The reason given for this in the story was that since the new licence fees and compulsory helmet laws have been brought in, tourists visiting Rarotonga have been turning their backs on hiring scooters.
Is Fletcher-Vea very same person who was advocating compulsory wearing of motorcycle helmets for every man, woman and child using motorcycles in the Cook Islands, tourist and locals?
Also is this the same person who was advocating increasing motorcycle fees and licenses for tourists? And is this the same person who said that all school children going to and from school on motorcycles must wear helmets, no concessions?
And all churchgoing people including mamas wearing hats on motorcycles, must also wear helmets?
Well helloooo! Welcome to the real world!
It seems you and your team of business people, lawyers and university degrees etc, did not do your homework,
All the MATAS
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