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.
I wish to comment on the passing of one of our bravest media people, Tony Hakaoro, a political commentator and radio talkback show host, who passed away last Friday
Interestingly, Tim Tepaki’s letter to the editor of CI News on Friday September 1 finds “Paradise Threatened’s letter of concern regarding the actions of a visiting delegation of Chinese businessmen (who had openly approached local resort owners about purchasing their businesses), and the dissemination of that fact in the daily newspaper, “disturbing”.
We see that Vanuatu just fined a Chinese fishing vessel three million dollars for violations in Vanuatu waters. Makes the Cook Islands look pretty silly with the recent $140,000 fine approved with PM and Marine Resources minister, Henry Puna, “keeping an eye on negotiations”.
Te akama! Shame on the directors of Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL) for disgracing and degrading an iconic name, “Tiare Taporo”, on their rustbucket that has lain immobile for over a year in the Avatiu Harbour - ‘e vai tiraa’raa’ ua maira, ta tita, ta viivii ite ava manea i Avatiu: lying abandoned, making a mess, an eyesore in a modern Avatiu Harbour.