Category : Recent Updates
The Public Service Commissioner, Russell Thomas has appointed Tamatoa Jonassen as the new Secretary for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The former Secretary who had been in this position from 2011 is Tingika Elikana who is now Member of Parliament for Pukapuka – Nassau.
Jonassen is currently completing his term as the CEO of the Financial Services Development Authority (FSDA). He has a Bachelor of Science double majoring in Political Science and Information Systems, a law certificate in Pacific & Asian Legal Studies, a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, and a Juris Doctor in Law from the USA. Jonassen is admitted to practice law in both the Cook Islands and the State of Hawaii in the USA, and has served on the Cook Islands Law Society Council for the past four years.
Having grown up in the Cook Islands, Jonassen has gained a love … read more