Cook Islands will host the 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australia and Pacific Regional Conference 2018, starting on Monday next week.
A former government minister is warning the Cook Islands faces a similar situation to the 1996 economic crisis that almost left the country bankrupt.
Prime minister Henry Puna has challenged participants in the 37th Annual Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network (PILON) meeting to consider how the Pacific countries might address their survival of the effects of climate change at an international judicial level.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) remains tight-lipped about the outcome of an investigation into senior public service staff Ben Ponia, who was appointed Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week.
Prime minister Henry Puna and a government delegation took a $20,700 flight to Manihiki yesterday morning to attend the official opening of the island’s new airport terminal.
The Public Service Commissioner is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Ponia as the new Chief of Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Cook Islands Solicitor-General, David James, has praised the recent conference on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Political Parties in Vanuatu as a “particularly stimulating and productive conference”.