Ten years ago

Thurs­day, May 8, 2003

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Beach­front rain­for­est was again at­tacked last week when a res­i­dent al­legedly cleared fore­shore veg­e­ta­tion at Four Mile Beach. The lat­est bout of il­le­gal clear­ing fol­lowed the de­struc­tion of 4600sq m of beach­front rain­for­est on the Wonga Beach for­shore and Newell Beach where three at­tempts to reveg­e­tate an area of the fore­shore has been ham­pered by van­dals rip­ping out seedlings.

Port Dou­glas State School Year 4 stu­dents are de­ves­tated their hard work grow­ing and learn­ing about pump­kins has been smashed. On Tues­day, the Year 4 class re­turned to school to find one of their largest pump­kins smashed over the school grounds in the sec­ond pump­kin at­tack in as many weeks.

Moss­man Cen­tral Mill man­age­ment has thrown its weight be­hind the Queens­land Govern­ment’s pro­posed sugar in­dus­try re­form leg­is­la­tion but Queens­land cane­grow­ers claim there has not been enough con­sul­ta­tion. Mill man­ager Alan John­stone said the changes, in­clud­ing the abol­ish­ment of Cane Pro­duc­tion Ar­eas, were well over­due. Hun­dreds of Pan Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals prod­ucts were last week taken off phar­macy and su­per­mar­ket shelves in the Dou­glas Shire as part of the largest na­tion­wide re­call of prod­ucts. The Ther­a­peu­tic Goods Ad­min­is­tra­tion last Mon­day sus­pended Pan Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals’ li­cence for six months fol­low­ing a se­ries of safety and qual­ity breaches. The Quick­sil­ver Crocs, in­spired by cen­tre-half for­ward Matt Shaw, top­pled Ma­nunda Hawks from the top four on the CAFL lad­der af­ter a 16- goal drub­bing in Satur­day’s game at Bund­aberg Rum Sta­dium in Cairns.

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