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Letters to the Editor

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Letters: Cap tourist numbers

Tuesday November 19, 2019

Cook Islands Tourism has always been at the forefront of government departments because they are both strategic in their decision-making and this is based on research.

Dear editor,

You report (“Hopes pinned on Constitution to sway committee”, November 16) comments made by the Cook Islands Law Society with regard to the criminalisation of same-sex relationships.

Letters: Bringing country to its knees

Saturday November 16, 2019

The function of Parliament in Rarotonga is being denied by the elected members of each electorate.

Dear editor,

I don’t wish to cast a sour note – but it concerns me that the announcement regarding the presentation of “law books” to the library will suggest to the public that this will be a convenient research venue to find out what the law is on any given subject.

How about looking into the alcohol side of things first, because all major fatal accidents are alcohol-related.

Dear editor,

Some mamas won’t be happy if the helmet law is changed but safety is important for every road user. Drink-drivers will always get the blame, but if you didn’t know:

Letters: Lessons from CM insolvency

Thursday November 14, 2019

Dear editor,

Although it is too late for those people who have already lost their money, it is important for anyone building a house to get a lawyer to prepare a building contract before they pay anything.

Letters: God, man and woman

Thursday November 14, 2019

Kia Orana e Tama,

On Sunday 10 th November 2019, the Cook Islands Religious Advisory Church Council held a service for the people of the Cook Islands to come together and pray as we are in the hurricane season, asking for God’s protection and abundance of blessings.

Letters: Pa Enua concerns

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Dear Editor,

The Democratic Party candidate for the Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua constituency in Atiu, June Baudinet, is to be commended for her courage to accept and stand in the by-election. She has been selected by a strong core group of concerned Atiuans with very strong moral and ethical values, wanting to reinstitute the mana and economy of their society, which has sadly been in decline for a number of years.

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