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.
WHILE IT'S good that more and more stories and articles appearing in tourism newspapers and magazines in this country are starting to truly reflect the Maori culture of this land, it would be even better if a bit more care was also shown for the spelling and translation of certain names, places and objects.
MAY I respond to the letter by “Share-a-ton of Junk” printed on August 22 and headed “A five-star mistake,” by saying with a name like that, this ghost writer of yours must be a “Sheraton Junkie.”
REGARDING my recent stay at Aitutaki Hospital. I have been in the Cook Islands for almost 15 years and like many, have occasionally written letters to the editor complaining about this or that.
I HAVE seen some complaints in the smoke signals column in CI News regarding the customer service given by some businesses around Rarotonga to tourists and locals alike.