It’s been possibly one of the worst-kept secrets on Rarotonga, but now it’s official: Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters is about to become a Knight of the British Empire.
Speaker of the Parliament Nikki Rattle reiterated her desire to increase the number of women in the local Parliament, at the opening of the 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australia and Pacific Regional Conference 2018 yesterday.
The Cook Islands can now access climate related finance of up to about $76.3 million (US$50 million) per project directly from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Cultural Development minister George Maggie is part of a Cook Islands delegation visiting Perth, Australia, for the 10th Te Maeva Nui celebration this weekend.
The new Association of Retired MPs (RMP) wants to establish an honour’s list of all past members from the former Executive Council, the Legislative Assembly and parliament.
The new Association of Retired MPs (RMP) is unhappy at the way in which former MPs and a former Queen’s Representative were treated at the opening of parliament at the National Auditorium last month.
The parents of children who qualify for the increase in the age of child-benefit scheme will need to apply in order to benefit from the initiative.
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.