ALL six Cabinet ministers will be in Rarotonga this week for the second session of Parliament, which is set to begin about one o’clock this afternoon.
CROWN Law has taken over a court matter from the police prosecution for an assault case that has dragged on since October. Seremai Labaibure appeared in Cook Islands High Court on September 8 before Justice of Peace Carmen Temata on a charge of assault of a female. Defence counsel Mark Short said the police asked the Crown to review the case and he was informed by Crown lawyer Alison Mills that they will get a response shortly.
THE 47TH Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting ended in the Federated States of Micronesia on Sunday with the 28th Post Forum Dialogue Partners consultations.
OPPOSITION coalition members defended their decision to boycott Parliament yesterday, admitting their action was unusual, “but entirely appropriate”.
RUMOURS that the Opposition coalition will boycott the start of the second Parliamentary session of the year next week has been put to rest by Democratic Party leader William ‘Smiley’ Heather.