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.

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Stone-throwing unwise: Glassie

Saturday October 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

In reply to a letter in CINews on October 24 paper by a cowardly political commentator, I want to make it clear that first, there is a marked difference between research findings and political activity.

PPP ‘Plan B’ outed

Wednesday October 24, 2018

Dear Editor,

I’ve been wondering who hacked my computer last week and downloaded files before crashing it, and now I know it’s your smoke signaler who said “Tim’s got in wrong”, in a piece published in CINews on October 19.

Dear Editor,

Firstly, may I apologise to writer John David for simply glossing over his letter of October 9 headed “Another perspective on land”, and for responding as I did in saying he had lost the plot.

Dear Editor,

I am frankly surprised at the inability of the Cook Islands to solve the problem of youth crime and more importantly, that of repeat offenders.

Dear Editor,

May I through your column make comments on an article in your CINews dated Saturday October 13, regarding the unveiling of Dame Margaret Makea Karika’s headstone.

Health not making Aunty very happy

Thursday October 18, 2018

Dear Editor,

Aunty is not happy, aunty is having problems with the health system, if they are not walking the talk they are giving her and the other elders the short end of the stick. 

Love the govt’s sense of humour

Thursday October 18, 2018

Dear Editor,

One thing we can all agree on is that we have a government with a sense of humour, announcing that the wholly incompetent builders of the courthouse, police station and sports centre will be hired to rebuild them.

Dear Editor,

I don’t normally write letters - I respond to them, but seeing no less than five headlines dominate the overseas news section in your September 24 edition of CINews, all about militarising PNG to counter China’s rising Pacific influence, I was compelled to write. I refer of course to page 6 and 7 of that edition, which included the following headlines;

Dear Editor,

I write this letter out of pure concern for the education of our students. 

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