Local News Bites / Wednesday 24 June 2020

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Tourism Minister, Kate Jones yesterday inspected the first stage of construction of the Mowbray Bridge as part of the Wangetti Trail. Ms Jones also announced the release of a $9 million tender for the next stage of work on this fantastic project which is forecast to generate over $300 million in revenue for the local economy and create up to 150 jobs.

Twenty-seven year old Port Douglas chef Daniel Rooney lost his appeal against a 12 year jail sentence in the Court of Appeal yesterday in relation to a series of violent offences committed in 2017 after he abducted a Port Douglas woman and held for 16 hours before driving her off the Kuranda Range.

TAFE Queensland will receive a $100,000 boost enabling them to bid for a contract that would create new jobs within the Far North maritime training industry.

A Mareeba man is one of two people charged over their alleged involvement in an international people smuggling venture.

A 44 year old Port Douglas man has been charged with 52 offences relating to possession, trafficking and supplying a dangerous drug and will appear in the Mossman Magistrates Court on 30 September.

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