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  • 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.

  • Phuket Governor confirmed to stay another year

    Phuket Governor confirmed to stay another year

    PHUKET: Governor Tri Augkaradacha will remain the Governor of Phuket until October 2012, Manas Nurak, personal secretary to Governor Tri, confirmed today.

  • Inaugural Copenhagen–Phuket flight welcomed

    Inaugural Copenhagen–Phuket flight welcomed

    PHUKET: Thai Airway’s inaugural direct flight from Copenhagen landed safely at Phuket International Airport on Saturday. At the airport to greet the first 336 passengers aboard flight TG953 were the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Suraphon Svetasreni, Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Bangonrat Shinaprayoon, Phuket Tourist Association (PTA) Vice President Bhuritt Maswongsa and the executive board of Thai Airways. Three direct flights bound for Phuket now depart Copenhagen on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

  • Phuket officials ordered to crack down on flood price gouging

    Phuket officials ordered to crack down on flood price gouging

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Somkiat Sangkaosuttirak today ordered Phuket Provincial Commercial Affairs acting chief Jarus Phetpakdee to conduct price checks on consumer goods in Phuket and to crack down on any irregularities. At a meeting of top officials convened at Provincial Hall this morning expressly to tackle the issue, V/Gov Somkiat said, We have received many complaints about the rising prices of consumer goods.

  • Phuket Games 2012 postponed due to Bangkok floods

    Phuket Games 2012 postponed due to Bangkok floods

    PHUKET: The 28th National Youth Games, originally scheduled to be held in Phuket from March 18-28, have been postponed.

  • Phuket tuk-tuks join Thai flood-relief effort

    Phuket tuk-tuks join Thai flood-relief effort

    PHUKET: The flood-relief effort continues in Phuket, where local tuk-tuk drivers were among those donating boats and other necessities to those affected by the worst flooding in Thailand in decades. Karon vendors and Kata-Karon Tuk-Tuk and Taxi Club members yesterday presented Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak with 13 fiberglass boats, life-jackets, clothing and other goods to be sent to flood-affected areas