Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Deb­bie the Soc­cer Mum has of­ten won­dered whether a part time job at the House of Dan liquor em­po­rium might not be to her lik­ing. Af­ter all she can find any­thing in its vast spa­ces even if she’s blind­folded. That’s product knowl­edge. But while in a queue there the other day she had pause to re­con­sider. A rude man brushed passed her and pushed in ahead. Af­ter he was served Deb­bie fronted the counter to find the shop as­sis­tant some­what a-quiver. “What’s up?” she asked. “That bloke,” said the counter bloke. “He’s out on pa­role for armed rob­bery.” has no­ticed a lot more Span­ish spo­ken around town than nor­mal in these last few weeks. Ap­par­ently the visa rules for South Amer­i­cans have been re­laxed, al­low­ing the in­flux of such an­tipodean back­pack­ers into ru­ral Aus­tralia. Or maybe they just can’t get through Trump’s wall . . . And while we’re at it, Co­conut sends a happy hola to Maria from Uruguay.

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