Government predicts more than 160,000 tourists will visit the Cook Islands in the financial year 2017/18 which runs from July, 2017 to June this year.
Government has already spent more than half of the amount by which it is allowed to exceed appropriated expenditure for the financial year 2017/18.
The Cook Islands Touch Association is inviting interested teams and players to join them for a second muster meet today at Nikao Field.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has confirmed the extra time given to the Cook Islands to compile reliable data to determine the country’s graduation to developed status.
The Cook Islands and other Pacific Island countries participating in the Manatua submarine telecommunications cable project are close to finalising the international tender to carry out this multi-million dollar development.
Government approved additional expenditure of $2.1 million from July to December last year.
Chinese government is committing close to $10 million towards a project which will oversee the refurbishment of the Ministry of Justice, the police headquarters and the sports arena buildings.