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Looking back at government’s social, economic and political performance failures over recent years, and the resulting repercussions of this government’s incompetency in so many areas; for example, it incompetence to institute relevant social youth programmes, leading to an increase in youth drink-driving deaths, crimes and suicides.
It is with great sadness that I heard of the laying to rest of my dear brother ELiu ELiu. Ever since we met during our Masters Degree studies at Avondale College back in 1995, I have had the utmost respect and high regard for this Man of God.
It really saddens me to read in this morning’s newspaper (August 20) that the Ui Ariki or traditional leaders have given their full support to chlorinate our water. I thought they would give chances to their Matakeinanga to get the support.
Chlorine was discovered in 1774 by chemist Karl Scheele; first used for disinfection in 1850, and used to disinfect London’s water supply during its infamous cholera epidemic.
With the Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai Project and proposed ocean outfall for Muri septic, the left hand doesn't seem to know what the right is doing.
I see in last Thursday's paper that visitor numbers to the Cook Islands, especially from New Zealand, are declining. Also I read that the whale research centre needs money to rebuild.