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  • Phuket to be a foam-free city

    Phuket to be a foam-free city

    Phuket Vice Governor, Thavorn Kongkaew, chaired the signing of Memorandums of Understanding between the government sector, the private sector and local associations. The MOUs are aiming to stop the use of foam material containers in Phuket. There were 13 companies granted a certificate of honour for being foam-free.

  • More drug crackdowns in Krabi

    More drug crackdowns in Krabi

    Krabi Police held a press conference yesterday (March 22) to announce that two alleged drug mafia gang leaders had been arrested in Krabi with almost 20,000 amphetamine pills and 2 million Baht worth of assets. The two drug dealers, including 43 year old Wirote ‘Bang Lai’ Khaokham and 25 year old Nantanat ‘Fa’ Ratchaniyom, who are Krabi residents, were arrested with 19,200 amphetamine pills, a .38 mm pistol, 50,000 Baht in cash, a pickup truck, a car and a motorcycle. Before Wirote was arrested, police arrested numerous drug dealers working for his network.

  • Livestock Department promises NO “Set Zero”

    Livestock Department promises NO “Set Zero”

    The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) is giving assurances to the Soi Dog Foundation that the department will not follow a policy of “Set Zero” – wiping out all stray dogs in Thailand. The assurance that there will be no countrywide slaughter came from the DLD’s Director of the Division of Veterinary Quarantine and Inspection, Dr Burin Sorasithisooksakul

  • Governor rolls up his sleeves in a clean-up day at Phuket’s stray dog shelter

    Governor rolls up his sleeves in a clean-up day at Phuket’s stray dog shelter

    Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, led a big group of officials and volunteers along with staff from Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation to cleanup, paint and donate their time at Phuket’s Stray Dog Shelter yesterday (March 20). The Governor rolled up his sleeves and worked along with the other volunteers to give the shelter a well-needed publicly-funded home for Phuket’s strays.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, March 22

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, March 22

    16 dead following bus crash in Nakhon Ratchasima | Prawit may be invited in for a ‘chat’, NACC | Pattaya attackers charged by police | No water splashing on main roads for Songkran this year | Another tour bus crash in Phang Nga and a fatal accident on notorious Patong Hill | Austrian drowns in Pattaya | Young British traveller has leg amputated following bike accident in Kanchanaburi. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, March 22 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Foreign thief captured on video in Patong

    Foreign thief captured on video in Patong

    A Facebook user named ‘Thep PK’ has posted a video showing footage of a western man at a beer garden in Patong stealing a bag from the tourists sitting next to him. Foreign tourist captured on video stealing phone and bag in Patong Posted by Phuket Gazette on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Facebook/Thep PK The man was looking left and right several times and kept staring at the bag that belonged to a group of four tourists who were sitting next to him.

  • Water truck careers off Patong Hill, killing one

    Water truck careers off Patong Hill, killing one

    There’s been another fatal accident on Patong Hill this morning (March 22). So far there’s been one fatality reported with another critically injured. A fully-loaded water truck has slipped over the side after crashing through the roadside barriers and fallen down the roadside cliff on the Kathu side

  • Anonymous corpse retrieved floating near Rawai

    Anonymous corpse retrieved floating near Rawai

    A dead body, which is believed to be of a western man, has been discovered floating near Koh Kaewpissadan, on the west coast of Rawai yesterday (March 21).

  • Police ban water splashing on main roads for Songkran

    Police ban water splashing on main roads for Songkran

    The Royal Thai Police are looking to impose a total ban on water splashing activities on main and secondary roads throughout Thailand during from April 11-17, the Songkran holiday break. They are citing road safety as the reason for the drastic plans. In phuket, in the past, Chao Fah east and west, Viset Road in Rawai and parts of Thepkasattri Road north of Heroines Monument have been popular locations for families to splash motorists as they pass by on April 13 each year.

  • Nakhon Ratchasima bus crash kills 16

    Nakhon Ratchasima bus crash kills 16

    At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday evening when their double-deck coach crashed with a 18-wheel truck before slamming into roadside shops in in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Wang Nam Khieo district, 300 kilometres north-east of Bangkok, and ending up in a ditch. Witnesses say that the driver of the coach survived the accident and fled from the scene. The accident took place on Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri Highway.