Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe committed to stronger action on climate change and the sustainable management of fisheries resources at the Eight Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 8) in Iwaki-city, Fukishima, Japan on Saturday (CI time).

Puna back home from PALM

Monday May 21, 2018

 Prime minister Henry Puna was expected to arrive back in the country yesterday from the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Fukushima, Japan.

The Cook Islands government’s “chronic over-reliance” on aid from foreign agencies including China is unhealthy, says Opposition deputy leader James Beer.

Prime minister Henry Puna and fellow Pacific Island Forum leaders met with their Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) in Fukushima, Japan yesterday.

There have been concerns raised at the large number of young people who remain unengaged and disinterested in politics.

Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) has hailed the ELECT Cook Islands Youth Parliament, which ended yesterday, a success.

MP representation is costly

Thursday May 17, 2018

Three MPs who will be voted into parliament in the upcoming General Election will represent constituencies with fewer than 100 voters each.

Youths from the southern group islands as well as northern group islands representatives residing in Rarotonga have gathered for the Cook Islands Youth Parliament which started yesterday at Sinai Hall.

If it is returned to government in the June 14 election, the Cook Islands Party will look into “the unexplored frontier” of paid work being a right for women who currently do countless hours of unpaid work looking after children, those with special needs, and the elderly.

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