Artists target Elite Performer

By Destiny Givens. The iconic Coastwatchers bus-stop seat outside the Red Cross on Trinity Beach Road, which for many years has featured Real-Estate Agent, Mark Carmady (the Elite Performer), has again been the target of graffiti artists. Overnight, the picture of Mr Carmady affixed to the eastern side of the seat was decorated with someContinue reading “Artists target Elite Performer”

Mourners flock to farewell Cutie

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. From Botswana, from Birdsville and from Brinsmead they came. From the families of Pelecanidae, Phoenicopteridae and Thurston they came. Over the canefields, from the swamps and through the McGregor Road construction-site they came. They drove, they crawled, they flew, they walked. And yesterday, they cried and squawked. On an unseasonably wet dayContinue reading “Mourners flock to farewell Cutie”

Blue Moon gone forever

By Murray Murchison. Restaurants open and close in Trinity Beach. The swings and roundabouts of cyclones, climate change and pandemics combined with the see-sawing of capricious dining preferences, the laughing-clown social-media influencers and the house of mirrors of digital life add up to a fairground of despair. We have seen them come and go. Atlantis,Continue reading “Blue Moon gone forever”

New graffiti talent emerges

By Paolo Zupp. Following the discovery of a suspected Banksy artwork in Trinity Beach over two years ago, there was some expectation that this would inspire local artists and lead to a revival of a time-honoured art-form. Until now this has not eventuated. But, this morning Trinity Beach residents were delighted to find a selectionContinue reading “New graffiti talent emerges”

Internet explodes over curlew death

By Kimberley Schloss. Starting with a tweet by Kirriana wear a mask (above), the Twittersphere has been awash with grief, vitriol and indignation over the reported death of a curlew near a Trinity Beach barbecue yesterday afternoon. As the evening wore on, more and more disturbing information came to light about the deceased bird, whoContinue reading “Internet explodes over curlew death”

Police investigate Real Estate scam

By Shirley Higgins Croft. Police are investigating a string of property scams that have fleeced North Queensland residents of hundreds of millions of dollars. Senior Sergeant Carolyn Burnham of the Real Estate Division of Cairns Police held a press conference today at Fratelli’s restaurant on Vasey Esplanade. “There have been seven documented cases of propertiesContinue reading “Police investigate Real Estate scam”

Man dies on Earl Hill

By Murray Murchison. A man has been found dead on the northern side of Earl Hill (above), just metres away from the affluent Tari Place precinct of Trinity Beach. Senior Sergeant Benedict Griffin of the Smithfield Branch fronted a press conference at the Bangkok Rose restaurant on Trinity Beach Road this evening and announced thatContinue reading “Man dies on Earl Hill”

Sinkhole causes chaos at Trinity Beach

By Paolo Zupp A sinkhole has opened up overnight on Vasey Esplanade at Trinity Beach. The cause of the three-metre deep crater is unknown, but speculation is rife that no-hoper youths may be involved. The hazard, which is located slightly south of the stinger nets, is causing great inconvenience to strollers and dog-walkers who haveContinue reading “Sinkhole causes chaos at Trinity Beach”

Grey Lagoon commences filming at Trinity Beach

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Trinity Beach locals have been playing spot-the-superstar as a cavalcade of celebrities flood intro the small community for the commencement of filming of Alby Mangels latest cinematic masterpiece, Grey Lagoon. After some delays, production has finally commenced on the multi-million dollar blockbuster, a remake of the 1980s classic, Blue Lagoon, which originallyContinue reading “Grey Lagoon commences filming at Trinity Beach”

L’Unicos apologises for blackboard art

By Paolo Zupp Management at the popular Trinity Beach eatery, L’Unicos, has formally apologised for blackboard art that appeared outside the establishment last week. The six-word artistic statement (above) has offended the vocal and influential feminist organisation, Vasey Remedial Bitches (VRB), who have claimed that the message is an unambiguous slur on the group andContinue reading “L’Unicos apologises for blackboard art”