HARD TO CONTACT
A staff member of the Cook Islands News tried to contact a senior public servant over two days recently. On the first call she was told he was in a meeting. On the second call she was told he was out in the field. He was away for the day on the third call and the fourth was that he was sick. By the fifth call he was on annual leave but, by the sixth call, he was just simply out of the office and contactable on his mobile. He was not answering his mobile however.
The Appropriation Bill, or the Budget for the 2018/19 financial year, is expected to be passed in Parliament today.
Government is looking at whether a subsidy for air transportation is a valid way to help reduce cost of air transport.