New York her new home?

Monday October 23, 2017 Published in Smoke Signals

Congratulations to former Health secretary Elizabeth Iro for scoring such an exalted position. So where will the newly appointed Chief Nurse Officer to the World Health Organization be based? New York? Brisbane? Timbuktu?



With large numbers of visitors on the island, driving is definitely becoming a hazardous business. And why is it, when you spot instances of dangerous driving, there is usually never a cop in sight? What the police need to do is position officers with radar guns near the end of some of the straights where people frequently speed. This will not only hit the offenders where it hurts – in their pockets, but will also give a much-needed boost to the government’s coffers.


The visit to Avatiu last week by a large and very flash superyacht is a vivid reminder of the imbalance of wealth in our world. The millions it cost to buy a billionaire’s plaything could have bought food for many thousands of starving people.

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