The Cook Islands has decided to put its ratification of the regional trade deal known as PACER (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations) Plus on hold.
Cook Islands Sevens coach Vase Samania will use the Raro Sevens Tournament, which starts this Thursday at the BCI Stadium, as the final build-up for the Oceania Sevens Championship to be held in Fiji next weekend.
Despite a $75 million bill that the government is paying for the Te Mato Vai project, financial secretary Garth Henderson says it is still “affordable”.
The Cook Islands Residents XIII claimed the biennial rugby league Tri-Series after a close tussle in the final match against Papua New Guinea’s Motu Koita Lagatois on Saturday.
The government’s ambitious Te Mato Vai (TMV) project was never a $60 million scheme, says financial secretary Garth Henderson.
Financial secretary Garth Henderson has confirmed there are ongoing issues concerning the Te Mato Vai (TMV) stage one project, built by a Chinese contractor.