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    Phuket celebrates ‘World Ocean Day’

    Phuket celebrated World Ocean Day today. A ceremony was held this morning (June 8) at Loma Park in Patong host by Phuket’s Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok, the director of the Phuket Marine and Coastal Management Division of the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Watcharin Thinthalang and Patong’s Mayor Chalermluck Kebsub.

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    Coral bleaching found off Phuket

    The marine ecology division of the Marine Biological Centre has reported on research about coral bleaching in the areas around Phuket. The first stage of coral bleaching has been found in some areas around Koh Payu (Ao Kung area), Koh Maithon, Koh Aew and Koh Hey

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    Spotted stingray found near Phi Phi

    Scuba divers have spotted a stingray hunting for food in the deep sea off Koh Phi Phi while specialists warn that the rare animal is deadly dangerous and better left alone.

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    Childless couples in Thailand increase 300% in 30 years

    Between 1987 and 2015 the number of childless couples in Thailand has risen 300 percent. Nattaya Boonpakdee, an official at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), has attributed the increase in the number of childless couples to the cost of raising children, a perception that children are a burden, and the fact that many Thais are getting married at a later age and hence encountering infertility problems. “Back in 1987, childless couples accounted for just 6 per cent of total Thai families,” Nattaya said earlier this week.

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    Five things you need to know about the Phuket Smart Bus

    It’s here, it’s the start of Phuket’s public transport revolution. It’s backed by people that have the resources and the ‘smarts’ to make the initiative a success. The initial route of Phuket Smart Bus will be followed up with new routes in the future

  • 8 million baht budget approved for Government Stray Dog Shelter

    8 million baht budget approved for Government Stray Dog Shelter

    An 8 million baht budget has been approved for a ‘dog condo’ and landscaping at the Phuket Government Stray Dog Shelter in Suan Pa Bang Kanun, Thalang. Phuket Lifestock Office Chief, Surajit Witchuwan, spoke about the improvements to the government dog shelter, a shelter located on 4 rai with about 500 dogs that has been opened since 2003 and was identified with low hygiene standard.

  • Bottlenose dolphin washes ashore in Surat Thani

    Bottlenose dolphin washes ashore in Surat Thani

    A Bottlenose dolphin’s carcass washed ashore on Laem Sai Beach in Surat Thani’s Chaiya district on Friday morning, said Tambon Phumriang municipality mayor Yodchai Phankhrut, as he led a team to inspect the animal. The two metre long male dolphin was estimated at 15-20 years old. The carcass had wounds at the tail and all over the body.

  • Chalong villagers being expelled from land

    Chalong villagers being expelled from land

    Villagers from Satonpoh Community in Chalong gathered at the Provincial Hall today (December 12) to file a letter to the Governor, calling for help for re-location after getting expelled from privately owned land. Somjin Chuchuay, the representative of the community, explained that the land was initially a tin mine. According to Phuket Provincial Industry Office, the land belongs to the government and the concession expired in1980 and was left abandoned until 2003, when the villagers started to move in

  • Police roles could be moved to other Government departments

    Police roles could be moved to other Government departments

    The police force is looking to transfer many of its current key missions to other agencies if the reform plan approved by the National Reform Committee on Judicial Affairs goes ahead. The regulation of traffic flow and enforcement of traffic laws, for example, will be handed over to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Pattaya City Administration and some 30 other city municipalities around the country within three years of the laws related to police reforms taking effect

  • Seub Nakhasathien Foundation visits Phuket’s crocodile

    Seub Nakhasathien Foundation visits Phuket’s crocodile

    ‘Laypang’, the 200 kilogram male crocodile from the old tin mine near Laypang Beach has been moved to a bigger rehabilitation pond today (August 5). A specialist vet has found that it’s now moving more easily in the larger enclosure while the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation paid a visit to provide some advice. The new, larger cement pond is 6×5 meters divided into two parts, a water zone and a dry zone, connected with a slope.