Smoke Signals

Tuesday June 12, 2018 Published in Smoke Signals
A billboard at Panama depicts a fi t and well Albert Nicholas. Nicholas has been in New Zealand for three weeks receiving medical treatment. 18061104 A billboard at Panama depicts a fi t and well Albert Nicholas. Nicholas has been in New Zealand for three weeks receiving medical treatment. 18061104

Billboards and adverts misleading, says smoke signaller

The colourful and promotional political billboards and campaign adverts by MP Albert Nicholas are totally misleading, and someone should be called to account for this.

These are old photos of Nicholas and should not have been used to show that he is fit and well and in person on Rarotonga. The fact is, he only returned a few days ago from Auckland. RAPPA voters should beware of the deceit behind his political advertisements. In my opinion they should vote for a person who has integrity, is healthy and can be trusted.

WE’RE ALL IN DEBT…

Can the Minister of Finance confirm that the national per capita debt for every man, woman and child in the country is over $13,000? For a small island state this is far too high and not sustainable. We should not allow any more loans from ADB and China.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

“The letter writer “Political Realist” says the Demos lack quality candidates with no experience, a smoke signaller says. “Well let’s see: Top lawyer with a longstanding practice in the Cook Islands, top lawyer and former Cabinet Minister, business owner and former Cabinet minister, senior policeman and senior machine operator and Cabinet minister. Then there are members with own businesses and a former teacher, amongst others. That mix isn’t bad at all!”

HOW THEY STACK UP…

The same cheeky signaller reckons the CIP candidates don’t stack up against the opposition “Let’s take a look at the former professions of some CIP members: Lawyer and entertainer, heavy machinery business co-owner, fish and chip shop owner, public servant, planter and machine operator. Apart from the leader most have little or no political experience. It’s amazing how quickly the ministers adjust to a life of luxury and all expenses paid travel. Let’s hope the Demo stay on the right path once they win office at the elections.”

TIME FOR A NEW FRONT

Hopefully in his anniversary year of ownership of CITC, Trevor Clark has some plans to sort out the Foodland’s façade. It’s a blot on the landscape amongst all the other good looking shop frontages.

THE BLAME GAME

So the CIP are blaming the Demos for the state of the roads. The CIP are the government and hold the purse strings, so it is obvious whose fault it is. Stop playing the blame game. Get on with governing for the good of all the people instead of just for those who vote your party. Time for reality check and time to kick the current lot out.

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