Smoke Signals

Thursday July 19, 2018 Published in Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals


It is high time the Airport Authority sorted out the issues with their automated carpark – but this looks to be unlikely to happen anytime in the near future.

Spotted one Friday morning at 7am recently was a queue of motorists waiting to get into the carpark. The line of waiting vehicles stretched right out on to the main road.


Following the completion of the electoral petitions (where it is likely the caretaker PM Puna and his newly sworn in caretaker government will probably lose several seats as a result), I’d love to be a ‘fly on the wall’ when the two independents and the OCI pretender try to explain to their constituents the real reason they joined with the CIP government instead of the Democratic and possible OCI coalition. In all three cases it was their supporters who worked hard to vote and put them in – but it was “their newly elected MP” who disregarded their wish to join with the Demos, because their newly elected status gave them fat heads and corrupted their ability to listen to those who elected them rather than their committees. Yes, an awful lot of frustrated tears will be shed when the Demos win and the brutal reality sinks in that all three newbie wannabes simply went power-crazy!



Watching the health conference at the National Auditorium was like watching five times more chairs than people – can you imagine how that must have looked for the visitors? The only other people there were public servants and retirees. The number of people swelled when the buffet was open, and you could see the plates were being loaded up by some who didn’t need it! Oh well, who cares about the waistline – if it’s there, then we can’t let it go to waste.

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