Order! Order! Cook Islanders remind us that Luveni is NOT the first Woman in the South Pacific to become Speaker of Parliament - Cook Islanders were the FIRST!
“Firstly, allow me to congratulate you, Madam Speaker, on your election as Speaker of this Parliament. To become the first woman Speaker of a Parliament in Fiji, or in any other Pacific Island Country, is a singular achievement and an inspiration to women everywhere." President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
Cook Islands Speaker Niki Rattle - she was appointed Speaker of the Cook Islands Parliament in June 2012:
And before Rattle:
"...Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy... censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives." --Robert A. Heinlein, -If This Goes On
Norway-Sweden Disunion: The 1905 Velvet Divorce: As Recorded In The Private Diary of British Diplomatist Sir James Rennell Rodd in Scandinavia [Kindle Edition] Victor Lal (Author);
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