Broad initiatives to move SIDS to renewable energy are being kicked off by an element within the programme to assist the Cook Islands
install battery storage.
Emma Veve, Director in ADB's Pacific Department, said, "Improved access to high-speed, affordable broadband internet in the Cook Islands
will positively impact the tourism and public sectors as they are, by far, the biggest internet users.
In the announcement made by SES, the increased capacity delivered on the low latency, high throughput O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) fleet will also allow the extension of 4G/LTE mobile backhaul service to the country's outer islands, and faster and dedicated broadband service for the Cook Islands
Ministry of Education.
The Marae Moana initiative was born more than five years ago, when a Cook Islands
Tourism board member suggested turning the country into the cleanest and greenest destination in the world.
New Zealand is funding renewable energy projects in the Cook Islands
, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Although most Cook Islands
young people lead positive lives, some become involved in risky behaviours, including substance abuse, especially alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and violence, suicide, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, obesity, truancy and criminal activities," she said.
Fiji's players and officials celebrate reaching the 2015 Rugby World Cup finals after their comprehensive win over the Cook Islands
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Through its provision of authoritative and granular detail of the Confectionery market in Cook Islands
, this report fills the gaps in marketers' understanding of market trends and the components of change driving them.
The behind-the scenes video has generated much conversation around the world about our brand and the Cook Islands
as a destination since it was released," says Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand global head of brand development.
The Cook Islands
posted a first World Cup victory at the sixth attempt, yet they had to hang on despite building a 22-4 lead just after half-time.
WALES captain Craig Kopczak says his side want to finish their Rugby League World Cup 2013 campaign on a high when they face the Cook Islands
in their final Group D game at The Gnoll in Neath tomorrow.
A 22-16 victory over Cook Islands
in front of a stadium record crowd of 10,544 at Leigh Sports Village on Tuesday kept Tonga's qualification hopes alive.