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.
Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays. Which greeting would you prefer? Most would agree with Merry Christmas!
Have you considered where the idea of God’s Christmas greetings and message comes from? The idea comes from God.
Last Thursday's CINews headline “China contract ‘disappoints’ DPM” stated: “DPM Mark Brown says it's disappointing the Cook Islands government entered into a contract with the Chinese contractor for the Te Mato Vai” - (TMV) Stage One Project. The costs for the project were initially estimated to be $60m, but have since blown out to $90m.
I want to congratulate Tamaiva Tuavera for speaking out about the dangers of the drug methamphetamine (also called “meth” or “P”).
A key priority for my fellow Pacific Leaders and negotiators attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), is accessing climate finance, across all finance mechanisms of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.
The letter by “Teariki Terotero”, headlined, “Is this the end of the Demo Party?” in CINews on December 6 really cracked me up.
That’s because truth be known, it really should have been headlined, “Is this the end of the CIP government?”
We now hear rumours about the government having plans for a $40 million building project which apparently will be designed to have offices for all departments in one place.
In response to the letter in CINews on December 10 regarding Apii Porio’s suspension, now that Porio has decided to take this to the media, I can set the record straight for your readers.
On September 28, 2018, the newly appointed manager for Agriculture in Atiu, Tereapii Porio Maka Kea and the executive officer¬ for the Atiu Island government, Maara Tairi received letters of suspension from the mayor, Upokoina Mokoroa.