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    Is a fresh crackdown on alcohol-related sales and businesses on the way?

    The Thai junta is warning that it intends to enforce harsh measures regulating the advertising and promotion of alcohol, in a move that will affect thousands of businesses throughout the country.

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    Phuket officials urged to push ahead with ‘Smart Beach’ project

    Pracha Asawateera, manager of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) Southern Branch says, “Phuket is now in the process of upgrading beach safety by using technology called the ‘Smart Beach’ project. CCTV cameras will be used as part of the safety efforts. More people are enjoying Phuket’s beaches but we don’t have enough lifeguards to look after them all the time.” “We have suggested the Phuket Provincial office to request a 140 million baht budget for the project to install about 40 CCTV cameras at 13 beaches

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    Paklok community release new marine life to counter over-fishing in the region

    The Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong attended activities yesterday (May 8) at the Baan Para Pier in Paklok at 4pm. Joining him were the Chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Fisheries, Kowit Kaoean and others. Mr Kowit says, “Our marine resources are being degenerated and decreased as illegal fisheries equipment continue to be used and there are many fisheries activities putting demands on our marine eco system.

  • THURSDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    THURSDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    Protesters released on bail All 15 activists involved in the protest against the proposed Thepha coal-fired power plant have been freed on bail as Songkhla Provincial Court allowed university scholars to use their civil-service status to guarantee their temporary freedom. However, the activists will still have to defend themselves in court as police had prosecuted them with four charges.

  • Phuket green group seeks NGO status

    Phuket green group seeks NGO status

    PHUKET: The Coalition of Global Citizens known as SEEK Phuket (Society, Environment, Economy, Knowledge) is currently compiling its application to become a fully-fledged non-governmental organization (NGO) in Thailand, one of their founders has told the Phuket Gazette. We started informally about four months ago and our lawyers are currently in the process of attaining formal Thai NGO status, said Nick Anthony, one of the founders of SEEK and the Gazettes ‘Person of the Year 2009′ for his environmental campaign work.