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Letters: On another road fatality

Wednesday January 29, 2020

I don't know whether to feel angry or sad.

Dear editor,

Just to reassure your correspondent (Letters, Jan 28), the proposal before the Budget Committee for a Cook Islands Tertiary Education Student Scholarship scheme states that should students who receive a scholarship stay in country once graduated, they can repay their loan by service back to the country.

Letters: Student loans scheme

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Students would have to be 150% sure of their chosen career path for this debt to be worth it (I don’t know many who have been).

Sincere condolences to the families of those involved.

Dear editor

The article “Teachers strike is a last resort” (January 18, 2020) is incorrect in stating that I, as Secretary of Education, had been approached for comment but did not respond. Had I actually been approached for comment, I would have provided a response.

Dear editor, My letter is a direct complaint aimed towards Infrastructure Cook Islands’ Building Control Inspectors and not Infrastructure Cook Islands’ boss, who no doubt has her own problems dealing with “dry wood” that needs pruning and to be tossed on the heap.

Kia orana,

I’d like to thank Norman George for his well-written column on our Cook Islands political history from the 1960s.

Letters: Exporting people

Thursday January 23, 2020

Dear editor,

Thomas Tarurongo Wynne’s column (“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, Jan 18) was very revealing, but none more so than the information gleaned from the New Zealand Parliamentary Library revealing there were 81,000 Cook Islanders living in New Zealand in 2018.

Letters: Security from criminals

Thursday January 23, 2020

Just reading your article regarding Rarotonga protecting visitors trying to enjoy holidays on such a beautiful island (“Protecting Raro, one big resort”, Letters, Jan 21).

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