Category: All News
Crispin Hull / Collapse
Look at the US now. Its President is so psychiatrically disordered with narcissism that he is incapable of dealing with the COVID crisis in a coherent, empathetic way. Everything he says and does is through a prism of himself. He has now turned his whole re-election campaign into one of race hate, law and order and a bizarre invention of a threat from “left-wing fascists”.
The Cane Cut / Mossman Mill update
Management is confident that the Mill is now, and will remain, fully operational for the 2020 crush.
Local Sport / Basketball Club calls for community support
Port Douglas Basketball Club shares their view that local basketball needs an indoor stadium and that the broader community needs an indoor sports and entertainment centre.
Local News Bites / Tuesday 7 July 2020
Equo Straws have launched four variations of a 100% biodegradable and compostable straw using natural ingredients sourced from local farming communities including coconut straws, rice…
Crispin Hull / Spending
When the Government announced this week its $80 billion increase in military spending over the next decade to $270 billion, there was no chorus of “Where is the money coming from?” that usually accompanies pre-election promises of, say, increased dental services or childcare subsidies.
Research Article / The evidence for native coconuts growing in Australia
What is the evidence that coconut palms were growing on the Australian mainland before the introduction of coconuts by Europeans?
Dr Doug Quarry / More Melbourne suburbs may face lockdown
About 300,000 residents of ten Melbourne postcodes have spent their first night of lockdown aimed at stamping out several new coronavirus clusters as another 66 new cases are confirmed in Victoria today.
Budget Analysis / Tourism Port Douglas Daintree funding slashed, Douglas Chamber of Commerce funding approved
⟼Tourism Port Douglas Daintree funding slashed by close to 50%
⟼Douglas Chamber of Commerce (DCC) funding approved for $50 000
⟼Tourism and Economic Development Officer appointed
Enquiry / Questions raised about the future of the Mossman Golf Club and the operation of the Douglas Community and Sports Club
ENQUIRY / Questions raised about the future of the Mossman Golf Club and the operation of the Douglas Community and Sports Club
With Sugar / Business of the Week
With school holidays underway, increased visitation will see more retail spending in the Douglas Shire. Today, Natalie chats all things sweet with Alison from ‘With Sugar’ – what inspires her, the local and visitor experience, and her love of the old-fashioned retail experience which she has brought to Macrossan Street.