Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette : 2018-12-06

OPINION : 9 : 9

OPINION

OPINION 09 PORT DOUGLAS & MOSSMAN GAZETTE THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 2018 Roving eye 10 years ago December 4, 2008 HUNGRY THIEF LEAVES ID TRAIL: rubbish offenders. Dozens of volunteers turned out in force to clean up Port Douglas as part of the Far North Queensland Marine Debris Project, run by Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society. During a two-hour period about 35 volunteers collected more than 1350 pieces of rubbish weighing in at 145kg. A Cairns man who broke into an Oak Beach home using a pair of scissors before stealing a car left his wallet in the house, allowing police to identify him. The man cut a hole in the flyscreen before stealing several tins of pineapple. A bike was also left at the scene. FUNDING FOR DAMAGED ROADS: FINANCE QUESTIONS: The Douglas region will share in more than $658,095 disaster funding to repair local road damage cause by monsoonal flooding right across the Far North. Cairns Regional Council received the funds after the floods caused significant damage to the council’s road infrastructure. Frustrations continued to run high as key financial questions remained unanswered during a Friends of Douglas Shire deputation. “Amalgamation was supposed to result in cost savings and better provision of services. The opposite has occurred. The FODS seek an explanation,” FODS spokesman Michael Gabour said. BIGGEST REEF LITTER CULPRITS: Fires on Four Mile Beach and cigarette butts have been identified as major marine All letters should be sent as email. Photos should be JPG attachments not smaller than 1mb. The editor reserves the right to refuse or edit any letter for publication. V1 - CRGE01Z01MA

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