Artikel tagged “governor”

  • Patong and Rawai worst hit from floods

    Patong and Rawai worst hit from floods

    DATELINE: 1pm, August 15. The torrential rain in Phuket is affecting several at-risk areas including Patong and the Sea Gypsy Village in Rawai. Several hours of heavy rains have resulted in some parts of Patong to be underwater, especially on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road where smaller vehicles and motorbikes could barely move through.

  • Governor leads the way. Cleaning Tha Chin Canal in honour of HM Queen’s Birthday 

    Governor leads the way. Cleaning Tha Chin Canal in honour of HM Queen’s Birthday 

    In honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 85th birthday, a large group of locals and officials, led by Phuket’s Governor Noraphat Plodthong, boarded 62 boats to collect rubbish on the 10 kilometre stretch of Tha Chin Canal in Ratsada (to the north and east of Phuket Town).

  • Phuket Governor denies sweeping mafia problems ‘under the carpet’

    Phuket Governor denies sweeping mafia problems ‘under the carpet’

    PHUKET: The Phuket Governor has strongly denied allegations of ignoring rampant corruption and “mafia” operations in Phuket. “Phuket has never swept problems under the carpet,” Governor Maitri sternly told the Phuket Gazette yesterday.

  • Phuket taxi mafia probe targets Kamala, Rawai

    Phuket taxi mafia probe targets Kamala, Rawai

    PHUKET: The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has revealed that the next two areas to be investigated for alleged taxi mafia activity are the Phuket beachside communities of Rawai and Kamala. The move has already received the support of Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada, who has ordered the investigations to be carried out without further delay. Lt Col Somboon Sarasit, head of the DSI’s Bureau of Special Crime Unit 3, delivered the news at a meeting at Provincial Hall on Tuesday.

  • Phuket transport council agrees to 36% jump in taxi fares

    Phuket transport council agrees to 36% jump in taxi fares

    PHUKET: The ruling committee for Phuket’s public transportation authorities today agreed to price hikes of up to 36 per cent for metered taxi fares in Phuket. Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada, who chaired the meeting of the provincial transportation committee, explained that the proposed increases in taxi fares were the same as those proposed at a meeting on August 29 (story

  • Phuket Games visitors get surf danger warning

    Phuket Games visitors get surf danger warning

    PHUKET: Officials are warning visiting athletes and others arriving for the Phuket Games 2012 to stay out of the water at island beaches, where dangerous riptides and heavy surf claim the lives of scores of overconfident swimmers each year. The initial warning came on Friday morning during a meeting of Phuket Games 2012 management council at the Royal Phuket City Hotel in Phuket Town. The gathering was chaired by Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa and attended by top local officials including Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) President Paiboon Upatising.

  • Phuket Island Union takes Evason dispute to Governor

    Phuket Island Union takes Evason dispute to Governor

    PHUKET: Phuket Island Union members filed a petition with the Phuket Governor’s Office yesterday, requesting that Governor Tri Augkaradacha endorse their plea for a better severance package. The petition was the latest move by the union following an impromptu strike and subsequent sacking of more than 400 staff at the Evason Phuket & Bon Island resort

  • Switzerland appoints Honorary Consul for Phuket

    Switzerland appoints Honorary Consul for Phuket

    PHUKET: The Swiss Embassy in Bangkok has appointed long-time Swiss resident Andrea Kotas Tammathin as its first honorary consul for Phuket. Mrs Tammathin was formally presented to Phuket officialdom on Friday afternoon, when Swiss Ambassador Christine Schraner Burgener and Head of Chancery Bernhard Bienz met Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa at Provincial Hall

  • Phuket underpass project unveiled

    Phuket underpass project unveiled

    PHUKET: Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak at Phuket”s Boat Lagoon Resort Tuesday, chaired the third and final public hearing on the Bang Khu intersection improvement project, at which it was announced that a two-lane underpass construction had been selected over

  • ‘Phuket Lovers’ to rally on Doomsday Saturday

    ‘Phuket Lovers’ to rally on Doomsday Saturday

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Office will hold several special events this Saturday, April 28, to restore confidence among residents and tourists alike and to quash rumors that the island will sink into the sea. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha admitted that recent seismic activity following the initial 4.3 Richter earthquake on April 16 had stirred a sense of apprehension among tourists and residents, especially those in Srisoonthorn, where the tremors have been centered.