doesn’t offend me as a Cook Islander to read this because it needs to come out
(18 months’ probation for $5k justice ministry theft, Cook Islands News,
Monday, September 5). And why not. About time.
have been in Government positions for over 30 years and probably abusing the
system like what’s happening to so many already. Audit them all. That’s all I
can say to that. Send them to jail and don’t go easy on them. Some were
sentenced for having cannabis plants and never hurt anyone but were sent to
jail for a long time.
see all these public sectors, ministers, prime ministers and all organisation
working for the different government during the last 30 year plus, (and the cases
of) corruption, theft, defraud, damage to government properties and misuse of
funds within the government itself.
some did their time behind bars, some got an easy slap on the wrist doing
probation and community service for their wrong doing. But it does not stop
there. The question is who is going to pay for all the money and funds that has
been lost (stolen) over these years especially for a very small nation like us
with a debt close to about under half billion dollars to repay. The real question
is what are we going to do about it or are we going to sit back and brush it
under the carpet. I reckon these people need to be accountable for their
wrongdoing –pay every dollar back to the people.
are your thoughts?
story, “Chinese Uyghur torture claims credible” refers. Our government has been
asked before, and must be asked again. Why are Chinese diplomats, delegations,
and those bearing cheap gifts still welcome on our shores?
writer recalls the protests at the airport those many years ago when French
Polynesian officials flew in at the same time that our brave sailors had joined
the flotilla to Mururoa to protest French nuclear tests. That was 1995. Vaka ki
was the base for vaka and vessels from across the South Pacific to collect
supplies before sailing and facing down the French military. The protest
worked. Had international coverage. We stood up against evil.
we now to sit back in silence to this latest evil?