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  • Phuket Town shop burglar delivered ‘gift-wrapped’ to police

    Phuket Town shop burglar delivered ‘gift-wrapped’ to police

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police arrived at a shophouse in response to a burglar alarm raised early yesterday morning, only to find the thief already bound up. “We went to the scene with Kusoldham rescue workers. The entrance to the clothing shop on Soi Surin [near The Metropole Hotel] was locked.

  • Roads reopen as floods recede, but residents still on high alert

    Roads reopen as floods recede, but residents still on high alert

    PHUKET: Police today reopened roads in Phuket’s busiest tourist town of Patong after heavy rain there yesterday delivered floodwaters reaching depths of up to a meter deep, cutting off roads and access throughout the resort town.

  • Phuket Vice Governor to take the big chair on October 1

    Phuket Vice Governor to take the big chair on October 1

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa will take on the responsibility of Acting Governor from October 1 following the Thai Cabinet failing to name a successor to Tri Augkardacha, who will retire this Sunday, September 30. The news follows a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday not including the annual reshuffle of provincial governors on its agenda as Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit did not attend the meeting, an officer at the Secretariat of the Cabinet told the Phuket Gazette. A date has yet to be set for Cabinet to decide on a list of 19 provincial governor positions that will be available come October 1.

  • Weather warning issued as rain soaks Phuket traffic

    Weather warning issued as rain soaks Phuket traffic

    PHUKET: Heavy rain across Phuket this morning has caused minor flooding in some areas and severely hampered traffic flow during the morning rush hour. The Phuket Gazette has received reports of minor flooding in Phuket Town, as well as some parts of Chalong and Patong

  • Phuket’s ‘Pink Panther’ Paiboon denies ‘last stage’ cancer rumors

    Phuket’s ‘Pink Panther’ Paiboon denies ‘last stage’ cancer rumors

    PHUKET: Paiboon Upatising, the president of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO), today replied personally by email to the Phuket Gazette to deny rumors that he has last stage cancer. “Don’t listen to all the rumors

  • Patong security guard arrested on Deep South terrorism charges

    Patong security guard arrested on Deep South terrorism charges

    PHUKET: Phuket police have arrested a security guard in Patong wanted on an outstanding warrant for charges related to terrorist activities in Thailand’s restive Deep South. The man had a bounty on his head of more than one million baht for his capture, said police.

  • Phuket Police identify body of woman found in roadside ditch

    Phuket Police identify body of woman found in roadside ditch

    PHUKET: Police have identified the woman whose body was found alongside her motorbike in a roadside ditch opposite Ladthi Wanaram Temple (Wat Tai) on Chao Fa East Road this morning as that of 26-year-old Chanupan Sawangewit. Police suspect that Ms Chanupan lost control of her motorbike while riding back to Phuket Town after visiting her mother’s house in Soi Koktanod, Chalong, an area just south of where her body was found.

  • Phuket ‘jellyfish attack’ report eludes hospitals, confounds experts

    Phuket ‘jellyfish attack’ report eludes hospitals, confounds experts

    PHUKET: Local hospital staff and experts at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) are confounded by the story of a British woman, reported in sensational fashion yesterday, as suffering extreme injuries in a jellyfish attack “somewhere near Phuket”. Although the story, published by the Daily Mail in the UK, showed that British mum Sam Webster, 37, clearly suffered serious injuries, the report did not specify where the jellyfish “attack” occurred. However, it says that the family’s tour operator “arranged a transfer to a bigger private hospital in Phuket” that required a six-hour ambulance journey.

  • American aircraft carrier to arrive in Phuket

    American aircraft carrier to arrive in Phuket

    PHUKET: The American aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis (CVN-74), dispatched four months ahead of schedule back in August, will arrive in Phuket early next month along with two US warships and 3,500 sailors. The Washington-state-based aircraft carrier’s current mission is to ensure security and stability in the “vital Asia-Pacific region”, according to the ship’s Facebook page. The departure of the ship comes on the heels of rising tension between Japan and China over the sovereignty of the disputed islands known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan.

  • Manhunt for Phuket gold shop thieves begins

    Manhunt for Phuket gold shop thieves begins

    PHUKET: Police now have arrest warrants issued for