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Business / Hold on to your Sombreros, The Mexican is back! 🌶🌮🍸

The Mexican is a vibrant, quirky and beloved restaurant located on Macrossan St. On the menu you’ll discover inventive South American inspired dishes served with a good dose of humour and lashings of friendly service.
Like most other businesses throughout the Shire, The Mexican is hard hit by the impact of coronavirus, and Editor Jayne checks in on how The Mexican owners Sarah and Jon are faring.

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Perspectives / Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures-the COVIDsafe

On any view of it, we are in extraordinary times. We are in the midst of a pandemic. People are dying. COVID-19 is, in many respects, unique compared to recent mass infectious diseases, like SARS and MERS. This disease is potentially fatal. It is highly contagious. It does not discriminate. Asymptomatic infected persons can spread it and its sequelae are not confined to pneumonia. It has been linked to major organ damage due to embolism and in children, severe septic shock.

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Douglas Shire Council / COVID-19 relief package

Council yesterday unanimously resolved to endorse a $179,000 COVID-19 relief package to ease pressure on businesses and residents suffering financial stress in the Shire.

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Letter / The new Council must protect our hard-earned environmental credentials

Whilst I firstly congratulate the new Mayor and Councillors on their election, it’s sad to think that some people seem to be celebrating the demise of those who have fought in the past for the Shire’s environmental credentials.

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Letter / Promises, promises!

With promises to consult, be transparent and represent the people of the Shire, the Mayor needs to explain the contradiction with his actions since taking office.

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Obituary / Paul Grischy

Obituary for the beloved Paul Grischy of Catalina days….

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Tourism / Top marks for our destination in global strategic marketing report

Great news for our unique natural destination and for Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, receiving a welcome report card from strategic consultants Destination Think!
Our local region has topped its audit of tourism destinations globally for the second consecutive year.

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Environment / Thousands alarmed over Douglas Shire Council’s threat to Daintree

Within 48 hours of its launch, over 2500 people have signed a petition expressing their opposition to the Douglas Shire Council Mayor’s proposals threatening the Daintree World Heritage rainforest.

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