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.
In reply to Roger Malcolm’s letter published in CINews on Friday August 24, 2018, I wonder if Mr Malcom actually read Mata McNair’s first article?
It’s been another magical performance by the Minister of Finance to achieve a record budget surplus for the second year in a row – or has it?
May I respond to Wellington’s financial guru Kevin Barr’s letter of August 20, headed ‘Sting in the tail’, in which he rings a bell that tolls for us at Merchant of Paradise (MOP) and warning us about “the sting in the tail when borrowing large sums of money from the Chinese”.
In his August 16 reply to my original letter concerning outer island expenditure by government, Utu Panu indicates pretty clearly that he doesn’t live in the Pa Enua – he mentions ‘them’ and ‘they’ and ‘these people’, not ‘us’ or ‘we,’ as if he belonged. I wonder whether he even lives in the Cook Islands.
Nooroa Tuoro (CINews August 20), thinks he is smart or brave for putting his name and blood groups in the newspaper for all to see but really all he is doing is showing off about his heritage and his good fortune for having been born on the right side of the blanket in the Cook Islands.