Despite opposition’s disapproval of the Appropriation Bill 2016, Finance minister Mark Brown is adamant the bill will sail unscathed through parliament, which ends today.

OPPOSITION LEADER Teina Bishop has taken some of the gloss off the financial statement presented by the Minister of Finance Mark Brown in which he bragged about the country’s continued growth under the Cook Islands Party government.

GOVERNMENT has cut the opening Parliament sitting of the year short, citing official overseas engagements for some of its ministers.

PM to launch landmark plan

Wednesday June 15, 2016

PRIME MINISTER Henry Puna and Finance minister Mark Brown will launch the new National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) 2016-2020 at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday morning.

GOVERNMENT has made provisions in its 2016/17 budget appropriation to integrate the local digital payment system with that of New Zealand.

The Appropriation Bill 2016 hit another rough patch yesterday after the opposition brushed aside Government’s disapproval on their stance to oppose the second reading of the bill, which contains the proposed 2016/17 budget.

THE COOK ISLANDS government recognises the need for an improved infrastructure to meet the demands of the blossoming tourism industry, says Minister of Finance Mark Brown.

THE OPPOSITION is opposing the second reading of the Appropriation Bill 2016 which was presented to Parliament by Minister of Finance Mark Brown last week.

Parliament main focus

Monday June 13, 2016

With the opening parliament sitting of the year kicking off last week, things are expected to get intense with debates centered on key issues of na-tional interest this week.

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