Amidst the bustling hub of aviation activity at the gateway to the Cook Islands, Rarotonga Airport, stands Rescue Fire Services’ dedicated manager, George Nicholls, who has committed nearly 45 years of solid-service to the community. Melina Etches reports.
The proposed immigration policy changes considered by the National Labour Advisory Board (NLAB) in September last year are sitting with Prime Minister Mark Brown for his approval, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI).
History will be made as the Avatiu women’s football side heads to the OFC Women’s Champions League in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from March 10-23, 2024, after securing their fate with a first-ever Rarotonga Round Cup win.
Constitution Amendment (No 30) BIll, which proposes to expand the Cabinet from six to eight ministers. This bill also seeks to remove the provision that allows for the appointment of Ministers from outside the ranks of elected Members of Parliament.
The first official interview for Prime Minister Mark Brown was a nine-year-old interviewer who asked “What’s your favourite country apart from the Cook Islands, and are you thinking of changing our flag?”
While the people of the Cook Islands witnessed firsthand the devastation that the Covid-19 pandemic had on the economy, the business sector of our nation and the community alike told Prime Minister Mark Brown to get moving on plans to diversify the economy and quit just relying on tourism to drive growth.