> less than one week to go

MEDIA COMMENT One week to go to the start of the 2006 hurricane season on Wednesday 1st November next week. No sign, however, that we have learnt anything from lessons of last year - namely the need for the free, fast and independent news media to monitor emerging disasters. It reflects poorly on media and other leaders when an island like Pukapuka can be smashed apart and still nothing is done more than a year and a half later. Could be so much better. Already, police have picked up on media suggestions to start a small boat registry. Question is, has the registry been updated yet? Or will authorities wait until the media rings up again?

6 comments:

Guy Barry said...

Well it can only be on a sad note that hurricane season is here.After the devastation in New Orleans one would thinks the authorities would be making a big effort to let people know what they are doing.Also what they have put in place to help in disaster.
Whats the plaan

Guy Barry said...

Well it can only be on a sad note that hurricane season is here.After the devastation in New Orleans one would thinks the authorities would be making a big effort to let people know what they are doing.Also what they have put in place to help in disaster.
Plan?

T.Z. said...

Well this year was very subtle and quiet. Mother nature exhausted herself last year and thus we can be sure not to expect any big storm soon. ;-) Ink for Less

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Anonymous said...

Your article was very informational...I am from florida where hurricane are no stranger,,,I'm glad this year was better than last.

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Anonymous said...

it must be hard to live in this hurricane valley. Hope this is gonna be a good season for all of you! the pics from New Orleans where very shocking hope thtat this wasn´t the beginning of further and even harder weather experience we are all victims of due the climate change.

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