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  • Phuket Live Wire: WiFi you wouldnt believe

    Phuket Live Wire: WiFi you wouldnt believe

    PHUKET: THERES important breaking news on the internet scene in Phuket: TOT is now offering something they call “WiFi”.

  • Dutch diplomat warns of Phuket tourism landslide

    Dutch diplomat warns of Phuket tourism landslide

    PHUKET: Critical issues affecting Phuket tourism must be contained, or else the industry could slide out of control, the Dutch Ambassador to Thailand warned yesterday. On his first official visit to Phuket, Ambassador Joan Boer asked Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha what he intended to do about the problems, specifically naming jet-ski rip-off scams and unscrupulous tuk-tuk drivers as the key culprits

  • Phuket taxi cartel grants US Military safe passage

    Phuket taxi cartel grants US Military safe passage

    PHUKET: More than 4,000 United States Military personnel arrived at Phukets Deep Sea Port yesterday with no reports of transport problems as they made their way to destinations around the island. The USS Boxer amphibious-ready group consisting of three ships the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship, the USS Green Bay amphibious transport dock ship and the USS Comstock amphibious dock landing ship are here on a goodwill visit that will see its crew participate in community service projects. Several times in the recent past, taxi drivers at Ao Makham blockaded the Deep Sea Port, preventing passengers from ..

  • Abandoned baby rescued in Phuket

    Abandoned baby rescued in Phuket

    PHUKET: Kamala Police are searching for the parents of an infant found abandoned in Phuket last night. Neighbors who heard the relentless crying of an infant found the boy, age estimated at about two months, in an unnumbered home in Kamala Village 5 at about 9pm.

  • Phuket drug tip-offs lead to four arrests, 6,000 pills seized

    Phuket drug tip-offs lead to four arrests, 6,000 pills seized

    PHUKET: An anti-drug squad in Thalang District, which covers most of the north of Phuket, last night nabbed four people for drugs, culminating with the arrest of an alleged dealer with more than 5,000 pills early this morning. The squad, comprising four Thalang Police officers and officials from the Thalang District Office, began the nights work with the arrest of an 18-year-old at a house in Moo 9, Thepkrassattri sub-district, at about 8pm. The young man was charged with possession of four ya bah (methamphetamine) pills and handed to the Phuket Juvenile Observation and Protection Center.

  • FC Phuket bag first road win

    FC Phuket bag first road win

    PHUKET: After a series of ten consecutive losses and draws, FC Phuket won their first road game against a luckless RBAC side in Bangkok yesterday afternoon. FC Phuket scored the only goal of the match just two minutes into play, when a long pass from Nittiroj Sukuma was chested down inside the penalty area by Watcharapong Jun-ngam, then deftly passed to waiting Nigerien midfielder Boubacar Issoufou, who slotted the football inside the near post

  • No drama for Phuket pilots in Taiwan

    No drama for Phuket pilots in Taiwan

    PHUKET: A website report this morning of a “dramatic near miss” involving two aircraft on the ground at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport has come as a surprise to at least two of the pilots. Contacted by telephone in Taiwan early this afternoon, South African pilot James Pitman was clearly astounded by the report, saying that at no time was his aircraft anywhere near the China Airlines jet that had aborted its takeoff on Friday afternoon. “We were not even on the same runway,” Mr Pitman told the Phuket Gazette, adding that after landing he was in routine contact with ground control and proceeded to the tarmac “completely normally”

  • Football: FC Phuket to fight for first Division 1 road win today

    Football: FC Phuket to fight for first Division 1 road win today

    PHUKET: FC Phuket are in Bangkok today to try to record their first road win in Division 1 against last-place RBAC, who have yet to win a home match after 10 attempts. Phuket’s Southern Sea Kirin will go into the match without defensive stalwart Nene Bi Tra Sylvestre, who must sit out the game due to a one-game penalty suspension.

  • Phuket Opinion: Please don’t sell our reservoirs

    Phuket Opinion: Please don’t sell our reservoirs

    PHUKET: After learning that a young man had been caught on a CCTV camera urinating into the local reservoir, the chief administrator of the Portland, Oregon Water Bureau in the US made a hasty decision last month. He ordered that all 7.8 million gallons be drained out of it.

  • Phuket hosting regional Scrabble competition in bid to boost students’ vocabulary

    Phuket hosting regional Scrabble competition in bid to boost students’ vocabulary

    PHUKET: Some 700 young Scrabble enthusiasts are in Phuket this weekend to compete in the southern regionals of the 5th annual CyberDict Crossword competition.