Cook Islands News
Samoa Air First to Charge Passengers by Weight
If it's an April Fools' Day joke, it's an awfully elaborate one. If not, Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to do what was previously unthinkable: Charge passengers by weight. Yes, you get weighed. By a stranger. At the airport. Not that the idea hasn't been floated -- several
ADB Says Developing Asian Economies to Grow 5.6 % in 2016
The ADB has cut its 2016 growth projection for developing economies in Asia to 5.6 percent, down from its earlier forecast of 5.7 percent but says their solid performances will offset softness from the U.S. economy and market shocks from Britain's EU vote
Departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Leaves Behind a Legacy of Firsts
After 31 years of public service, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves the limelight behind. On Friday, President Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to take her place as secretary of state, leaving Clinton to help him move in and then bow out. Over the past three decades , Clinton has
Hillary Clinton Reflects on Accomplishments, Challenges as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton reflected on her accomplishments as Secretary of State over the last four years in a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy trends on Thursday. She also touched on what she sees as America’s most pressing global challenges in the future, signaling that her time...
Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley's Sexy Swimwear Shoot
Plus -size model Robyn Lawley proves that you don’t have to be stick thin to rock a bikini on the beach. The size-12 beauty, who recently scored a contract as Ralph Lauren’s first plus-size model, hit the Cook Islands’ Aitutaki Lagoon for an ultra-sexy photo...
Buried Bones And Ancient Myths on Mangaia
In the 1620's the descendants of the Aitu clan returned to Mangaia hungry for revenge. According to oral history, their ancestors had been driven off the island a century earlier by the Te-tuikura clan, and the time was ripe for them to return home and retake the land which they believed was
'Slurls': Most Outrageous Website URLs
What a difference a space makes. If you're launching a travel website for Spain , of course it makes sense to name it Choose Spain. Until, that is, you register the URL and realize that you're the proud new owner of the apparently masochistic website "www.ChoosesPain.com." The Internet is full of
Exploring the World's Smallest Nation
Join Catherine and Neville Hockley as They Visit the Laidback Island of Niue
Another Familiar Face Joins the Administration
ABC News' Karen Travers reports: Outwit, Outlast, Outplay – that motto served Yul Kwon well when he won "Survivor: Cook Islands" in 2006. And it may come in handy for Kwon in Washington as he settles into a new position...