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  • PHUKET OPINION: Patong-style wisdom faces the fragrance

    PHUKET OPINION: Patong-style wisdom faces the fragrance

    PHUKET: The plan by Patong Mayor Pian Keesin to install a fertilizer factory at the Patong Wastewater Treatment Plant must be heralded as good news. (See page 3, current issue of the Phuket Gazette

  • THAI flights to Phuket still operating ‘as usual’

    THAI flights to Phuket still operating ‘as usual’

    PHUKET: Thai Airways International (THAI) is still operating its full schedule of regular flights between Bangkok and Phuket – for now.

  • Balls to Bangkok: From Phuket with Love

    Balls to Bangkok: From Phuket with Love

    PHUKET: A total of 100,000 EM (effective microorganism) balls handmade by Phuket students and three flood-rescue boats were handed over to the Royal Thai Army yesterday in the hope of providing some assistance to flood victims in Bangkok.

  • Patong Carnival ready to rock Phuket

    Patong Carnival ready to rock Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket’s premier tourist party town of Patong is gearing up for its annual carnival to be held from December 15-20.

  • Phuket tourism chief calls for ‘flood travel advisories’ to be lifted

    Phuket tourism chief calls for ‘flood travel advisories’ to be lifted

    PHUKET: The Phuket Tourist Association (PTA) has asked for the cooperation of foreign governments to reduce and/or lift travel advisories and warnings issued for Thailand. PTA President Somboon Jirayus told the press on Thursday that sensationalized images presented through foreign media have caused a decreasing number of tourists to come to Phuket. “Flooding images in the foreign media have [negatively] affected Thailand tourism, including in Phuket,” he said, citing footage that he had seen of airplanes half-submerged at Don Mueang Airport.

  • Jailed Brit swindler Paul Ridden free of Phuket charges

    Jailed Brit swindler Paul Ridden free of Phuket charges

    PHUKET: Former Phuket expat Paul Ridden, who earlier this week was sentenced to four years in jail for fraud and deception charges in the UK, will not face any charges for any alleged fraud committed on Phuket. Lt Col Boonlert Onklang, Duty Officer at Chalong Police Station, today told the Phuket Gazette that not a single complaint in writing was received by Chalong Police.

  • FIFA unbalanced

    FIFA unbalanced

    PHUKET: Six Caribbean Football Union officials have received bans from the sport and been fined as a result of breaching ethics rules, according to FIFAs’ website today. Patrick John, Vincent Cassell, Raymond Guishard, Noel Adonis, Tandica Hughes and Everton Gonsalves were handed suspensions from FIFAs’ ethics committee of between two years and one week and had to pay fines ranging between (the equivalent of) 100,000 baht and 10,000 baht.

  • Phuket beach vendors evicted – again

    Phuket beach vendors evicted – again

    PHUKET: A team of about 50 police and municipal officers this morning arrived in force at Phuket’s tourist-popular Karon Beach and removed a restaurant belonging to a local family who were forcibly removed from the same location nine weeks ago. Led by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pekad Tantipong, Muang, Chalong Police Superintendent Col Krittapad Dej-intorrasorn, the officers arrived at 7am and started pulling down tents and removing tables and chairs.

  • Phuket targets Brazil as tourism source market

    Phuket targets Brazil as tourism source market

    PHUKET: Brazilians are among the latest target group of tourists to be lured to Phuket and the Andaman region. Speaking yesterday at a press conference for the Andaman Travel Trade 2011 exhibition, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing Juthaporn Rerngronasa highlighted the South American country as an expanding market for incoming tourism. “There will be 10 operators from Brazil to join this year’s event on November 25-26,” she said, noting that the fair will host 302 tourism operators in addition to 20 media representatives from 28 countries worldwide.

  • Tonight, tonight: Election alcohol ban in Phuket

    Tonight, tonight: Election alcohol ban in Phuket

    PHUKET: The sale of alcohol will be prohibited across much of northern Phuket tonight and tomorrow as six Tambon Administration Organizations (OrBorTor) go to the polls. Phuket Election Committee (PEC) Director Kittipong Thiengkunagrit confirmed that the “dry zones” will be the electorates of Koh Kaew, Kamala, Cherng Talay, Thepkrasattri, Mai Khao and Sakoo. In line with election law, the sale of alcoholic beverages within those electorates will be prohibited from 6pm tonight through to midnight Saturday.