Dear Editor, resorts and associated activities charge a premium, whether it be tourists or locals, yet pay the workers peanuts.
There’s your issue.
Hotel stays, restaurants, and tourism activities costs are relatively the same as New Zealand and Australia, yet the wages are higher than the Cooks.
all accept the wages as ‘normal’ across the island because no one challenges
the status quo. The mass exodus overseas in pursuit of a better lifestyle and
higher pay is inevitable.
a fair wage and the people will want to stay rather than importing an overseas
workforce who are used to living under the poverty line, and accept low wages.
MPs pay rise vs minimum wage
This reader estimates the cost of the very ill advised and ill-timed obscene 45 per cent pay increase for the 24 Members of Parliament costs the country about the same amount as the $650,000 it would cost to give a pay increase to $8.50 for an entire Public Service workforce … this is for 24 individuals! And does not include allowances and other perks.
If a minister was not pocketing their undeserved pay,
and all MPs gave back their 45 per cent increase, there would be a win-win
situation for all, and happy all around.
Yes, we are all in this together – remember Election
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So important to be praying for the youth and for our
children and to be good, positive role models. I feel that when I first became
a mom, yes, my role was to take care of my babies, but also to pray and fast
for them and for God’s covering over their lives.
Our son finished Tereora College last year. Now he is
on a mission trip to Fiji to help serve on a medical ship with YWAM – Youth
with a Mission. We thank God for his hand over our son and to help him make
I think the youth need positive encouragement and to
be shown that they are loved and valued. Yes, parents are responsible, but what
if kids don’t have loving parents. We all need to reach out in our communities
and show that each child is important. That they are loved and valued. That
might encourage them not to smoke or do the vape thing.