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A prelude to self-government

Saturday July 21, 2018

Rarotonga writer and historian Howard Henry today concludes a two-part series on the Cook Islands’ prospects of becoming a member of the United Nations.

Petition brings PM to court

Saturday July 21, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna will take the stand in court on August 13 to give evidence regarding the Rakahanga petition filed by the leader of the Democratic Party Tina Browne.

New Justice minister Rose Brown raised the issue of complaints from the public regarding the high fees charged by the land division of the High Court at a special meeting with the Ministry of Justice staff yesterday.

No change after Mauke recount

Thursday July 19, 2018

There is no change in the result of the Mauke electorate following a recount of votes cast in the June 14 general election.

Count shows more votes than voters

Wednesday July 18, 2018

There appears to have been more votes cast than there were eligible voters in two constituencies in this year’s general election on June 14.

Petitioners allege bribery

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Bribery, undue influence, treating and issues regarding voter qualification feature in allegations made by the four unsuccessful Democratic Party candidates in electoral petitions demanding an inquiry into the conduct of the election and the candidates or other persons.

The abrupt shift of the ability from the Democratic Party to the Cook Islands Party to form the next government has been blamed for the sudden selection of a second deputy Speaker.

Vote recount tomorrow

Tuesday July 17, 2018

The recount of the votes for the Mauke electorate will be conducted by Chief Justice Hugh Williams tomorrow.

Minister Maggie off to Korea

Saturday July 14, 2018

While a smoke signal in yesterday’s CINews might have beaten any official announcement to the punch, CINews can now confirm that cabinet minister George Maggie is currently on a government trip to South Korea, representing the Cook Islands in his capacity as minister of cultural development.

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