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.
The litigious nature of the Democratic Party has exposed itself in the letter dated May 17 by the ghost writer “Disgruntled Taxpayer”.
I applaud CINews’ announcement in Saturday's issue to conduct a random telephone poll regarding a range of issues government appear to be more interested in “railroading through with little transparency and at any cost”, irrespective of the public's concerns and views.
Kudos to CI News publisher John Woods for revealing his own experiences with meth and also to Norman George for raising some of the drug issues for quite a number of years now.
This is in response to your report on Tuesday May 7 about Cook Islands Workers Association representatives (CIWA) walking out of the meeting with Internal Affairs.
Over the weekend, a group of friends and I happened to be discussing the Parliamentary debacle of three half sitting days that happened last month. The majority conclusion was that it was disgraceful, and was avoidable.
Meth is a scourge, it has wrecked my family and I have seen the damage it has done to my peer group and friends and colleagues. One sadly took his life at the end of last year and another died prematurely after complications from his addiction and in the end everyone loses.