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I see in your newspaper an advertisement from Bluesky, in which they remind people to pay their bills in a timely manner. “Failure to pay your account may affect your credit rating within the Cook Islands,” the ad reads.
I was scheduled to leave today and heading to New Zealand but thankfully, this time, a delayed JetStar flight gives me the opportunity to speak out on behalf of the LGBTQ community.
Law Society president Wilkie Rasmussen's letter “Fighting for the outer islands”, was absolutely right. The delay to compensations for landowners in the Northern Group was because government took land by warrant before sorting out who the landowners were.
The prime minister in Parliament yesterday blamed lawyers in the private sector for the delay in the payment of compensation to landowners in the Northern Group whose lands were taken by warrant by the government to construct the solar power stations.
Reading CINews' Saturday issue and the Finance minister Mark Brown’s ‘Citizens’ Budget Guide’, I thought I'd add my two cents worth. Deputy prime minister Mark Brown’s self-congratulatory opinion of our country's economy, and without a doubt his unrealistic economic budget forecasts that, as far as he is concerned, were cleverly designed to give us the impression that our economy is going gangbusters. The reality of our true economic position is really so much more alarming and disturbing.