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.
Member of Parliament George Maggie buckled to my challenge and called a public meeting last Friday (January 19) to account to the people of Tupapa Maraerenga for the tractor, Chinese equipment and Constituency monies totalling around $60,000.
I salute Mata McNair's revealing letter of January 18, criticising finance minister Mark Brown's arrogant and unwise choice of words in his denigration of both New Zealand and Australia, while kissing up to “China.com."
I don’t know whether anyone has bothered to check the quality of road sealing carried out by Infrastructure Cook Islands’ road works people, but the recent re-sealing of the road in Muri was so shoddy that it now requires another reseal.
It’s good to know that Wilkie Rasmussen, chief executive and mouthpiece for the Democratic Party, hums a different tune to his party when it comes to the Cook Islands joining the United Nations.
Further to my column in Monday’s paper, I wish to clarify John Scott’s query about my being a lawyer and chief executive for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition at the same time.
I was reminded the other day that I have not responded to the letter by John Cooper in CINews on December 23 headed “Chinese unlikely to like hotel plan”.
The main articles in Wednesday and Friday’s Cook Islands News made reference to an official government report, which is the recently released 2017/2018 Half-year Economic and Fiscal Update. It states: