from having a proper sitting on Monday.
THE QUEEN’S Representative has agreed with the government’s position that parliament was properly adjourned sine die on Friday, effectively quashing intense speculation that the country would be led by a woman prime minister for the first time.
THE COOK ISLANDS Party government has labelled the Opposition coalition’s attempt to overthrow them and elect Rose Toki Brown as the new prime minister of the Cook Islands as illegal and bordering on treason.