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  • Phuket and Andaman hotel occupancy at 66.5% in 2011: THA

    Phuket and Andaman hotel occupancy at 66.5% in 2011: THA

    PHUKET: Hotels in Phuket and other Andaman coast provinces enjoyed the highest occupancy rates in Thailand in 2011, the Thai Hotels Association has announced. Speaking at a forum organized by the Federation of Thai Tourism Associations on Monday, Thai Hotels Association (THA) President Prakit Chinamourphong said there was a chance that Thai hotels could raise room rates by 5-8 per cent this year, in line with the anticipated 8-10-percentage-point growth in occupancy.

  • Phuket’s AFL strikes nine

    Phuket’s AFL strikes nine

    PHUKET: With FC Phuket having recently ended their tumultuous season, the popular Adult Futsal League (AFL) presented by Thanachart Bank has picked up the baton to continue into season nine of the island’s football interests.

  • Parents the cure for corruption curse: Phuket poll

    Parents the cure for corruption curse: Phuket poll

    PHUKET: Parents and guardians play the key role in the effort to instill a much-needed “anti-corruption” mentality in our youth, a majority of Phuket Gazette readers feel. In the online poll launched two weeks ago, the Gazette asked readers: “In the effort to instill an ‘anti-corruption’ mentality in our youth, which group do you feel plays the most influential role?” The “parents and guardians” option was the clear winner, with 66.6% of the votes overall.

  • Phuket Sports: Island cricketers on a high

    Phuket Sports: Island cricketers on a high

    PHUKET: A battle for mid-table seniority held court at Phuket’s ACG when the Island Cricket Club faced the Thanyapura Tigers in the ninth Island Furniture League match. Sitting in fourth place, Tigers were a solitary point ahead of ICC fifth spot on the table and both teams were very aware that a win was crucial if their league title hopes were to survive.Tigers posted a respectable score of 196 runs with a solid innings once again from Ryan Dunn, who scored 83.

  • Crowds mass at the Old Phuket Town Festival 2012

    Crowds mass at the Old Phuket Town Festival 2012

    PHUKET: The 13th Old Phuket Town Festival was a big hit over the weekend, attracting droves of local residents and tourists to Queen Sirikit Park and all along Thalang Road.

  • Phuket ‘anti plastic bag’ campaign kicks into gear

    Phuket ‘anti plastic bag’ campaign kicks into gear

    PHUKET: The provincial government campaign to rid the island of plastic bags will start in earnest on February 27, when retailers across Phuket will start handing out free cloth bags to shoppers over the course of one week. The news was announced on Friday by Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak at the signing of the second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the “Phuket plastic bag free campaign”. At Provincial Hall to mark the occasion were Phuket Provincial Energy Office Chief Jirasak Tummawetch and Dr Wiwat Seetamanotch, deputy chief of the Phuket Provincial Health Office.

  • Phuket Police hunting armed gunman after ‘lightning robbery’

    Phuket Police hunting armed gunman after ‘lightning robbery’

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police are scouring the streets of Phuket for a man who robbed a Kasikorn Bank branch at gunpoint, making off with 694,000 baht in less than a minute: Police were alerted to the robbery, at the Tesco Lotus Chaofa shopping complex in Wichit, at 6:15pm. “There were a only a few customers waiting in the queue.

  • Unidentified foreigner found hanged in Phuket

    Unidentified foreigner found hanged in Phuket

    PHUKET: An unidentified man was found strangled in a hilly area near Freedom Beach in Phuket yesterday afternoon. Police believe he took his own life by hanging.

  • Man shot, dumped, left for dead – but survives in Phuket

    Man shot, dumped, left for dead – but survives in Phuket

    PHUKET: A young Cambodian man who was shot in the chest and claims to have been tossed into the ocean afterwards, is being treated at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

  • Phuket hit-and-run driver surrenders, victim still in hospital

    Phuket hit-and-run driver surrenders, victim still in hospital

    PHUKET: The driver of a white sedan that struck a motorbike on Thepkrasattri Road then failed to stop has handed himself in to police, while the victim in the accident remains at Vachira Phuket Hosiptal recovering from serious injury. Motorbike rider Suriya Thathamlay was rushed to hospital by emergency workers after he was thrown to the ground when a