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Managers - Venezuela
Entertainment are presently seeking Shift Managers for their Venezuelan
operation. Spanish would be an advantage. Ian
Micki and Family
I wanted to thank everyone for all your lovely messages, cards, donations
and flowers. so kind. Especially want to thank everyone on the Palm Princess
out of West Palm Beach, Florida, & St Marys Hospital ICU for all their
help during the accident, without you we wouldn't have been able to spend
the time we did with monkey.
Monkey is now at peace.
THANK YOU all so much. You kept us strong.
Love micki, sheila and family.
PESENTLY IN: montreal
IS SEARCHING FOR: simon wisbach
Looking for a
change or a new job ?
£15 for 3 months
The number of casino staff listing in
employment section has dropped dramatically since a modest fee was
introduced last year. The reason staff now have to pay is because I was
being swamped everyday with listings from Eastern Europe and Asia.
Those who now list show that they're
about finding a new or better position in the industry. So If you're looking
for a change or a challenge. Payment can be made through PayPal with a
Nothing ventured etc...
PESENTLY IN: Johannesburg
IS SEARCHING FOR: Easton
THE CLUES ARE...: He worked in surveillance at Sun City and moved to
the Polana is Mozambique.
NAME: Julia Hall
PESENTLY IN: NZ
IS SEARCHING FOR: Howard Sleebush
THE CLUES ARE...: Last heard of in the Philippines or Southend on Sea.
Sent you a postcard to Manila ages ago but that was when the eruption happened.
Drop me a line as a few of the Freeport guys might be meeting up in the
UK in August 2009.
NAME: john sidebotham
MESSAGE: just read about Martin(Monkey) what a shock, i had pleasure
to meet and work with him shortly on the Princess in west palm last year
before i escaped. Only the good die young.. thoughts and prayers to his
family.. r.i.p mate...
NAME: nikki baylis
PESENTLY IN: london
IS SEARCHING FOR: chris carvell
THE CLUES ARE...: Manager of the Emerald Seas 1988 ish
NAME: Josh Billington
PESENTLY IN: CYPRUS
IS SEARCHING FOR: Phil Davies (Found)
THE CLUES ARE...: Junkets Istanbul, Morroco,Bulgaria. Went to Kazakhstan.
Sorry to hear about your father. Get in touch I have a good job for you
NAME: Ricky Dizzle
MESSAGE: Hi, Im in need of any information about attaining work in
HELLO FROM: Andy Millar
PRESENTLY IN: Birmingham England.
You baby sat me when i was small
You made me laugh when i was tall
You made me smile when you played air guitar
and phoned when you broke down in the car.
Putting units together was never your thing,
i know what i'll give Georgie a ring.
A big hairy guy that made us laugh and made us
cry, but what a fantastic guy.
LOVE YOU MONKEY.
I will be going to G2E Asia in early June and flying into Hong
Kong on the 1st. If any visitors now working in the S.A.R. want to show
me around or meet up please get in contact.
We are holding a celebration of life for Monkey
on the 23rd May at Downs Crematorium in
Brighton, to be followed by a party in Ladies Mile pub. We will
display all messages of those who can't attend and have a toast to absent
friends... Thank you for your kind messages and emails they mean so much
and are helping us through...
Love micki, sheila, josh, Jess, Hayley
NAME: Lee Pritchard
PESENTLY IN: Europe
IS SEARCHING FOR: Patrick Scott Prior
THE CLUES ARE...: Last herd of in Moscow ?
NAME: Malcolm O'Dare
MESSAGE: Monkey you are such a vivid memory to everybody and a sad
loss to us all, you have been such a joy to us all and your life is such
a celebration. You have definately touched me as you have touched us all,
wish you were here you crazy diamond. It's been said before but once met
never forgotten for all the right reasons.
Micki. We are here for you and our thoughts are with you, Josh, Jess,
Sheila, Hayley and Zac.
NAME: Karen Ashby
MESSAGE: MONKEY....used to baby sit me when i was young back in the
late 70's. He came back home to Brighton to start a family in the 00's
and worked decorating with me and what a great guy. He always made me smile
and laugh doing his air guitar with the roller pole. Forever singin....
but never any working but he sure made me laugh. You will be greatly missed
Monk. Love you man. R.I.P Love to Micki, Shelia, Josh, Jessica, Hayley
and Zac xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
NAME: Jon Aronson
MESSAGE: Just remembering Monkey brings a smile to my face. Cheers
Monkey thanks for making me laugh a lot.
MESSAGE: Hi everbody, Just question. Any advise how get job in casino
for Royal Carrebeea Cruise. If someone have info, please Help me and send
Thank You so much . Best Regards Pablo
NAME: Dave Scott
PRESENTLY IN: MudIsland - Trevor Hammond where are you ? send me an
3. EMAIL: email@example.com
NAME: Ian Hatcher
PESENTLY IN: Blackpool
IS SEARCHING FOR: Steve Height
THE CLUES ARE...: Manager Sun International SA, Stanleys UK.
NAME: Lee Pritchard
PESENTLY IN: Europe
IS SEARCHING FOR: Brett Samuelson
THE CLUES ARE...: Hey mate get in touch be over your side in the next
couple of weeks .
NAME: Tracy Ryan (Hillcoat)
MESSAGE: I am shocked and saddened to hear about Monkey. He was
a truly unique guy and like others have said, a legend. I worked
with him around 1990 on 2 NCL ships and was always great to have around.
Dougie Tait and Monkey on the dice table - what a combination!
I am glad to hear he had a partner and children to share his life with
and my heart goes out to them. The world is a sadder place without
thinking of him in it.
NAME: Andy Hodgson
MESSAGE: Monkey - thanks for being my friend - I miss you already.
NAME: Mark Bradshaw
PESENTLY IN: Moscow
IS SEARCHING FOR: Any ex-colleagues.
THE CLUES ARE...: I worked in Westcliff-on-sea, Bournemouth, Manchester
& Brighton in the UK. Turkey, Latvia, Ukraine, Israel and Lithuania
NAME: Sarah Impey
My deepest sympathy goes out to you Micki and your family, thinking
of you all at this difficult time! Monkey was a larger than life personality,
one that is difficult to forget, Unfortunately will not be able to make
it to the celebration of his life but will raise a toast to him wherever
I am. Take Care of yourself!!! All my love Sarah xxxx'
NAME: shaun rostron
PESENTLY IN: london
IS SEARCHING FOR: tim gallagher
THE CLUES ARE...: trained me in brum....84. last seen at the barracuda
NAME: Stuart Warren
PESENTLY IN: Ghana
IS SEARCHING FOR: Rory Botten
non gaming & managerial - Huddersfield
Red have placed an Ad. today for an expected Summer opening of their first
casino in Huddersfield. Click the link for further details. Ian
NAME: Gary Morrison
MESSAGE: Monkey.....It was a pleasure to work with U....R.I.P.
NAME: Peter Anderton
MESSAGE: My Deepest sympathy to you Micki and your family on your loss
:( We had a lot of good times and laughter on Princess cruises
:) Monkey will up in heaven partying up a storm with my Robert
:) Love you loads Micki xxxx.
NAME: FILTHY WILF
MESSAGE: R.I.P MONKEY It was a pleasure knowing you.
NAME: Vanessa Hardman
PESENTLY IN: Sydney Australia
IS SEARCHING FOR: anyone I've worked with since 1995
THE CLUES ARE...: Sky city, Auckland, Crown casino, Melbourne, Hotel
Versailles, Russia, 78 Club, Dublin, Starcity, Sydney. Serious debauchery.
NAME: Tracey Smithies
MESSAGE: Just read about "Monkey". worked with him in Brighton at Yorkies
in early 90's. Am shocked to here the news. Condolences to his family.
NAME: Jacques Henry
PRESENTLY IN: In Texas and is moving to Florida in two weeks time.
VIP Manager - Unspecified
Empire Recruitment have placed
an Ad. for the above position today. It's a chance for land based Management
to get into the online business. Ian
How are you with computer
graphics and images ?
I'm looking for someone who could design a range of casino themed graphics
(gifs or flash) for Gaming floor. The first one would be a new header for
the employment section. If you have some time on your hands and want to
give it a go send an example of a recent creation. Also let me know what
your terms would be.
I'd do them myself but I spend enough time on the PC as it is. firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Brewer phoned me the other day but the number left on
the answering machine was not audible. If anyone knows his contact number
let me know. (Sorted)
NAME: Hugo Mersey
MESSAGE: Monkey...gone. What terrible news. I had the distinct pleasure
of working with him on the Star of Texas in 93/94. I can vividly remember
'The week of carnage' in Cozumel while the 'Star' was in wet dock. We went
to Chichen Itza and had such a laugh. There are just to many stories to
recount and even though I never saw him again after that ship his was a
face I could picture immediately. I remember working with you too Micki
on the Royal Viking Sea and the S of America. My deepest sympathies go
out to you and your family. I'll be seeing Kenny Hackett next week
and you can be sure we'll be having a drink and a toast to our old friend.
Monkey...you were and will always be a legend.
NAME: Gary Ezra
MESSAGE: monkey you will be missed, what a great character I remember
ft lauderdale and discovery and then back in brighton, god bless you all
our love Gary, Lucy & Alfie.
NAME: Stuart Browne
PESENTLY IN: Kenya
IS SEARCHING FOR: Rory & Clara Botten
THE CLUES ARE...: Absolutely NO Idea!!!!!! Anyone know where Rory and
Clara went to ?????? Drop me a line.
MESSAGE: "my old mate"
i was seven
or maybe eight
the day i met
my old mate
i was slight
he was chunky
plenty of hair
so we called him monkey
an instant liking
as he had with us all
not one bad bone
just pretty cool
he liked a laugh
& he loved a drink
sometimes too much
don't you think
then travelling the world
he saw it all
came home to tell
how he had a ball
so raise your glass
agreeing he was great
my dearest martin
MY OLD MATE
he was my best friend & i will miss him eternally.
NAME: David Reginiano and Anna Davies
MESSAGE: Worked with monkey on ships and in brighton. Always
larger than life. Our thoughts go out to Mickey and the kids.
NAME: Tom Ridley
MESSAGE: Monkey one of life's great characters. Certainly knew how
to enjoy himself and always sure to bring a smile to your face.
NAME: Jerry Bailey
MESSAGE: Monkey, A giant among men. RIP my friend.
Jerry & Suellen
NAME: Amanda Lynn
MESSAGE: Monkey, you will never be forgotten You are a true legend
of the casino industry. You made me laugh so much, you gave me such a hard
time on the dice on The Star of Texas!! you took the piss in the best possible
way... and we love you for it. You cook a mean Christmas dinner something
i will never forget. I'm drinking Cider now and thinking of you. God Bless
you and Micki Shelia Josh Jess Hayley and Zac my thoughts and my heart
are with you and this truely sad time xxxxxxxxxxx
P.S The Grange Hill Gang send their deepest love too XXXXXXX
NAME: Richard Procter
PESENTLY IN: Las Vegas
IS SEARCHING FOR: Anybody who remembers...
THE CLUES ARE...: London, South Africa, Royal Caribbean Cruises.
NAME: Sharon Tiesdell Smith (Carr)
MESSAGE: I was very sad to hear about Monkey this week. He was a terrific
bloke. My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to his family.
NAME: Nigel & Louise (Ross) French
MESSAGE: Monkey you were a real diamond Will always remember you as
one of ships real characters, you were a gent and a geezer RIP old buddy
NAME: Martin Scott
MESSAGE: Just seen the sad news. I worked with Martin here in Brighton,
had a good laugh on the Dice. A good man gone...
NAME: Kerri-Lee Cinnamon
PESENTLY IN: Suriname
IS SEARCHING FOR: Alex Dlamini
THE CLUES ARE...: (probably South Africa) If there is anyone with contact
details for Alex please let me know. Thanx.
NAME: Fraser Montgomery
MESSAGE: RIP Monkey Only the good guys die young !!! You'll never be
MESSAGE: God bless you Martin, skiing in the French Alps will be much
safer but not near as much fun without you.
NAME: dave ack
MESSAGE: great at his job, great to be with, heart of gold, and did
he know how to party or what?. Absolutely gutted, the world is a damn sight
less interesting without you.
Will never forget your line to Kirsty "did you train for this job or
win it in a raffle?"
Take care mate. love dave.
NAME: Karen Alexander
MESSAGE: Rest in peace Monkey. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mickey
and her family.
NAME: Geraint Edwards
MESSAGE: Well Monkey me old mate. Just cracked open a bottle of Jack,
off to the fridge to get some coke, then I can sit back and re-live some
of the best and funniest times of my life when we were cabin mates. Gonna
miss you mucker. As Dougie said YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
All my love to you mate! My heart goes out to you and your children
NAME: Billy Smith (Free)
MESSAGE: Gonna miss ya Monkey, gutted to hear the news but smiling,
thinkin about what we got up to, you'll never be forgotten. All my love
to Mickey, Josh and Jess xx'
MESSAGE: Mickey I'm gutted for you babe. RIP monkey.
NAME: Taner Zennecioglu
MESSAGE: I had a pleasure working with Martin Strahan `Monkey`on the
Palm Beach Princess, Rest in peace mate, you will be definitely missed,
GOD BLESS YOU.
In memory of Martin
Standing (Strahan) - Monkey
I worked on one ship with Monkey,
the M/S Southward out of San Pedro and below are three pictures taken circa
A day at the races
Tom Ridley, Ken Hackett
& Monkey at Hollywood Park.
NAME: Neil Tucker
MESSAGE: Mickey, I am devastated to hear about your loss.
MESSAGE: Sad to hear about Monkey...worked in Brighton with hi...,and
on the Sov when he met Mickey.....rest easy mate...my thoughts are with
NAME: Carole Ann Rice
MESSAGE: Darling Mickey my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your
family, Monkey rest in peace my friend you will be missed by each and everyone
of us that had the pleasure of knowing and being friends with you. God
NAME: Geoff Burleton
MESSAGE: I never thought I would be posting a message like this, but
yesterday the gaming world lost one of its true characters. Martin "Monkey"
Strahan (Standing) passed away in his sleep. Our deepest sympathies
to Mickey and the kids.
Monk.... I will miss you mate.
NAME: Douglas Alexander Tait
PESENTLY IN: Windhoek, Namibia
IS SEARCHING FOR: a reason why the only the good die young!
THE CLUES ARE...: Monkey, many a drink and putting the World to rights
we shared but let one thing be said "I'll NEVER forget you. The powers
that be aren't as powerful as they think they are. R.I.P. Dougie.
NAME: DB Dave
PESENTLY IN: Russkiy
IS SEARCHING FOR: Colin Whem.
THE CLUES ARE...:Last seen at the Mint around Sept '99. Did tou get
back to SA? Drop us a line (not charlie).
NAME: Stuart Warren
MESSAGE: Does anyone have any spare tickets for the uefa cup final
in manchester on the 14th of May. From 1 footie loving croupier to another.
Desperate to go but cant afford 2 grand that the touts are after. Thank
Gaming Staff - Northern Cyprus
The Jasmine Court Casino plus
their new opening the Viola Hill Casino have vacancies for experienced
staff with a knowledge of Turkish. Click on the link to see the PDF Ad.
Dealers & Cashiers - Great Yarmouth
The Palace Casino in Great Yarmouth
have vacancies for the above staff. See the full Ad for further details.Ian
NAME: Scott Campbell Cowan
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Neil Copland
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked with him in Australia, heard he was in Fiji.