Ten years ago

Thurs­day, May 29, 2003

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

The spec­ta­cle that was Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale 2003 was en­joyed by thou­sands of peo­ple, start­ing May 16 with cock­tails at sun­set on the Port Dou­glas Sugar Wharf and con­clud­ing with the Seafood Ex­trav­a­ganza at the Ma­rina Mi­rage on Sun­day, May 25. Port Dou­glas po­lice­man Steve Wak­er­ley mounted the no­to­ri­ous buck­ing bull Breathal­yser for the ride of his life at the Car­ni­vale Bull Ride Spec­tac­u­lar on Satur­day night and raised $1700 for the Va­ri­ety Club of Queens­land. An in­crease of crime in the Dou­glas Shire has over­loaded the Moss­man Mag­is­trate’s Court and as a con­se­quence court days have dou­bled from fort­nightly to weekly ses­sions. From June 17, Moss­man Mag­is­trate’s Court will deal with Chil­drens’ Court, Lo­cal sport­ing fam­ily the Duries’ came home win­ners of the 2013 Car­ni­vale Golf Chal­lenge held at the Links Golf Club on Wed­nes­day, May 21. Links golf­ing di­rec­tor Melissa Gra­ham said 132 play­ers, twice the num­ber of play­ers com­pared to last year, teed off at the event.

Per­fect sail­ing con­di­tions ush­ered in the Car­ni­vale Clip­per Cup 2003 held off Four Mile Beach on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day. Port Dou­glas Yacht Club rear com­modore Greg Byrne said 18 en­tries from the lo­cal club, Cairns Yacht Club, Half Moon Bay Yacht Club and the Cairns Cruis­ing Yacht Squadron com­peted.

do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, civil and fam­ily law, ar­rests, gen­eral sum­mons, peo­ple in cus­tody, traf­fic ap­pli­ca­tions and ap­peals ev­ery Tues­day in­stead of ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day. Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil has put on hold in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the cost of a bridge across the Dain­tree River and a sec­ond ferry for the river as ini­tial in­quiries have found the in­fra­struc­ture would be too costly.

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