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.
May I respond to James Beer’s letter of May 24, headed “Prosperity plan has serious flaws,” by saying I don’t make mistakes, and the only flaws I see are of his making, if I may explain?
The simplistic and somewhat opinionated response from Elizabeth Wright-Koteka in regards to the Manatua cable project (CINews, May 25) does nothing to justify why this project should go ahead.
The New Zealand government provides a substantial injection of cash directly into our government’s budget – approximately $20million every two years.
It was most refreshing to listen to CIP candidate for Ngatangiia, Kaka Ama, deliver a speech during his political rally held on Monday night that was rousing, visionary and realistic.
So Grey Power’s latest excuse is because they worked in New Zealand in the sixties and they paid taxes, they are entitled to a tax free pension here in the Cook Islands because the New Zealand government supported us financially. Te akapeea mai nei kotou ma?
On Tuesday, May 22, you published an article with the headline ‘stop Manatua cable project’. This article mainly quoted a press release that you did not publish, and James Beer’s opinion on the matter.