Inaugural Shirts v Skins Touch Football Comp announced

By Destiny Givens The annual Christians v Atheists touch football competition has been expanded and now will be held on the first weekend in August at Barlow Park. It includes extra teams, including a Seventh Day Adventist contingent (pictured above). The event, conducted in a shirts/skins format, was originally scheduled for this week, but hasContinue reading “Inaugural Shirts v Skins Touch Football Comp announced”

Sexy Jess wins the FNQOTY gong

By Kimberley Schloss In a lavish ceremony at the Reef Casino in Cairns, international pop sensation and assistant coach at the Mackay Cutters, Jessica Mauboy, has been named as Far North Queenslander of the Year. The former Young Diva has been a perennial finalist in the competition, and is the first non-Cowboy recipient since SharynContinue reading “Sexy Jess wins the FNQOTY gong”

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”