Editorials (221)

OPINION: It cannot be helped when we all share fear of being infected with this virus.  We need to fear it. From first infection contact, it takes eight days to cause death. The growing casualty figures in Italy and Spain need to serves as warning.

OPINION: Mothers of sons, teach them to control their anger and respect others in these difficult times.

Opinion: I may not see my wife and parents again this side of Christmas. But I know that our deep faith will help us all weather the storm, like our voyaging forebears.

Our commitment to our community

Saturday March 21, 2020

Cook Islands News has today removed the paywall on its website www.cookislandsnews.com.

This is to enable free and unimpeded access to our news and especially, to coronavirus content.

OPINION: In Cook Islands, we trust our health experts to lead the Covid-19 response. Other countries are calling in the army.

EDITORIAL: It starts today. Cook Islands’ economy is all but shut down. Tourism has gone from hero to zero in the space of a few hours yesterday, and with it, the revenues that fuel government and all our businesses.

Opinion: We are to blame for the demise of our agriculture industry – but we can also take responsibility for rebuilding it.

Today I stand with the LGBTQ+ community and say if they are good enough to be our brothers and sisters, cousins, uncles and aunties, mothers and fathers and friends, then they are good enough to be equal with us under the law.

OPINION: The cowardice of not making a decision until the last minute has left people who can least afford it out of pocket.

OPINION: Our public servants have done well; now they can rest well. 

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