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  • Phuket Live Wire: 3G or not 3G, and what’s 3G+?

    Phuket Live Wire: 3G or not 3G, and what’s 3G+?

    PHUKET: First the good news: CAT, like TrueMove-H, is coming out with an HSPA+ service. As you may recall, HSPA+ is the only real “3G” available in Thailand and, at least in theory, it should be substantially faster than other “3G” services currently available – including, confusingly, the service CAT currently calls “3G.” Confused

  • Phuket CCTV: take two

    Phuket CCTV: take two

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) is about to install 189 CCTV cameras throughout Koh Kaew and Rassada at a cost of 29 million baht. The roll-out is phase two of the OrBorJors citizen safety campaign, which will coordinate with police in providing CCTV footage of traffic accidents and other incidents, explained OrBorJor President Paiboon Upatising.

  • Phuket Live Wire: 3G or not 3G, and whats 3G+?

    Phuket Live Wire: 3G or not 3G, and whats 3G+?

    PHUKET: First the good news: CAT, like TrueMove-H, is coming out with an HSPA+ service. As you may recall, HSPA+ is the only real “3G” available in Thailand and, at least in theory, it should be substantially faster than other “3G” services currently available including, confusingly, the service CAT currently calls “3G.” Confused

  • Another major quake off Indonesia

    Another major quake off Indonesia

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Strong earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia, causing panicPhuket GazettePHUKET: A strong earthquake struck the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia yesterday afternoon, causing panic but no damage or casualties. The 6.4-magnitude quake at 1. …

  • First blood goes to Laguna in league opener

    First blood goes to Laguna in league opener

    PHUKET: The highly anticipated Island Furniture Cricket Leagues maiden match at the new Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) did not fail to disappoint on Sunday with a great exhibition of fielding and batting provided by both Laguna CC and Patong CC. However it was a more consistent performance by Laguna that eventually decided the victory. Laguna were put into bat on a damp wicket with a slow outfield and made steady progress with their two openers Mike Ayling and Bill Stahmer.

  • John Terry wants to come out

    John Terry wants to come out

    PHUKET: “Being captain is about coming out and facing up to it.” England and Chelsea captain John Terry is keen to open up and take it like a man regarding claims he abused Queens Park Ranger player Anton Ferdinand with racist remarks. The query here must be why, after Terry’s last controversy of allegedly having an affair with an England team mate’s partner, losing the captaincy of the national team as a result and then being reinstated, has he allowed himself to lose his head and get dragged into another ring of fire

  • Phuket’s BIS tourney a success

    Phuket’s BIS tourney a success

    PHUKET: The British International School (BIS) held its10th annual international 7-a-side football tournament in perfect conditions on November 4 and 5. Over 700 players from 25 schools participated in the competition with all teams exhibiting good footballing skills and excellent sportsmanship. Schools, clubs and projects from all over East and South East Asia traveled from as close as Pa Khlok and as far as Seoul, Taipei and Jakarta to give the tournament a truly international atmosphere.

  • Phukets surfing star on the crest of a wave

    Phukets surfing star on the crest of a wave

    PHUKET: Local surfing starlet Annissa Tita Flynn is ready to take on the best of Asia in coming weeks as she heads off to Hong Kong and Malaysia for the Reef Cup and the final event of the new Asian Surfing Professional tour at Kuala Terengganu.

  • Phuket student killed, classmate injured in truck crash

    Phuket student killed, classmate injured in truck crash

    PHUKET: A 16-year-old Phuket student is dead and her classmate is in hospital after a six-wheeled truck collided with the motorcycle they were riding on in Phuket Town today. Capt Thada Sodarak of Phuket City Police said officers received a report of the accident at 12:30pm

  • Phuket’s All Stars bowled over at ACG opener

    Phuket’s All Stars bowled over at ACG opener

    PHUKET: The eagerly anticipated opening of the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) was launched in thrilling style recently when the Phuket Cricket Group (PCG) “All Stars” took on the oldest cricket club in Asia, Singapore CC, at Thailands newest cricket facility. Heavy downpours the night before meant the new synthetic surface was still damp, making batting a treacherous task. Singapore won the toss and wisely gave Phuket the honor of testing the crease first.