Finance minister Mark Brown called the controversial tax amnesty proposed by government ‘bold decision making to reduce tax’ during his ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday.
It is hoped a special meeting of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce with finance minister Mark Brown last week will be the start of “more regular and open dialogue with the minister” says chamber president Stephen Lyon.
Prime Minister Henry Puna told the Opposition not to bother about things “you can’t control” after question about the rumoured snap elections this May was raised in Parliament yesterday.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern will be paying an official visit to the Cook Islands from March 6 to 8, PM Henry Puna confirmed yesterday
New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Peter Marshall challenged local Members of Parliament (MPs) to be on top of their game when it comes to scrutinising bills and attending select committee hearings.