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  • Phuket OrBorJor election becomes a  two-horse race

    Phuket OrBorJor election becomes a two-horse race

    PHUKET: Registration closed yesterday for candidates to enter the April 7 Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) presidential election, with a second candidate entering the race and another withdrawing on the grounds that the election was “unfair”. Chayot Wisartpong from Pa Khlok, arrived at Phuket Community Hall with his supporters to register with the Phuket Election Commission shortly after 3pm

  • Praying lizard crashes Buddhist ceremony

    Praying lizard crashes Buddhist ceremony

    PHUKET: A NINE-INCH gecko is talk of the town in a village in the Northern province of Phayao this week – not for its size, which isn’t exactly unusual, but for its piety. On February 27, one of the village families invited a monk to their home to hold a Buddhist ceremony of renewal

  • Phuket Police to start patrols with the ‘All Blacks’

    Phuket Police to start patrols with the ‘All Blacks’

    PHUKET: Phuket Police will soon be patrolling the streets of Phuket in brand-new all black Mazda2 cars.

  • Paiboon alone in start of Phuket election campaigning

    Paiboon alone in start of Phuket election campaigning

    PHUKET: On the first morning of enrollment for candidates for the position of Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) president, former president Paiboon Upatising was the first and so far only candidate to show his hand today.

  • Pla-Wan attack: ‘Eight is enough’, say Phuket police

    Pla-Wan attack: ‘Eight is enough’, say Phuket police

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police are not pursuing their investigation into whether any more suspects are to be arrested in connection with the attack on Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara. Mr Vorasit is the general manager of the Sri Panwa resort. He was brutally

  • Phuket Heroines Memorial Fair underway

    Phuket Heroines Memorial Fair underway

    PHUKET: The Phuket Cultural Office has a fun-packed range of activities lined up for this year’s Heroines Memorial Fair, which started on Friday in Thalang. Among the attractions taking place to honor Jan and Mook, the famous heroines who led Siamese forces in repelling an invasion by the Burmese in 1785, are group weddings, traditional dance performances and spectacular light and sound shows. During the governor of Phuket’s regular “Meet the Media” event on Thursday, provincial culture chief Prayoon Noosuk said the Culture Office, Provincial Office and other local government organizations were once again putting on the fair to glorify the heroism of Lady Thepkrasattri and Lady Srisoonthorn, as Jan and Muk became known.

  • Dokset blames jealousy: Phuket Police

    Dokset blames jealousy: Phuket Police

    PHUKET: Stein Dokset, the long-term Phuket expat Norwegian charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Rungnapa Suktong, has told police that he accidentally killed his girlfriend in a jealousy-fueled rage, police said today.

  • Phuket goes to the polls March 25, April 7

    Phuket goes to the polls March 25, April 7

    PHUKET: An island-wide ban on the sale of alcohol will go into effect from 6pm on April 6 through to midnight of April 7 so island residents can vote in the upcoming Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) presidential election. Residents living in Chalong and Rassada municipal areas will be subject to a similar ban for elections to select councilors for their respective municipalities on March 25. Under election law the sale of alcohol is prohibited from 6pm the night before election day through to midnight of the day of the election.

  • Phuket Live Wire: An update on international download speeds in Phuket

    Phuket Live Wire: An update on international download speeds in Phuket

    PHUKET: Time for an update on how Phuket’s doing for real world, measured international internet speeds.

  • Phuket welcomes newborn elephant ‘Pang Saifon’

    Phuket welcomes newborn elephant ‘Pang Saifon’

    PHUKET: The owners of the Kinnari Elephant Camp in Rawai this morning announced the birth of a baby elephant at the camp. Pang Saifon, born at 1:49am, is the second elephant to be born at the camp.