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Letter: CISNOC job- Locals deserve a fair shot

Friday 26 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Letter: CISNOC job- Locals  deserve a fair shot

Dear Editor, The notice of eleven applications for the CISNOC (Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee) job seems a lot and very mysterious.

The job advertisement and description were hidden from our public view apparently on remote online sport related sites.

No real transparency when the position was controversial after Owen Lewis was absent from the desk for a year but still paid full time. He is still the acting secretary while working for Education. He resigned in January then went on vay-cay to Aitutaki with the board to discuss it.

It is April and all we know is that eleven people applied. I would hope none of these applicants are from overseas even if they are Kukis because by rights locals living here should be given an opportunity.

And sending notice to federations does not cover the whole public.

Has CISNOC had an AGM? It is past March 31 and again the public should be given notice so they can attend even if they can’t vote they need to be present to see what is happening. It is the only way CISNOC can be held to account as they have been by the public sector in the past.

Only telling federations is not good enough as they are too scared to speak up and ask relevant questions like where is the NAP (National Activity Programme) funding, in case they get blacklisted and miss out on funding.

The public needs to be informed.


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