Sources: Jaguar attacks Ringo

By Murray Murchison There are grave concerns within the intelligence community that the recent wildlife exchange between the Mexico and North Queensland governments could lead to significant security concerns. The so-called CrocJag Initiative was intended to promote bipartisan trade and wildlife agreements, but instead may have exposed the inner workings of the NQ government toContinue reading “Sources: Jaguar attacks Ringo”

Quaffers queue for quenching Quetza

By Paolo Zupp The first shipment of the Quetza range of Beers and Ales has arrived at Dan Murphy’s Smithfield, and lovers of the amber liquid are lining up outside to get their first taste. Herbert Wang (above), of Baja Roca Blanca, was one of the first to pick up a carton of the launchContinue reading “Quaffers queue for quenching Quetza”

Beyoncé wins second prize in Brent Tate portrait competition

By Shirley Higgins-Croft The results of the Plain Dealer portrait competition have been announced in a ceremony today at L’Unico convention centre. The competition, open to kids ten years and under, attracted more than seventy  thousand entries from 56 countries. Their brief was to produce a portrait of NRL legend, Brent Tate, whose story of pain,Continue reading “Beyoncé wins second prize in Brent Tate portrait competition”

Hess tipped to wear maroon

By Destiny Givens Speculation is mounting among the best brains in Rugby League punditry as to what is going to happen to the beleaguered Maroon pack. The engine-room of the Queensland team was out-muscled in the opening match of this year’s Origin series, and coach Kev Walters will want to redress the imbalance.  In theContinue reading “Hess tipped to wear maroon”

Ransomware attack to affect rambutan availability

By Paolo Zupp It has emerged that last week’s global ransomware attack has affected vital North Queensland infrastructure and institutions, including the Cairns Christian Coalition and Rusty’s Market. In addition, it is believed that the payroll database at Cairns Base Hospital may have been compromised, with medical services likely to improve. There are further unconfirmed reportsContinue reading “Ransomware attack to affect rambutan availability”

Beatriz threatens the isthmus

By Allan Povah Residents of eastern Mexico are bracing this evening as category 9 tropical storm Beatriz bears down on the vulnerable isthmus. Producers of rambutans and bananas in far North Queensland are unapologetically hopeful that the storm will wipe out competing crops in the Mexican food-bowl, which could result in fruit shortages and on-marketContinue reading “Beatriz threatens the isthmus”

Cassowary steals cookie

By Kimberley Schloss Police are seeking witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of the Subway outlet at North Cairns (above) last night for help in their investigations into a feathery flock of sandwich thieves who have been operating in the area. It has been alleged by part-time sandwich artist Tea Gundersen, 19, of Mooroobool,Continue reading “Cassowary steals cookie”