Look­ing out for Sandy

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

IT’S been nice to read a bit about Sandy Cat from other peo­ple.

He is such a char­ac­ter and I have loved get­ting to know him through my year work­ing from Prince’s Wharf next to Cafe 3.nine­teen.

We hang out al­most ev­ery day, he some­times lays on the desk right in the place where the key­board is sup­posed to be, and de­mands my at­ten­tion while purring like a steam en­gine.

Other days he’s too cool for school and won’t come near me for a pat. He’s a very en­ter­tain­ing dis­trac­tion. I was won­der­ing if any­one out there was tak­ing ul­ti­mate re­spon­si­bil­ity for his well-be­ing?

Some­one out there has taken the time to reg­is­ter him with Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil and to put a col­lar on him. Is that per­son still in the area? He is get­ting on in years and with the wa­ter­front project mov­ing for­ward pretty soon things might get a lit­tle un­set­tling for the lit­tle fella. It’d be nice to know some­one spe­cial has got his back.

If any­one knows any­thing, could you let us (3.nine­teen staff and/or me) know? coun­try away.

And it has North Queens­lan­ders grum­bling, as many were caught un­aware this was com­ing.

It was frus­trat­ing to read how the gift of many thou­sands of hectares of land still does not please the in­dige­nous el­ders, now they want fund­ing to set up busi­nesses.

How about go­ing to the bank for a loan, like any non-in­dige­nous busi­ness has to do.

Why should the Govern­ment put up mil­lions of our tax­payer dol­lars to set up new in­dige­nous busi­nesses that will com­pete for the tourist dol­lar with non­indige­nous busi­nesses that strug­gle to meet their loan re­pay­ments to the banks?

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