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Talk about good timing. The black wooden ship 'Notorious', built by Victorian Graham Wylie, has sailed into Port Douglas right in the middle of announcements that the town will serve as a filming location for the next Pirates of the Caribbean film. Check out the Notorious here.

Tony Abbott is sending RAAF fighter jets to bomb ISIS in the Middle East but is ignoring far greater threats to Australia and the world.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon once remarked that Kiwi immigration to Australia would 'raise the IQ of both countries'. Given the comparison between the Scottish and English economies, the same might be true when unemployed Englishmen flood past the ruins of Hadrian's Wall.

AHOY! Sharpen your cutlass and bury ye treasure, mateys, because Walt Disney Studios just confirmed Queensland as the filming location of Pirates of the Caribbean. Read more here.

The benefits of a Pirates of the Caribbean film being shot in Port Douglas go beyond just being able to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp in person. Check out what the region's peak tourism body has to say about it.

Tony Abbott is sending RAAF fighter jets to bomb ISIS in the Middle East but is ignoring far greater threats to Australia and the world.

A B-Double truck hauling cane to the Mossman Mill rolled on the Rex Range on Saturday morning, with a community group saying the range road is too narrow to safely take big trucks.  

AHOY! Sharpen your cutlass and bury ye treasure, mateys, because Walt Disney Studios just confirmed Queensland as the filming location of Pirates of the Caribbean. Read more here.

New figures from Tourism Research Australia show that domestic visitor rates to Douglas have dropped severely - but all might not be what it seems. Click here for details.

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is calling on local research organisations to take advantage of the $25 million of government funds available under the new National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).

The benefits of a Pirates of the Caribbean film being shot in Port Douglas go beyond just being able to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp in person. Check out what the region's peak tourism body has to say about it.

Applications for Regional Arts Development Fund grants are now open through Douglas Shire Council - aspiring artists have until December to lodge their requests.

A community meeting at the Clink Theatre in Port Douglas last Thursday discussed the risk of environmental and health impacts from a proposed coal seam gas mining project at Mt Mulligan currently being considered by the State Government.

There's a storm coming - but that might not be a bad thing. Read financial columnist Roger Ward's thoughts about how North Queensland could find itself at the intersection of some very benefical economic factors.

QT Port Douglas will be hosting a cocktail lawn party for The Race That Stops A Nation and also raising funds for Children's Hospitals Foundation Australia.

Catch restrictions for Tropical Rock Lobster begin on October 1, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry warns. Click here for details. 

A charity ball this Friday will raise money for a bus for disabled people in Mossman, in addition to contributing ideas for the Sugar Festival next year.

Local councils are pushing the Productivity Commission for changes to the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, including the ability to use their own workers for cleanup in the aftermath of disasters like Cyclone Yasi.

Thieves have broken into at the Bally Hooley Steam Railway depot and made off with up to $15,000 worth of equipment including a Kubota tractor. 

The Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday and looked back at a year of invaluable services to the community.

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The Muddies have failed to catch up to Mareeba in the second game of the cricket season but are looking to improve their game before taking on Norths this weekend.

Check out the results from Mossman Golf Club's competitions over the weekend and get the skinny on their upcoming 'Chisel's Fun Day' Ambrose event.

Read Crocs President Andy Smith's thoughts on a highly successful 2014 season for the club here. 

All three teams of the Port Douglas Croc AFL club have secured victories at Saturday's grand final. Read Des Rolfe's report here.

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