No airpoints for PM on flight to northern islands
Before the general election, caretaker PM, Henry Puna went on a taxpayer-funded trip to his constituency of Manihiki. That worked out very well for him, although there were no first class seats or airpoints on that trip.
Billboards and adverts misleading, says smoke signaller
The colourful and promotional political billboards and campaign adverts by MP Albert Nicholas are totally misleading, and someone should be called to account for this.
On again, off again!
We were so happy that BlueSky turned our phone back on come Saturday afternoon after being without it over Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to technicians working in Matavera during this time.
Information scarce on minister’s condition
What is this “serious medical condition...ongoing illness”, that has kept Minister Albert from his own campaign rallies during election time? If he is so sick why doesn’t he withdraw? There is a perfectly healthy candidate running in this election for RAPPA. Maybe next time when he is better.
MISSING THE TARGET
Listening to Kaka Ama on television criticising government for the poor roads, waste management and the state of the Muri lagoon makes you wonder if he is a member of the Democratic Party. Hello – wake up Kaka, the CIP government is in power and it’s their fault the road in Muri is poor and not repaired, that waste management is forgotten, the waste site in Arorangi is overflowing, and that the Muri lagoon is deteriorating.
Wage increase no more than a slap in the face for workers
This 25 cent increase to our minimum wage is a colossal slap in every Cook Islands’ citizens’ face. For a person on minimum wage who works a 40-hour week, that is a total of $10 extra a week, or $2 extra a day. And don’t forget the tax! If I tried hard enough, I could probably find that much money lying around on the side of the road every week.