The announcement that some government departments will benefit from the massive tax write-off reminds former Finance minister Wilkie Rasmussen of the political misdeeds in the early 1990s.
The Opposition Office is getting a makeover in anticipation of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s Pacific Mission arrival to Rarotonga on March 6.
The United Nations (UN) issue will not be raised by the Cook Islands government and the Opposition during the Pacific Mission visit to the country next month.
Parliament sat late last night with the goal to pass the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, as yesterday’s sitting was the last for the opening Parliamentary session of the year.
Informal agreements and goodwill among the Members of Parliament (MPs) is important and essential to supplement Standing Orders and the formal processes of Parliament, says Prime Minister Henry Puna.