Politics

PM called to stand down Heather

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna is being asked by the opposition to exercise caution and stand down a cabinet minister while he is being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Unit.

All ministers home this week

Monday February 08, 2016

Everyone is back on the rock this week.

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) says the decision by the US to withdraw from the 30-year Tuna Treaty with Pacific Island countries will not take effect until January next year.

All sectors of society need to take responsibility for corrupt practices hampering the future of the Cook Islands.

MPs aim to combat corruption

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Combating corruption is the focus at parliament this week with a special United Nations workshop being held to address the contentious issue.

The opposition Democratic Party on Monday filed an application for a writ of mandamus with the High Court of the Cook Islands, seeking to compel the Government to release information related to unauthorised expenditure.

Ever since I was a wee toddler, I was well versed in one thing and that is I am just as important as the next person.

Former Democratic Party leader and CI News columnist Wilkie Rasmussen says 2015 was an “eye-opener” for him.

Politicians who continue to pay lip service to the community-wide initiative to make motorcycle helmets compulsory by law probably haven’t even bothered to read the 2015 Strategic Road Safety Plan, says Road Safety Council chairman Brent Fisher.

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