Woman accused of Cairns quarantine hotel fire denied bail, told court she was ‘stuck in a box’

Tessie Ann Merrypor, charged with one count each of arson and wilful damage of the Pacific Hotel, was today denied bail in the Cairns Magistrates Court.

‘Walk out of uni and get a job’: the demand for pharmacists across Cairns

A shortage of community pharmacists, particularly in regional areas like the Far North, is making an already attractive career prospect even more enticing.

Schools, jails, airports added to list of Queensland venues requiring mandatory staff vaccinations

First doses for staff of schools, childcare centres, jails and airports must be received by December 17 under a vaccination mandate extension.

Lime Cordiale to bring fresh music festival to Cairns with big Australian line-up

Lime Cordiale is set to bring The Squeeze to Cairns Showgrounds next year, boasting Thelma Plum, Client Liaison and Beddy Rays among other Aussie artists.

Omicron COVID-19 variant now in Darwin, Queensland ‘monitoring developments’

The new COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’ is now in two Australian states and territories, with the NT confirming a case in a traveller from South Africa.

Cairns woman charged with arson, wilful damage over quarantine hotel fire

A mother charged with arson and wilful damage after the Pacific Hotel went up in flames has had her matter heard at the Cairns Magistrates Court today.