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  • Phuket floods delay flight, mudslide confirmed

    Phuket floods delay flight, mudslide confirmed

    PHUKET: The floodwater that slowed traffic to a snail’s pace across Phuket this morning resulted in a Thai Airways flight being delayed to ensure passengers caught in traffic jams could get aboard. Staff at the Phuket International Airport Customer Service department confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that Thai Airways flight number TG204, scheduled to depart Phuket at 10:55am, was delayed for 30 minutes to allow passengers arriving late to clear entry procedures and take their seats on board the aircraft. However, the staffer also confirmed that was the only flight delayed; all other flights were operating as scheduled.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Goodbye to ol’ Hotmail

    Phuket Live Wire: Goodbye to ol’ Hotmail

    PHUKET: If you have a Hotmail account, you’re in for a big surprise. Microsoft is throwing away Hotmail completely. That’s quite a comeuppance for one of the best-known brands in the world.

  • Phuket contractors protest rising sand prices

    Phuket contractors protest rising sand prices

    PHUKET: A group of construction contractors and building material retailers yesterday gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall to protest the cost of building sand, which has spiraled upward following the raid and closure of an illegal quarry in Phang Nga. The protesters filed a joint complaint, addressed to Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha and Phuket Chamber of Commerce committee member Samran Sinthong

  • Overturned tour bus cleared from main Phuket road

    Overturned tour bus cleared from main Phuket road

    PHUKET: The overturned bus that blocked Thepkrasattri Road northbound early this morning, causing long tailbacks during rush hour, has been moved and traffic is now flowing freely along the busy Phuket road. At the scene, Sen Sgt Maj Kitti Klaisamniang of Phuket City Traffic Police told the Phuket Gazette that there were no passengers on board the bus at the time of the accident

  • Traffic tailbacks in Phuket as tour bus flips

    Traffic tailbacks in Phuket as tour bus flips

    PHUKET: A large tour bus flipped on to its side before dawn today, blocking three lanes of traffic and causing long tailbacks of up to 30 minutes on Phuket’s busy Thepkrasattri Road. The bus, which reportedly overturned at about 3am, came to rest on the long uphill stretch of Thepkrasattri Road northbound between Supercheap and the new Kasikorn Bank branch further to the north.

  • Tiger Disco fire: Governor visits survivor who ‘leaped to safety’

    Tiger Disco fire: Governor visits survivor who ‘leaped to safety’

    PHUKET: The Phuket Governor and his wife this morning visited a survivor of the

  • Phuket corruption probe reveals ‘hundreds’ of suspicious land titles

    Phuket corruption probe reveals ‘hundreds’ of suspicious land titles

    PHUKET: The investigation by the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) into illegally issued land titles in Phuket has identified 100 plots that will be investigated thoroughly, but the number could easily double if tip-offs from local informants are accurate. PACC Secretary General Col Dusadee Arayawuth said that “some” of the 100 plots investigated so far had been cleared and deemed legal, while the remainder were still under investigation. However, he added that since the probe was launched 10 months ago, his office had been informed of at least 100 more plots worthy of being investigated.

  • Phuket Airport B5.7bn expansion ‘likely to start next year’

    Phuket Airport B5.7bn expansion ‘likely to start next year’

    PHUKET: The 5.7-billion-baht expansion of Phuket International Airport is likely to begin next year, and take two and half years to complete, the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation was told this week. The Standing Committee, led by Committee Chairman Kecha Saksomboon, heard the news at a high-profile meeting at Phuket Airport on Wednesday.

  • Tiger Disco Fire: Friend identifies watch, bracelet of missing Thai waitress

    Tiger Disco Fire: Friend identifies watch, bracelet of missing Thai waitress

    PHUKET: A Thai waitress who worked at the Tiger Discotheque may have been identified today after a friend recognized a wristwatch and a bracelet found on one of the four bodies

  • Protest against Tesco Lotus in Phuket Town

    Protest against Tesco Lotus in Phuket Town

    PHUKET: More than 500 local traders, business owners and residents marched on Provincial Hall yesterday to petition the Governor to stop construction of a new Tesco Lotus outlet planned for Phuket Town. After assembling at Rama X Park (Suan Luang), the protesters marched through the streets carrying signs with slogans reading “Tesco ruins our life in Phuket Town”, “We don’t want Tesco”, among others.