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Cook Islands government finalising bill to encourage cheaper phone and internet service


The Cook Islands Finance Minister says he hopes a bill aimed at driving down phone and internet prices will be finalised by the end of the year.

Mark Brown says once the bill is complete, it will be presented to parliament and if approved, the government will take the responsibility for issuing telecommunications licences away from the current monopoly, Telecom Cook Islands.

via Cook Islands government finalising bill to encourage cheaper phone and internet service.

Vanuatu’s first speaker congratulates Youth Parliament


Vanuatu’s first speaker of parliament, Maxime Carlot Korman, has joined the United Nations and the UN Joint Development Program in Vanuatu to congratulate the 52 youths who participated in the first ever Youth Parliament and made it a success.

via Vanuatu’s first speaker congratulates Youth Parliament | Vanuatu Daily Post.

Parliament rejects a Bill to change Tonga’s electoral system


Tonga’s parliament has rejected Private Member’s Bill that sought to change how Tongans elect a Prime Minister, and proposing that a care-taker government to run government when parliament closes at the end of the month, in preparation for the Parliamentary General Election in November next year.

via Parliament rejects a Bill to change Tonga’s electoral system | Matangi Tonga.

MP proposes bill to dissolve government


A Bill to dissolve government was proposed in parliament this afternoon, 21 September. It proposes that a caretaker government be installed in preparation for elections in November next year.

The proposal to dissolve government was one of five proposed amendments to the Tongan Constitution that were presented by ‘Aisake Eke, the People’s Representative No. 5 for Tongatapu.

via MP proposes bill to dissolve government | Matangi Tonga.