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.
Following George Maggie’s bold statement on Cook Islands Television on January 2 that he wants to be the next prime minister of the Cook Islands and a couple of smoke signals promoting that concept, which we think were supplied by Maggie himself, let us provide some thought and predictions on that subject.
The letter from ‘Ever Hopeful but Ever Dismayed’ (EHBED) in CINews on Saturday was correct in criticising “the current mob in political power”, our current government.
Speaking as a former police officer in the dog control division, I have to say it is very disappointing to read about people complaining about what these police officers, both men and women, have to do in the line of duty.
I was shocked and appalled to see that the tax amnesty announced by the government last year has now been broadened to include the actual tax amount owed by some careless, and in other cases unscrupulous, business owners to the tune of some $5 million in unpaid taxes.