THE COOK ISLANDS Party government has labelled the Opposition coalition’s attempt to overthrow them and elect Rose Toki Brown as the new prime minister of the Cook Islands as illegal and bordering on treason.
The CHAIRMAN of the select committee set up to look at grievances regarding the Te Mato Vai (TMV) project is hoping to submit a complete report on its findings to parliament in August.
GOVERNMENT managed to push their way through to get the Appropriation Bill 2016 and the Transport Amendment Bill passed before the Parliament was adjourned to a later date yesterday.
If all goes according to plan, the Transport Amendment Bill, which will make it compulsory for motorcyclists aged 16 to 25 years to wear a helmet, will be passed today.
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.