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The government is eager to vaccinate 100% of the elligible inhabitants to help forestall a nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus right here but moreso to permit us to fast monitor the kick-start of our tourism trade. COVID-19 has had a devastating affect on our economic system, bringing to a stand nonetheless our tourist industry which is liable for 70% of the country’s earnings – price roughly $370-million a year. “I sit up for meeting with Prime Minister Ardern and together with her Government to progress lively discussions of interest to each of us including the protected resumption of two-way quarantine free travel between our international locations. “The mission of our local down syndrome association is to work alongside families and carers to assist and empower our down syndrome individuals. Helping them realise their potential and aspiration via all the phases of their life and inside our group is one thing all of us ought to be a part of. I ship my finest needs to our seven down syndrome children and their families and acknowledge the essential work of the CIDSA.

The Beli Jitukuda Game is an Indonesian online game which has been played within the nation for hundreds of years. It is a video game that has actually been popularized by the federal government as a unique means to elevate funds for charity drive. Their efforts have been lastly rewarded when teen Mark Leito pulled one again, however time ran out as Avatiu held on to win the match 2-1. In the other premier men’s matches, Takuvaine defeated Titikaveka 6-2 on the Happy Valley whereas Tupapa also made it by way of to the semis after their 2-0 victory over Matavera on Saturday.

The staging of this prestigious tourism awards tonight exemplifies your resilience to remain collectively as an business. I am immensely happy with our tourism trade and grateful for the strength you've shown during this time of disaster. I am happy with your dedication to your employees and taking part within the important training to guard us from COVID-19. AND I acknowledge the numerous changes you've made to your finances, your capital, and the expertise platforms to adapt to our current panorama. The work of officials will continue by way of the Christmas period with each governments working to a timeframe of the primary quarter in 2021 to operationalise full two-way quarantine free journey between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. In the Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update printed every week ago, the Government up to date its economic forecasts.

The draft stories had been then made available to the public for comment over a one-month interval. All feedback was reviewed by Te Vairanga Kite Pakari the Cook Islands Research Association to ensure everything was on observe. Successive coalition governments dominated our political landscape soon after Dr. Joe left workplace however thankfully, the call to service was part of who he was. He remained true to his individuals until the circumstances eventually modified and the home political door closed earlier than the final election of 2004. “This will be a Cook Islands-owned chart upon which we can map our progress in course of wellbeing, as such we need to make certain that as many individuals are heard, so our journey forward together is as one nation,” stated Ms Wichman.

The spirit of the individuals right here runs excessive and in instances like this we come collectively as a group to help one another, look out for each other and share what little we've with every other”, he stated this afternoon. The barge departed Palmerston on Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister and delegation are anticipated to spend all of Saturday at sea and will arrive in Suwarrow someday on Sunday morning. Later the Prime Minister and Albert Nicholas officially opened Palmerston’s new Emergency Management Centre/Cyclone Shelter, with the PM planting a two-shoot coconut to commemorate the day and the joint funding of the Centre by the Japanese and Cook Islands governments. The formalities have been followed by an ariki’anga kaikai and the gifting of food contributions to the Palmerston neighborhood. Making his first official cease on a round journey of a number of northern group islands that he’ll be visiting this coming week, Prime Minister Mark Brown arrived in Palmerston on Thursday evening – the first time he has visited the island in his official capacity as Prime Minister. Luckily, the whole government delegation onboard MV Taunga Nui – together with Prime Minister Brown – had been willing and keen to help the 2 NES rangers with their initial setup duties upon arrival in Suwarrow.

Data is only shared if a user who tests positive is asked to share it by a contact tracing group member and even then the user nonetheless remains anonymous. CookSafe+ will work alongside our current CookSafe card system by permitting your smartphone to set off an alert notification must you come into close contact with one other app user who checks constructive for COVID-19. “The CookSafe+ app is an important step on our path to safe and streamlined two-way quarantine-free journey with New Zealand,” said Prime Minister Brown. The Cook Islands takes another step closer to a two-way quarantine-free journey bubble with New Zealand this week due to the anticipated rollout of our new contact tracing app CookSafe+, says Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown. Plans are in process to undertake consultations in Aitutaki and Te Pae Tokerau. The emergency hardship fund was prolonged in ERP Phase II and remains to be available till June 2021.

The last report developed in 2019 outlined one of many sixteen targets had been on monitor and persevering with to enhance, this being Goal two – to expand financial opportunities, enhance financial resilience and productive employment to make sure respectable work for all. The name of the song is Te Ropa Nei and a video of it's anticipated to be performed on the Cook Islands Party convention tomorrow morning. The lady behind the song Reni Kaina-Karaponga needed to transcend just a regular farewell when Prime Minister Puna steps aside from the workplace – which he’s expected to do tomorrow – and enlisted the assistance of her father Tarau Kaina, to help compose the song. I extend to you all a heartfelt Kia Orana e Kia Manuia, with God’s Blessings. Madam Speaker, with these words of appreciation, I additionally lengthen to you my appreciation on your steerage and rulings, and convey to this Honourable House and all its members, my honest gratitude for his or her kind help over the past 10 years of my Prime Ministership.

But when Prime Minister Henry Puna and Mrs Puna were in Manihiki last month, attending self authorities celebrations. They had been each shocked and really moved, when an area household of famous musicians composed and carried out a song honouring the Prime Minister’s time in workplace, thanking him for his service and talking about his life and household background linking him back to Manihiki. Our revenues from export tourism dollars reached report highs over recent years, earlier than the onset of COVID-19, and the driving pressure of our international diplomacy has rewarded us, with extra fruitful development assistance from key partners.

We believe that it's this help that has kept our companies afloat, employees employed and has ensured that you've all had a merry Christmas. I want now to supply an replace our economy and about the extended support that we're going to present beneath the third section of the Economic Response Plan. “At this time too, I wish to congratulate President Biden and Vice-President Harris on their extremely successful inauguration yesterday. They have wasted little time getting on to their work and actioning their plans. We look ahead with optimism to further bulletins by the new administration on what commitments the USA will support, particularly for our Pacific region”.

“The extra suggestions and voices we hear, the higher we are in a position to develop a plan that displays our collective aspirations. The extra we're informed by you, the more we are ready to guarantee that this may be a 100-year vision that we all own together, and implement collectively,” stated Ms Wichman. To his spouse Jill and all of the members of the family, here and abroad, we embrace you in sorrow to honour our Papa Joe – for his life and his memory. The medical world gained much from Dr. Joe as contemporary doorways opened to his pioneering spirit after returning to New Zealand. His subsequent analysis work was ground-breaking, generally controversial, however always to advance the science behind the remedy for conditions that afflict many of our Pacific folks, such as diabetes and eczema. In those months in the direction of the end of 1999, Dr Joe also contributed positively on the Pacific stage, attending the Forum Leaders’ Meeting in Palau and within the course of, helped strengthen the network of key relationships in the Region.

Your government will keep you knowledgeable on once we will get vaccine provides and the method it will administered all through the country. Getting vaccinated provides another layer of safety, and we should seize the opportunity when it arrives. Ultimately it might also determine whether or not or not we're capable of travel freely again.