Politics

Another day of ‘no-show’

Wednesday September 14, 2016

IT WAS another day of “no-show” from opposition members at the Cook Islands Parliament yesterday.

Adjourned sine die

Wednesday September 14, 2016

PARLIAMENT was adjourned sine die after two half-day sessions yesterday.

All set for Parliament

Tuesday September 13, 2016

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.

Court still waits on Crown case

Tuesday September 13, 2016

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.

Meetings end with leaders’ retreat

Tuesday September 13, 2016

THE 47TH Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting ended in the Federated States of Micronesia on  Sunday with the 28th Post Forum Dialogue Partners consultations.

Absent MPs draw Puna’s scorn

Tuesday September 13, 2016

PRIME Henry Puna and senior minister Mark Brown pulled no punches over the opposition no-show in Parliament yesterday.

OPPOSITION coalition members defended their decision to boycott Parliament yesterday, admitting their action was unusual, “but entirely appropriate”.

Govt 12, No-Shows 0

Tuesday September 13, 2016

IT WAS Rose Brown’s first sitting day as new parliamentary opposition leader and she did not show up. Nor did any of her political colleagues.

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.

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