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Cook Islands independent MP confirmed as new health minister

10 July 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Lisa Williams-Lahari -

The Cook Islands' Independent MP Rose Toki-Brown has been confirmed as the new Minister of Health.

Rose Toki-Brown has been confirmed as the Cook Islands' new Minister of Health. Photo/  Cook Islands News.

The announcement was made at a health strategy meeting today in the lead up to the Cook Islands Annual Health Conference held in Rarotonga and Aitutaki later this week.

Toki-Brown fills the position vacated by Nandi Glassie, who lost his seat in the general election to Toki-Brown's daughter, Tehani Brown. 

Last week, Toki-Brown joined the Cook Islands Party's caretaker government alongside independent MP Robert Tapaitau and One Cook Islands Party MP George Maggie.

Toki-Brown claimed the seat in the Teenui-Mapumai constituency on Atiu in last month's general election.

Tags: Cook Islands,