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.

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Dear Editor,

I don’t normally write letters - I respond to them, but seeing no less than five headlines dominate the overseas news section in your September 24 edition of CINews, all about militarising PNG to counter China’s rising Pacific influence, I was compelled to write. I refer of course to page 6 and 7 of that edition, which included the following headlines;

Dear Editor,

I write this letter out of pure concern for the education of our students. 

Dear Editor,

My thanks to Tim Tepaki for clarifying the MOP plan.

There is a quiet public outcry about what is perceived as continual corruption in our government.

Govt must come clean over TMV

Friday October 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

The recent letter from “concerned taxpayer” as a strident call for action was very thought-provoking. These are some serious issues and raise concerns that all Cook Islanders should be worried about.

Listen between the lines people

Friday October 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

When our prime minister steps up to the podium and says he is there to further the move to act against corruption in the government and our country, I think you have to listen between the lines. 

Dear Editor,

May I respond to John David’s letter of October 9, headed “Another perspective on land”, by saying from the outset that he’s lost the plot, making his comments unfounded and unworthy of response!

Dear Editor,

Regarding Tim Tepaki's many, many letters decrying those sceptical of China's intentions in the Pacific, I would like to recommend readers to research the “Social Credit” plan.

HOM selection deemed ‘a mockery’

Thursday October 11, 2018

Dear Editor,

The selection process used by both the panel which chooses Heads of Ministries (HOMs), and the people who choose Cabinet ministers is of great concern.

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