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.
Kia orana e te Etita.
Me ka tika iakoe kia tuku atu i toku manako ki roto i taau nuti pepa i te pau atu i te reta a Ata Piakura i tata i te Varaire ra 19 o Okotopa no runga i toku papa ruau a John Salmon Taripo.
I refer to Alan Clarkson-Dodd’s letter of October 11 headed, “China’s planned ‘Social Credit’ system prompts warning”, in which he maliciously attacked China’s Social Credit system liked by some 80 per cent Chinese to discredit China.
I am writing regarding the Cook Islands News article headlined “Holiday hard work for Aussie couple,” about two people who spent their holiday repairing graves in Nikao cemetery.
The avoidable suspension of the members of the Cook Islands Nursing Association (CINA) as reported in the Cook Islands News appears heavy-handed and leads one to assume the Secretary of Health acted under instructions.
In reply to a letter in CINews on October 24 paper by a cowardly political commentator, I want to make it clear that first, there is a marked difference between research findings and political activity.
I’ve been wondering who hacked my computer last week and downloaded files before crashing it, and now I know it’s your smoke signaler who said “Tim’s got in wrong”, in a piece published in CINews on October 19.
Firstly, may I apologise to writer John David for simply glossing over his letter of October 9 headed “Another perspective on land”, and for responding as I did in saying he had lost the plot.