The Democratic Party has raised suspicions over the timing of a media statement from Commissioner of Police Maara Tetava regarding a 2014 road accident in which prime minister Henry Puna was involved.
From now until the general election, CINews will submit questions to the political parties regarding their policies on various issues.
Rarotonga resident John Scott appears to be trying to create an image of public financial mismanagement by the government as a political topic to suit his political agenda, says finance minister Mark Brown.
Genuine political reform and not political reform by expedience is the commitment of the Democratic Party to the public for a better, equitable and more cost effective government, the party says.
Cook Islands Party (CIP) policy director Vaine Wichman says the party’s position on political reform is clear and that a 1998 report on political reform and subsequent reports are “very outdated”.
A range of issues were discussed at the 28th Meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture and the Pacific Ministers for Culture held last week in Fiji.
Prime minister Henry Puna has joined together with other regional leaders to call on North Korea to take concrete action towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.