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An important component of the 2019/20 Cook Islands Government Budget process has been the establishment of the Budget Support Group (BSG) which commenced its role in February.
Finance minister Mark Brown says the surplus government is making on a quarterly and annual basis is used for strengthening the financial resilience of the country.
The government is proposing topping up the current 2018/19 Budget by $5.3 million in an Appropriation Amendment Bill that was tabled by finance minister Mark Brown in Parliament on Monday.
With a reignited desire to help his community and people, Albert Nicholas took the oath of allegiance in Parliament yesterday, pledging to bring more good changes in his second term as Avatiu-Ruatonga-Palmerston MP.
Questions are being raised whether the legal representation of a political aspirant in the High Court by the associate minister of Justice is a conflict of interest and breach of ethics.