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 John David’s letter of October 9, headed “Another perspective on land”, by saying from the outset that he’s lost the plot, making his comments unfounded and unworthy of response!
Regarding Tim Tepaki's many, many letters decrying those sceptical of China's intentions in the Pacific, I would like to recommend readers to research the “Social Credit” plan.
The selection process used by both the panel which chooses Heads of Ministries (HOMs), and the people who choose Cabinet ministers is of great concern.
I've read the regular letters in your paper from Tim Tepaki and feel compelled to offer some input. I am a Cook Islander by descent and am in the process of moving my life to Rarotonga to live on the land of my forefathers. My life has been spent in business and in the real estate world.
It would seem that here in the Cook Islands we have to wait until problems reach critical proportions before we are finally motivated to do something about them with the risk of being punished for our tardiness, losing opportunities, or spending too much.
Now that the war with ghost writers and smoke signalers appear to be waning, the election has come and gone with government losing the election and regaining the Treasury benches (only in the Cook Islands), the Budget is passed and we again have political stability, people are asking where to now with the Paradise Prosperity Plan (PPP) development scoped by Merchant of Paradise (MOP) for the Pa Enua.