Letters to the Editor

Letters are one of the most important parts of the paper because this is where the community has a chance to have its say. All letters to the editor received will generally be published, provided they are not defamatory or are covering exactly the same ground by the same writer.

Non du plume are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.

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The cornerstone to a robust democracy and effective government in any country - big or small, is a proactive opposition. 

As is the case with your letter writer, “Coming up Roses”, there are many people who know the true circumstances of opposition parliamentary leader’s Rose Brown’s decision to join forces with the members of the opposition.

Sometimes life can drag you down and despite all your best efforts to stay positive and hopeful, you can become sceptical that things can and will change for the better and that when a person or business promises better environmental practices that they will actually follow through. 

How does ministry get away with it?

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Your letter writer on Monday this week voiced surprise at the size of the fines imposed on two companies for failure to pass PAYE deductions on to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

Shame on our sports awards not recognising Malcolm Kaijer from tennis as coach of the year for the Cook Islands.

Order police to seize all guns

Wednesday March 22, 2017

So last year’s shootings were preventable.

On Friday March 10 there was a headline in the paper that read, “Less domestic violence thanks to police visits”.

While reading the news about tax evasion in CI News last week, I was taken aback not only at the severity of the level of the fines but that the court saw fit to penalise the business twice for the same offences.

E patianga teia na te Koutu Nui ki te Akava tutara e te Minita no te Akava no teia tumu manako maata e kia akatupu ia te ture no te takore i te tikaanga mou pupui ki te iti tangata katoatoa.

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