photo: getting ready to take the vote on five new nominations from the chamber of commerce for the tourism corporation board. chris wong, tourism chief executive, and theresa manarangi trott, chairwoman and president of cook islands chamber of commerce, with donye numa, cicoc executive secretary taking minutes. NEWS Five new nominations ranged across both ends of the tourism industry tonight at a special meeting of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce. Robert Skews, Henry Hoff, Jane Wichman, June Baudinet and Brian Baudinet were nominated by about 65 people, most of them members. In doing so, the chamber continued to express urgency on "environmental" problems. Light applause and cheers greeted all the nominations, in what was the first big tourism meeting since five cyclones pounded different parts of the country. Left off the chamber's approved nominations list were any outer islanders. Called for 4.30pm, the meeting was packed Tamarind Restaurant at Pue to near capacity by 5.00pm and finished by about 6pm. Final decision on the two board positions rests with the minister. "Who is the minister?" asked one member, Brian Baudinet. There were smiles all around the restaurant. "Honourable Piho Rua," said Tourism Chief Executive Chris Wong.