Prime Minister Henry Puna has hit back at claims in Wednesday’s CINews that the government is to blame for recent flooding around Rarotonga by saying that “it is unhelpful to waste time pointing fingers”.
General election now two months away – date set for June 14
The leaders of the Opposition have slammed prime minister Henry Puna for calling an early election date late Wednesday evening, calling it “a disrespectful act” and “neglectful of duty and responsibility”.
Finance minister Mark Brown says the cost of last week’s state visit to New Zealand was justified by the benefits it will produce for the Cook Islands people.
Local businessman Sam Crocombe has blamed current and former governments for the flash flooding that affected a number of businesses at the Avatiu roundabout area on Monday night.
Cook Islands investment policies and procedures are being reviewed to ensure that they are conducive to promoting “mutually-advantageous initiatives”, whilst also catering for this country’s cultural and environmental vulnerabilities, says prime minister Henry Puna.
Last week’s state visit by a Cook Islands delegation to New Zealand saw more ideas progress in seven days than the Cook Islands have likely seen over the past four years.