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I was stunned by the revelation that not only is Albert Nicholas’ arrest warrant still a serious jurisdictional legal matter, but that New Zealand authorities have had to formally apply to our Police Commissioner and Ministry of Justice to have Nicholas extradited back to face their Courts.
The cavalier way this government approaches its responsibilities in authorising the expenditure of public revenues would be unacceptable anywhere else in the democratic world where representative and responsible government is practised.
I commend Cook Islands News for taking the initiative to run its recent opinion poll. Very timely and I do hope polls of this nature continue in future.
I just had to respond to the derogatory letter about Minister Brown wearing shorts at an important meeting. I did get a laugh out of it because Minister Brown is like one of the boys.
I didn’t fully realise the extent of Mark Brown’s poverty and determination to have his wage increased until I saw the front page of your paper with the photo of the NZ envoy and the invisible man Puna and buddies in Aitutaki for discussions.
Last week’s CINews letter, ‘Embarrassing to hear the Demos’ by Get Real(GR) dodges the real point of my letter, the MPs’ pay rise issue.
I would have thought filling of potholes would be completed by now seeing that this was one of many pledges made by the MP for Matavera, Vaitoti Tupa. But through your newspaper can I kindly ask that ICI’s road crew fill up the growing number of potholes on the road leading to Takitumu primary school.