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  • Welfare shelter north of Phuket calls for food, item donations to help Rohingya women and children

    Welfare shelter north of Phuket calls for food, item donations to help Rohingya women and children

    PHUKET: A family refuge shelter in

  • Phuket Police alerted over triple-homicide killer

    Phuket Police alerted over triple-homicide killer

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are on the lookout for a man wanted for triple homicide in Phang Nga. The news follows the Takuapa District Court issuing an arrest warrant for Somsak Wongsri, who according to an eyewitness executed three people on December 22

  • New Phuket bus plan breaks ‘transport barrier’

    New Phuket bus plan breaks ‘transport barrier’

    PHUKET: After decades in the planning, a new bus service will launch on the island in March. The new route will travel between Phuket International Airport and the popular tourist beaches of Patong, Karon, and Kata via Tesco Lotus on the bypass road (click

  • Phuket Opinion: Curing the festering sores of ‘public’ transport

    Phuket Opinion: Curing the festering sores of ‘public’ transport

    PHUKET: Efforts by the international diplomatic community to pressure authorities in Bangkok to tackle the festering crime in the Phuket public transport sector and improve Phuket’s reputation as a tourist destination are laudable and have the full support of the Phuket Gazette. No subject has been the topic of more futile editorializing in this space than Phuket’s bizarre patchwork of self-serving fiefdoms that collectively pass for a “public transport system”, one which curses us with not only the highest fares in the Kingdom, but also the lowest quality of service.

  • Phuket Police investigate ‘work conflict’ as motive for Jintana murder

    Phuket Police investigate ‘work conflict’ as motive for Jintana murder

    PHUKET: Police are pursuing the possibility that Phuket mother-of-two Jintana Mahattanapak, may have been murdered over a conflict at work. Mrs Jintana was executed with a single gunshot to head while waiting at traffic lights on Chao Fa West Road last night (story

  • Influx of Rohingya straining Phang Nga Immigration facilities

    Influx of Rohingya straining Phang Nga Immigration facilities

    PHUKET: The mass influx of Rohingya refugees – 400 within four days – landing in Phang Nga, north of Phuket, this week is straining the capacity of immigration detention centers in the province, said Phang Nga Governor Thamrong Charoenkul. The news follows an initial 171 Rohingya refugees, fleeing persecution in their homeland in Myanmar, being taken into custody in Phang Nga’s Kuraburi District on Thursday (story

  • Phuket woman executed was beloved mother, wife, friend

    Phuket woman executed was beloved mother, wife, friend

    PHUKET: The life of a beloved mother, wife and friend was taken away by a killer on Chao Fa West Road, south of Phuket Town, last night. Police have identified Mrs Jintana ‘Nong’ Mahattanapak, 42, a resident of Yaowarat Road in Phuket Town, as the victim of the execution-style slaying (story

  • Phuket Island View: No taxi experience impossible

    Phuket Island View: No taxi experience impossible

    PHUKET: Imagine this headline: “Taxi driver returns money to customer; says she overpaid.” Impossible? It happened to me. All the taxi news seems negative recently, what with high fares, delays in getting illegal drivers to register as legal, and metered cabs being pushed out of some markets (story

  • PHUKET BREAKING NEWS: Woman executed with single gunshot to head

    PHUKET BREAKING NEWS: Woman executed with single gunshot to head

    PHUKET: A woman driving alone south of Phuket Town was killed by a single gunshot to head this evening. Police arrived at the scene, at the junction of Kwang Road and Chao Fa East Road (map

  • Phuket Police release sketch of resort safe box heist robber

    Phuket Police release sketch of resort safe box heist robber

    PHUKET: Police today released a composite image of one of the two men wanted for the robbery of the guests’ safe boxes at the Karon Place Hotel, on Phuket’s west coast, in the early hours of Monday morning (story