Letters to the Editor

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Mail: The Editor, Cook Islands News,  PO Box 15, Rarotonga

Fax: (+682 ) 25303

Kia Orana Editor,

I have no choice but to express my deep concern in regard to the charges Vodafone are making to the people of the Cook Islands.

In 2020, one thing is glaringly clear – no developed or developing country in the world whether wealthy or poor, will come out the other side of this Covid-19 global smackdown unscathed.

I’ve never quite understood in these golden years of tourism why the government hasn’t looked to diversify the economy.

Kia orana from Qualicum Beach, Canada.

Andy Kirkwood: Sludge!

Saturday May 02, 2020

Dear editor,

Cook Islands News has identified a challenge (“Cook Islands waste worsens in Covid-19 slowdown,”April 18) that faces many small island states on the path to developed status.

Don Carlaw: Police flag

Friday May 01, 2020

 Dear editor,

I fail to understand why the police find it necessary to stop all traffic moving past their building during their daily flag raising ceremony.

Dear editor,

This Covid -19 phenomenon exposes the failures of the Government with regard to economics. There is no export in agriculture, in black pearls, in fish, in arts and crafts and so on.

Dear editor, I see you are no longer publishing "letters to the editor" and have reduced the number of pages due to the "possible" shortage of paper, ink, etc.

I, along with most Cook Islanders, are very impressed with government and NGOs precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 getting here. And response of people adhering to the rules is also impressive.

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