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 plumes are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.
Congratulations to our Prime Minister Henry Puna, his cabinet ministers, the government ministries involved with Te Maeva Nui 2015, Nick Henry and his team for the 50th celebrations, our wonderful sponsors – CITC, BCI, Blue Sky, and many other sponsors, the media, and last but not least, our people of the Cook Islands.
I have noted with interest the style of written articles by Rashneel Kumar in Cook Islands News, in particular the recent ones on Lee Harmon and soccer in the Cook Islands or Cook Islands Football Association.
I find myself in an unusual position of agreeing with our PM Henry Puna about the Ariki needing to live on the island with the people they are accountable for.
This letter is in response to the public outcry to the ‘frivolous’ spending by Government on the purchase of 20 VIP vehicles to be used during the celebration of our 50th anniversary of self-government.
We take great exception to Tuesday’s front page article suggesting that outer islanders from the northern group have brought sickness to Rarotonga and the public should take ‘precautions to keep themselves from getting sick too’.