He was probably scoping out 40 new female bodyguards, was one St. John’s resident’s explanation for why Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was making a mysterious stop in Newfoundland. But speculation over the reason for his visit has been replaced with the question of why he has cancelled. After his delegation made various bookings at the city’s opulent hotels and manions, he’s backed out—although the accommodations were still paid for. Like the Conservative government—who has condemned Gadhafi over the Lockerbie affair—most St. John’s residents weren’t too happy about the visit to begin with. But no one likes to be snubbed.