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  • Burmese crews mutiny-murder run ends in Phuket

    Burmese crews mutiny-murder run ends in Phuket

    PHUKET: A mutinous Burmese fishing crewman has confessed to Phuket Police that he hacked to death the ships cruel Thai captain before attacking the vessel technician, who jumped overboard and is presumed dead.

  • Phuket rain hampers towers of power move

    Phuket rain hampers towers of power move

    PHUKET: The heavy rains across Phuket this week continue to hamper efforts to replace power poles leaning dangerously on Patong Hill.

  • Phuket Governor transfer rumors unconfirmed

    Phuket Governor transfer rumors unconfirmed

    PHUKET: The Governors Office today said they could neither confirm nor deny rumors that Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha will be transferred out of the province this month. Our office has yet to be informed of any transfer orders regarding the governor or his deputies, Manas Nurak, personal secretary to Governor Tri, told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Dutch tourist slashed by deranged vagrant in Krabi

    Dutch tourist slashed by deranged vagrant in Krabi

    PHUKET: A Dutch tourist is recovering from neck lacerations sustained in a knife attack by a homeless drifter in front of a McDonald’s outlet in Krabi. Krabi Police raced to the scene at Ao Nang Beach yesterday morning. When they arrived shortly after 11am they found 29-year-old Dutch tourist Reiner Fleaf lying on the sidewalk in a pool of his own blood.

  • Phuket woman takes life by hanging

    Phuket woman takes life by hanging

    PHUKET: In the second suicide by hanging in Phuket in three days, the body of a local woman was found suspended by the neck from a tree near her home in Thalang this morning.

  • Landslide on Phuket bypass road causes serious damage

    Landslide on Phuket bypass road causes serious damage

    PHUKET: Another landslide on the bypass road last night caused over one million baht in damage to stock at the Adisak Trading Company warehouse in Phuket, which was due to be cleared of stock today. Warehouse chief clerk Natthaphum Ongsala, 28, said the landslide breached the warehouse roof and wall, destroying a wide range of stock including buckets of thinner, latex sealant, PVC pipe fittings, automobile spray paint and about 1,000 large buckets of house paint

  • Phuket Prison warden hangs himself

    Phuket Prison warden hangs himself

    PHUKET: A guilt-ridden warden at Phuket Provincial Prison took his life by hanging yesterday evening. Phuket Prison chief Rapin Nichanon identified the deceased as 52-year-old Suwit Srisangthong, who lived in a home for government workers on the prison grounds

  • Phuket Blues Fest moves to Laguna

    Phuket Blues Fest moves to Laguna

    PHUKET: The Phuket International Blues Rock Festival this year will be held at Laguna Phuket for the first time in the events seven-year history. With 1,300 hotel rooms and a large expat village in the immediate neighborhood, as well as easy access from anywhere in the north of the island, Laguna is the perfect place to stage such an event, said Andy Anderson, the events founder and organizer. The charity event, taking place on the last weekend of February, will again be raising funds for organizations dedicated to ensuring the education of Phuket children

  • Phuket rains rip another tear in Patong Hill road

    Phuket rains rip another tear in Patong Hill road

    PHUKET: Officers from Patong Municipalitys Engineering Division today patched yet another section of the road over Patong Hill, this time on the left-hand eastbound lane for traffic heading toward Phuket Town. The section of freshly damaged road lies about 200 meters west of the Chao Pho Seua Shrine (Tiger Temple) at the top of the hill.

  • Patong disaster officers launch flood-relief campaign

    Patong disaster officers launch flood-relief campaign

    PHUKET: The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) office at Patong Municipality today launched a campaign to collect donations of flood relief items from people living in Patong and along Phuket’s west coast. Donations of any essential items, such as dried canned food, rice, clothes and cash, are welcome, an officer at the DDPM Patong office told the Phuket Gazette today. Six donation collection points have been set up throughout Patong, at: 1) The DDPM building (the fire station) next to the ..

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