Induction for new MPs

By Helen Maunga, Deputy Clerk Induction workshop for new Members of Parliament: 11 – 14 September 2018 The 11 new members of parliament elected after the June 2018 general election attended an induction program organised by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in collaboration with the Suva UNDP Office.  With funding support from UNDP, re-elected […]

Election delays two important bills

Monday April 23, 2018 Written by Rashneel Kumar Published in Politics Further delays are expected in the passing of both the Crimes Bill 2017 and the Marine Resources Bill 2017. The select committee dealing with these important bills has put its work on hold in preparation for the General Election on June 4. The Crimes Bill and […]

Cook Islands National Youth Council

Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the Mediterranean the world’s most dangerous border crossing. Distinguishing migrants from asylum seekers and refugees is not […]

Celebrating women in politics

Wednesday May 23, 2018 Written by Jaimie Keay Published in Politics Women putting aside their political differences to come together was the message at a special lunch held at the Cook Islands National Council of Women (CINCW) headquarters in Takuvaine yesterday. The lunch was held to celebrate the female candidates in this year’s upcoming general election on […]