Politics

Time for transparent and accountable leadership

Wednesday 5 January 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

Kia Orana kotou katoatoa i teia mataiti ou, As the Leader of the Opposition I would like to share a few thoughts with you all.

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Govt approves ‘the only one of its kind in the world’ Act

Friday 17 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Politics

The Cook Islands Financial Services Development Authority has launched a new product targeting United States with a high divorce rate as a potential market.

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New Act brings relief to deregistered companies

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Politics

Local businesses that have been struck off the companies register can now reregister following the passing of the Companies Amendment Bill 2021 during the recent Parliament sitting.

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MP's take offence at United Party leader’s comments

Thursday 9 December 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Politics

Two Cook Islands politicians have taken exception to comments they say were made by United Party leader Teariki Heather on talkback radio, claiming he has reached a new low.

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Lawmakers pass new Immigration Act

Monday 6 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

The passing of the Cook Islands Immigration Act 2021 on Thursday – despite administrative issues – is due to the support of the Prime Minister Mark Brown and the Minister Foreign Affairs and Immigration, to ensure the country has an Immigration Act that reflects the will of the people.

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'United' we stand

Friday 3 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

The Cook Islands United Party has announced 11 candidates who will contest in the 2022 general elections.

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Wrong law passed in Parliament

Thursday 2 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Politics

The wrong version of the new Immigration Act was made law in Parliament last week after being ‘accidentally’ signed off by the Queen’s Representative, a former speaker of Parliament blames the Prime Minister for the blunder.

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Crimes Bill deferred again

Tuesday 23 November 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

The much-anticipated debate on the Crimes Bill 2019 in Parliament has been deferred again following delays in the delivery of the final draft by the Crown Law.

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Over 100 expats set to receive PR status

Tuesday 23 November 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Politics

Over a hundred people could become Cook Islands permanent residents before the end of the year, now that the Cook Islands Immigration Bill passed its third reading.

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‘No OCI/Demo coalition whatsoever’

Saturday 20 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

The Cook Islands Democratic Party has questioned the motive behind One Cook Islands Party’s move to associate “DEMO” in their campaign for Aitutaki seats.

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New standing orders simplified

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Politics

The new standing orders - the official rules that will regulate the proceedings in parliament - will be made into plain, gender-neutral language, and will follow procedures in line with international parliamentary practice.

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Aitutaki One Cook Islands/Demo announce candidates for 2022 Elections

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands, Politics

One Cook Islands Party president George Turia has announced confirmation of their candidates for the nation’s 2022 General Elections.

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Parliament to pass laws on nationality

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in National, Politics

Parliament will sit again on Monday, November 22 and will first deal with who is defined as a Cook Islander.

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COP26 agreement disappointing result for the Cooks: PM Brown

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Politics

The COP26 climate change conference 2021 concluded over the weekend in Glasgow, Scotland with a deal that falls short of hopes and expectations of the vulnerable smaller island nations, including the Cook Islands.

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PM calls for virtual voting at COP26

Wednesday 3 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in National, Politics

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has come out swinging at the United Nation's COP26 summit.

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Deputy Prime Minister ‘steps aside’

Wednesday 6 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National, Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau has been revealed as the government member facing conspiracy to defraud charge.

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Traditional leaders meet to define the rules for election processes

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

Define who are we? This was the question asked at the first House of Ariki Runanga Tango Enua (Native Customs) Special Committee meeting that was held yesterday at the Atupare Marae in Arorangi.

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Parliament deferred as review of Standing Orders continues

Thursday 30 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Politics

Cook Islands Parliament has been deferred to early November as two key members are stranded in New Zealand.

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Ministry defends Cooks rep

Thursday 23 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Politics

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has defended Cook Islands’ ambassador to the United Nations’ shipping body amid conflict of interest allegations.

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Leave to appeal dismissed

Thursday 16 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Politics

A leave to appeal corruption charges brought against Prime Minister Mark Brown and former prime minister Henry Puna has been denied by the High Court.

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