Letters to the Editor
Letters are one of the most important parts of the paper because this is where the community has a chance to have its say. All letters to the editor received will generally be published, provided they are not defamatory or are covering exactly the same ground by the same writer.
Non du plume are acceptable, but the name, address and contact details must be provided to the editor.
I read and hear that George Pitt continues to attack my nephew James Beer and the Democratic Party, so I’ve decided to write you another letter to deal with Pitt’s slanted and repetitive stories.
Most businesses on Rarotonga would be able to afford to pay at least $1 to $2 more per hour to their employees if there was a constant flow of tourists to the island.
I write to you because I think it only proper to correct a number of unqualified representations George Pitt made in CI Herald on July 19 and on his radio station on July 21 about me and our humble radio station Matariki FM.
Recently I had the unpleasant experience of driving in the dark and rain last week. It was cold and the rain was so unrelentless, thick and heavy I could hardly see, even with the window wipers on full speed.
If there is one thing China can do to mark the 20-year special relationship it has with our country is to fork out for the costs to repair the awfully-designed Cook Islands Police Service headquarters building that was built by them using inferior building materials and shoddy workmanship.
It’s always a pleasure to be able to reply to writers who take things personally by attacking the messenger rather than attacking the issues at the grass roots level that our country faces, and which have largely been swept under the table.
By way of background to the story in CI News last week about government being “censured” by the ILO, there were four other countries who had attended the ILO conference in Swizerland, as government-only delegations.