Ten years ago
Thursday, May 29, 2003
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.