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How to deal with the 'green-eyed monster'

HAVE YOU ever heard of “the green eyed monster”?

Opinion

Te Maeva Nui shows the true spirit of unity

THIS IS a very special week here in the Cook Islands. Te Maeva Nui (meaning in English, The Big Celebration) is a time to honor the Constitution created 51 years ago preserving the rights and freedoms of the people of these islands.

Opinion

Defence counsel's work goes beyond court – By Norman George

THIS SERIES will cover major criminal trials that I have conducted as a defence counsel before a judge and jury in the High Court of the Cook Islands over the years....

Opinion

Moana Ioane next on list to prosecute

TO BE consistent, the next MP that the Cook Islands Police Service should prosecute is Moana Ioane.

Editorials

Power for change lies within us all

THE OTHER day, a local islander said to me about the American presidential election, “I thought it was a joke. Now it’s serious.”

Opinion

Why are we a divided nation?

WE ARE polite, kindly, refined, affable, polished and courteous, yet capable of unleashing ruthless cruelty and savagery beyond measure!

Opinion

Where to for Demos after Teina Bishop?

RIGHT NOW, I am in extreme anguish over the guilty finding the jury returned for my dear friend Teina Bishop.

Opinion

More to decluttering than meets the eye...

Can you imagine becoming a millionaire by teaching people how to fold their underwear in a new way?

Opinion

Working together on suicide issue

Guest columnist Thomas Wynne takes a look at a conference on suicide prevention, held in Japan in May this year, and the contribution made by Cook Islander Eliza Puna, who gave a presentation on her Phd on Suicide Prevention amongst Cook Islands Youth in New Zealand; Eliza Puna. The conference was attended by a number of service providers in the Pacific.

Opinion


Demos seem bent on self-destruction

Occasional columnist Mata-Atua McNair casts her eye over the current political situation in the Cook Islands and tries to make sense of some strange and bewildering events.

Opinion


A warning every parent should read

ONE DAY, when I was helping my 13-year-old son pack to visit family for the summer, I took a break and sat back on the bed.

Opinion

Political deadlock - the winners and losers

SOME PEOPLE are treating the current political impasse as the agony without end.

Opinion

Rule of law should govern the nation

The RULE of law is more than just some quaint phrase that is trotted out from time to time to sound impressive.

Opinion


Mindfulness makes all the difference...

I WAS amazed while eating a salad at a restaurant in Rarotonga, when the owner stopped by and asked, “Is your salad a little dry?”

Opinion

A festival of mistakes and bad habits

The LAST few days have brought to a climax all the bad decision-making by the Speaker and Clerk of Parliament.

Opinion


Big on promises, short on delivery

DESPITE THE last minute flurry as to whether parliament was correctly adjourned, (which, with the doors firmly locked, provided camera opportunities but not much more), the June sitting of parliament came and went with an opposition promising much, but delivering little.

Opinion

Freebies take priority over parliament

TIME AND time again, the self-serving needs of the prime minister and his cabinet have brought the Appropriation Bill to a sudden halt.

Opinion

The reluctant Solicitor General

READERS will recall that in April this year, I sent for publication the copy of a letter I forwarded to the Solicitor General, David James, asking him to review the decision of the Cook Islands Police Force not to prosecute Henry Puna for careless driving causing injury after an accident on October 4, 2014.

Opinion


Handicraft export made much easier

COMPREHENSIVE information about biosecurity regulations for transporting handicrafts across borders in the Pacific region is now more accessible following the launch of a manual at the recently-completed 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Hagatna, Guam.

Opinion

A tribute to Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

MUHAMMAD Ali was a great athlete, civil rights leader, linguist, showman, philanthropist, world citizen – and a man who left some memorable quotes:

Opinion


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