Celebrating women in politics

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Women putting aside their political differences to come together was the message at a special lunch held at the Cook Islands National Council of Women (CINCW) headquarters in Takuvaine yesterday.

CINews this week begins a series of articles profiling candidates in next month’s general election.

Government has dismissed the Opposition’s comments on the Cook Islands reliance on aid and loan from foreign agencies including China, as simply electioneering.

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe committed to stronger action on climate change and the sustainable management of fisheries resources at the Eight Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 8) in Iwaki-city, Fukishima, Japan on Saturday (CI time).

Puna back home from PALM

Monday May 21, 2018

 Prime minister Henry Puna was expected to arrive back in the country yesterday from the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Fukushima, Japan.

The Cook Islands government’s “chronic over-reliance” on aid from foreign agencies including China is unhealthy, says Opposition deputy leader James Beer.

Prime minister Henry Puna and fellow Pacific Island Forum leaders met with their Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) in Fukushima, Japan yesterday.

There have been concerns raised at the large number of young people who remain unengaged and disinterested in politics.

Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) has hailed the ELECT Cook Islands Youth Parliament, which ended yesterday, a success.

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