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One Filipino was turned back because the Philippines was added to the list of banned countries. There was no evidence to suggest he was a carrier of the virus.
I applaud Richard Thomson (“Seabed salvation a pipedream”, Letters, Feb 20) because unequivocally, he is absolutely correct, in his criticism of the management of the economy by successive Cook Islands governments.
If you are so informed about the 17 New Zealand coastwatchers why not write their story? (Michael Field, Letters, Jan 30).
You may recall that in October 2019 I announced my intentions to start a new political party, the Progressive Party of the Cook Islands, to address once and for all the political appointments, the treating, bribing of voters and other irregularities at voting time and favouritism of public service appointments rampant in our society.
Following your editorial “Let those parents bury their sons,” you spoke of known and controversial social media comments from contributors about 14 year old Mona Ioane Jr’s motorbike crash and death. Many had a lot to say whilst also posting revealing comments including attributing blame for Mona’s unfortunate passing. “RIP, e Haere Ra.”
Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai held a courtesy information evening at Turangi Meeting House for landholders and interested people. They presented options for “Centralised, reticulated wastewater scheme for Muri area”. This is prior to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Tougher laws are not going to stop law-breakers from dying on our roads. The fatal accidents are due to people not obeying the existing laws that are there to protect them.
Last week’s front page headline, “Future Vision: The Monaco of the Pacific” was interesting, considering the state of our planet’s climate change and environmental impact dynamics, caused by a warming planet.