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  • Blaze destroys Phuket fishermen’s homes

    Blaze destroys Phuket fishermen’s homes

    PHUKET: A fire believed to have started from an explosion quickly engulfed several fishermen’s huts in Baan Bang Tao, Cherng Talay, on Phuket’s west coast, yesterday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

  • Phuket Media Watch – 60 die after drinking illicit alcohol

    Phuket Media Watch – 60 die after drinking illicit alcohol

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community At least 60 die after drinking illicit alcohol in eastern IndiaPhuket GazetteMore than 60 people have died after consuming illegal liquor in India’s eastern state of West Bengal, police said on Wednesday. Dozens more are seriously ill. The victims fell ill on early Wednesday morning after consuming liquor which was being sold at a shack near a railway station in Sangrampur village, which is located near the city of Kolkata.

  • Phuket Media Watch – Courts in England and Wales relax reporting rules

    Phuket Media Watch – Courts in England and Wales relax reporting rules

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Courts in England and Wales to allow journalists to tweet, text and email Phuket Gazette / Agencies PHUKET: The head of the judiciary and courts in England and Wales yesterday announced his decision to allow journalists to use e-mail, text messaging and social media while inside courts for the purpose of live reporting. With journalists increasingly using social networking websites such as Twitter to report news, courts in the UK and around the world have received requests from journalists to be allowed to use mobile devices in courtrooms which are open to the public and are not subject to reporting restrictions. Lord Chief Justice Igor Judge announced his decision in a ‘practice guidance’ released on Wednesday after consulting with senior judiciary officials.

  • Deadline for listings in Phuket’s yellow pages

    Deadline for listings in Phuket’s yellow pages

    PHUKET: Businesses wishing to appear in the 2012 Gazette Guide, Phuket’s ‘yellow pages’, have until 6pm on Thursday, December 22, to enter (or update) their listings. Businesses not listed by that date will not appear in the directory until 2013. The 400-page book, with details of more than 4,200 businesses serving the international community on Phuket, will be released on January 14, 2012.

  • Phuket Property – Andaman Bay aims to remain green

    Phuket Property – Andaman Bay aims to remain green

    PHUKET: Andaman Bay is a multi-faceted and sophisticated ocean-front community, designed both to enjoy the natural benefits of its location and to demonstrate the real ability of such communities to care for and maintain the natural beauty of its setting. So says Jack Le Breton, Project Design Manager at the Andaman Bay, Phang Nga Resort Destination.

  • Manhunt launched for Phuket MMA brawler

    Manhunt launched for Phuket MMA brawler

    PHUKET: American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Junie Browning is the subject of an island-wide manhunt following two brawls in Phuket on Sunday and his subsequent escape from Patong Hospital. The manhunt was launched following local media reports that an unnamed American man had been involved in a brawl at a bar in Karon. The man then continued fighting with several foes at Patong Hospital, where all the people involved in the fracas had been sent for treatment.

  • Phuket convention center project gets Cabinet extension

    Phuket convention center project gets Cabinet extension

    PHUKET: Following a Cabinet meeting in Bangkok yesterday, the Finance Ministry has been given more time to build a world-class convention center in Phuket.

  • Four awards for Phuket developers

    Four awards for Phuket developers

    PHUKET: The winners of the inaugural South East Asia Property Awards 2011 were announced on November 30 in Singapore.

  • Finnish tourist death in Phuket possibly a suicide

    Finnish tourist death in Phuket possibly a suicide

    PHUKET: Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a Finnish tourist Veijo Armas Vallius, found dead in his Phuket hotel room last week. The body of 52-year-old Mr Vallius was discovered in a hotel room in Kamala on December 8. Somnerk Damkeaw of the Kamala Police told the Gazette today that the body of Mr Vallius remains at the Patong Hospital morgue, as relatives have yet to claim it.

  • Phuket’s Happy Air relaunches services

    Phuket’s Happy Air relaunches services

    PHUKET: Boutique carrier Happy Air will resume services today with flights from Bangkok to Ranong, but the airline still has not set a date to resume its Phuket – Haad Yai service.