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Mail: The Editor, Cook Islands News,  PO Box 15, Rarotonga

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Dear editor,

It surprises me how the world has gone mad over coronavirus. 

Dear editor,

On Thursday in the High Court, not for the first time and with increasing frequency, I made submissions on two guilty plea traffic cases.

Dear editor,

Can Prime Minister Puna remind us taxpayers why he insists we pay MP Albert Nicholas $72,000 a year, when it is widely known he is a fugitive from the New Zealand courts for allegedly taking a $40,000 rental car? Voters, don’t say it’s because he cuts your lawn and hedge. Government could hire more machines and labourers for less.

Dear editor,

Reading your editorial this morning (“Sweat equity counts for little”, Feb 29) my opinion is, it seems that you are mischief-making.

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.

Dear editor,

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.

Kia orana.

If you are so informed about the 17 New Zealand coastwatchers why not write their story? (Michael Field, Letters, Jan 30).

Dear editor,

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.

Dear Editor,

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.”

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