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Raro on my mind
Rachel Reeves worked for three years as a journalist with Cook Islands News, and has remained a regular contributor to the paper with this column. She covers a range of topics relevant to the Cooks, together with her own musings and reflections.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reports that the Cook Islands is a tax haven and a “black hole” for the world’s money; financial services industry representatives counter that this is an outdated and sensationalist perspective which discredits the country’s laws and regulations.
Deep-sea mining is not a new-fangled idea in the Cook Islands, but local and global developments are making it an increasingly relevant topic of conversation.
The deep-sea mining debate is gaining steam at home and abroad, as technological advances make mining more possible and economics make it more likely.