Politics

One Cook Islands leader Teina Bishop says his party fully supports the tabling of the Constitution Amendment (No 29) Bill 2014.

Parties state position on aid

Saturday May 26, 2018

From now until the general election, CINews will be submitting questions to the three major political parties regarding their policies on various issues. Readers with questions they would like to ask should email them to the editor of CINews: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Democratic Party has raised suspicions over the timing of a media statement from Commissioner of Police Maara Tetava regarding a 2014 road accident in which prime minister Henry Puna was involved.

From now until the general election, CINews will submit questions to the political parties regarding their policies on various issues.

Political candidate profiles

Friday May 25, 2018

Here is the next in our series of profiling candidates in next month's general election.

Rarotonga resident John Scott appears to be trying to create an image of public financial mismanagement by the government as a political topic to suit his political agenda, says finance minister Mark Brown.

Genuine political reform and not political reform by expedience is the commitment of the Democratic Party to the public for a better, equitable and more cost effective government, the party says.

Cook Islands Party (CIP) policy director Vaine Wichman says the party’s position on political reform is clear and that a 1998 report on political reform and subsequent reports are “very outdated”.

A range of issues were discussed at the 28th Meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture and the Pacific Ministers for Culture held last week in Fiji.

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