COOK ISLANDS MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIOS

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Media Release

Prime Ministers Office

August 6, 1999

There are no surprises in the Ministerial Portfolios released today by Prime Minister, Honorable Dr. Joe Williams.

Dr. Williams becomes the Minister of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation, Cook Islands Government Property Corporation, Environment Services, Natural Heritage, Transport, Information Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, National Development Council and National Research and Development Institute.

Deputy Prime Minister, Honorable Norman George is Minister of Health, Justice, Parliamentary Services, Legislative Service, Ombudsman and Broadcasting and Communication.

Honorable Papamama Pokino is Minister of Finance, Cook Islands Development Bank/Cook Islands Savings Bank and Minister Responsible for Public Expenditure Review Committee & Audit (PERCA), Development Investment Board and Office of the Commissioner of Offshore Financial Services.

Honorable Tepure Tapaitau, Attorney General, is Minister of Police, National Disaster Management and MOID. He is also the Minister Responsible for Crown Law, Religious Advisory Council and House of Ariki/Koutu Nui.

Honorable Tupou Faireka is Minister of Internal Affairs, Aponga Uira, MOWEPP, which includes Water Supply, Survey, Building Control, Civil Engineering, Punanga Nui, Energy, Agriculture, Marine, Youth and Sports and Tourism.

Honorable Jim Marurai is Minister of Education, Cultural Development, Public Service Commission and Human Resource Development.

Former Prime Minister, the Honorable Sir Geoffrey Henry, is Counselor of State for Foreign Affairs, National Development Council and National Research and Development Institute.

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