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  • Phuket to stage biggest PADI ‘Diving for Debris’ reef cleanup in world

    Phuket to stage biggest PADI ‘Diving for Debris’ reef cleanup in world

    PHUKET: Go-Eco Phuket, a recently established marine environmental group, has announced that it is now looking to stage the biggest PADI “diving for debris” reef cleanup project on record on September 30. The event has escalated from what was originally expected to be a reef cleanup carried out by a coalition of several PADI dive centers on the island to becoming one the largest dive against debris project in PADI’s history.

  • Phuket Opinion: Through the revolving door

    Phuket Opinion: Through the revolving door

    PHUKET: After eight months serving as Phuket’s top-ranking police officer, Chonasit Wattanvrangkul

  • Phuket News: Inaction over Tiger inferno sparks fire-safety blitz

    Phuket News: Inaction over Tiger inferno sparks fire-safety blitz

    PHUKET: The lack of follow-up on fire safety standards more than a month after the deadly

  • Police urge motorists to slow down as wet weather warning No 14 issued

    Police urge motorists to slow down as wet weather warning No 14 issued

    PHUKET: Thalang Police are urging motorists to exercise caution while driving in Phuket during the current spate of heavy thundershowers that has plagued the island for the past week. Thalang Police Superintendent Col Witoon Kongsudjai urged drivers to reduce speed on the slippery roads in order to prevent accidents. “Please drive with caution in the rain.

  • Phuket to host first Southern Thailand Museum Festival

    Phuket to host first Southern Thailand Museum Festival

    PHUKET: For the first time, more than 30 museums from across Southern Thailand will be collaborating to create a single event: the Southern Thai Museum Festival 2012, to be held in Phuket next week. “Visitors will be able to experience the exhibition which will include precious antique objects.

  • No memorial service for victims of One-Two-Go flight crash

    No memorial service for victims of One-Two-Go flight crash

    PHUKET: There will be no official memorial service this Sunday, September 16, to remember the 89 people who died in the crash landing of One-Two-Go Flight OG269 five years ago. “It is not a day to remember. It was a tragedy and we do not want to perpetuate horrible memories of the incident,” Phuket Airport Director Prathuang Sornkham told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket Immigration launch search for fugitive Filipino Reyes brothers

    Phuket Immigration launch search for fugitive Filipino Reyes brothers

    PHUKET: Phuket Immigration officers are scouring the island for fugitive Filipino brothers Mario Joel Tolentino Reyes and Mario Tolentino Reyes Jr, despite not yet receiving any formal request to apprehend the pair. The news comes as Phuket Immigration Superintendent Panuwat Ruamrak told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon, “Even though we have yet to receive any formal requests, we are searching for the two.” Col Panuwat confirmed that his office had yet to receive any requests from the Philippines embassy in Bangkok or authorities in Manila.

  • Phuket National Park chief lays to rest death threat rumor

    Phuket National Park chief lays to rest death threat rumor

    PHUKET: Sirinath National Park chief Cheewapap Cheewatham has denied claims that he or any other officers investigating alleged encroachment onto national park land have received death threats. “Since I started my work here, I have not received any death threats from anyone. I have not heard any reports of any other officers receiving death threats, either,” chief Cheewapap said.

  • Mexican killed, three Thais injured in Phuket head-on crash

    Mexican killed, three Thais injured in Phuket head-on crash

    PHUKET: A Mexican national died early this morning when the car he was driving, on the wrong side of one of Phuket’s most dangerous roads, struck an oncoming vehicle, injuring the three occupants. Thalang Police received a report at 2:45am of a dead man in a new white Toyota Vios at a u-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Srisoonthorn, about two kilometers north of the

  • Phuket beach club manager killed, three Thais injured in head-on crash

    Phuket beach club manager killed, three Thais injured in head-on crash

    UPDATE: Since this story was posted online, the Gazette has learned that car accident victim Christian Roth was the Operations Manager at the Xana Beach Club, operated by Angsana Laguna Phuket and Attica. Kampanat Mataramanee, Associate Relations Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket, confirmed that the Mexican Embassy in Bangkok has been notified of the incident and that Mr Roth’s family will arrive in Phuket on Sunday to make arrangements for Mr Roth’s funeral in his native Mexico.

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