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The purpose of this letter is to offer the public an explanation in respect of a posting on the Democratic Party Facebook page on Thursday 30 January 2020.
Some are heralding as leadership the Prime Minister’s suddenly discovered burst of enthusiasm for mandatory wearing of helmets for all bike users, banning phones and earphones while driving and reducing the alcohol limit.
Just to reassure your correspondent (Letters, Jan 28), the proposal before the Budget Committee for a Cook Islands Tertiary Education Student Scholarship scheme states that should students who receive a scholarship stay in country once graduated, they can repay their loan by service back to the country.
The article “Teachers strike is a last resort” (January 18, 2020) is incorrect in stating that I, as Secretary of Education, had been approached for comment but did not respond. Had I actually been approached for comment, I would have provided a response.
Dear editor, My letter is a direct complaint aimed towards Infrastructure Cook Islands’ Building Control Inspectors and not Infrastructure Cook Islands’ boss, who no doubt has her own problems dealing with “dry wood” that needs pruning and to be tossed on the heap.