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  • Phuket PAD remembers protest victims

    Phuket PAD remembers protest victims

    PHUKET: Phuket members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) yesterday took part in an alms-giving ceremony to remember the victims of the October 7, 2008 clashes between PAD protesters and government troops who forcibly removed them after a 193-day blockade at Government House in Bangkok. The merit-makers offered donations of food and other necessary items to monks at Wat Charoen Samanakit, located on Toh Sae Hill Road in Phuket Town.

  • Calling all Phukets statisticians

    Calling all Phukets statisticians

    PHUKET: When the game of cricket is mentioned to people who have never been involved with this multi-faceted sport, invariably a statement is made to the effect, I dont understand the rules and how its scored. Well, here is your chance to learn the intricacies of cricket scoring from one of the regions most highly respected and experienced scoring technicians.

  • Landslide threat prompts Phuket evacuation

    Landslide threat prompts Phuket evacuation

    PHUKET: Residents in a landslide risk zone in Phuket have been ordered to evacuate following fears of a major slide that could bury businesses and block the bypass road. The order followed a landslide on Wednesday morning behind the Adisak Equipment store on the bypass road northbound in Rassada. Store owner Adisak Lertchuwongsa said, The soil slid down suddenly at about 10am, covering six units of accommodation set up to house Burmese workers

  • Phuket floods: roads closed, landslide hits Patong

    Phuket floods: roads closed, landslide hits Patong

    PHUKET: Downpours this morning have caused havoc across Phuket, with road closures and major traffic delays reported across the island and another landslide in Patong.

  • Bangkok student trumps Phuket as national winner in Thailand’s Dublin Literary Awards

    Bangkok student trumps Phuket as national winner in Thailand’s Dublin Literary Awards

    PHUKET: Sirada Chatikavanij, a 17-year-old student from Triam Udom Suksa school in Bangkok has won the Junior Dublin Literary Award for Thailand in a contest that saw close to 1,000 English-language essays submitted.

  • Park chief preps Similan Islands for tourist high season

    Park chief preps Similan Islands for tourist high season

    PHUKET: The chief of the Similan Islands Marine National Park is calling for all tour boat operators to register in order to be able to legally enter the park when it reopens on November 1.

  • Phuket Veg Fest threat: your fake meat might be real

    Phuket Veg Fest threat: your fake meat might be real

    PHUKET: Officials are conducting inspections of food stalls taking part in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival following reports that some unscrupulous vendors have been lacing artificial meat dishes with real meat products in order to make them more attractive to potential consumers. Artificial meat dishes are a staple among many who take part in the annual 10-day purification ritual, during which any and all meat products are strictly forbidden.

  • Phuket minimum wage hike effective today

    Phuket minimum wage hike effective today

    PHUKET: The minimum wage rise to 300 baht per day will be in effect for all government employees in Phuket from today, October 1, a panel of experts revealed yesterday. Senator Anothai Rittiphanyawong broke the news this morning at a seminar at the Royal Phuket City Hotel in Phuket Town.

  • Officials admit fear of reprisals killing Phuket bus plans

    Officials admit fear of reprisals killing Phuket bus plans

    PHUKET: Top Phuket officials have openly admitted that fear of reprisals by taxi and tuk-tuk drivers is preventing people from launching affordable bus services between Phukets main tourist beaches. Phuket Vice Governor Weerawat Janpen yesterday chaired a meeting at the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) to discuss strategies to resolve the decades old problem of tourists being cheated by transportation operators in Phuket. Wanta Phummararossukon, who holds the position of Special Scholar at the PLTO, explained that his office is currently open to receive applications to run concessions on three bus routes as follows: 1.

  • Phuket Debacle: Bus Terminal 2 may never open

    Phuket Debacle: Bus Terminal 2 may never open

    PHUKET: As Phuket Bus Terminal 2 approaches its second birthday, the Phuket Land Transport Office [PLTO] is determined to open the facility by the end of the year, despite continued resistance from Rassada Municipality where it is located. The latest discussion about the problems facing the station came at a meeting of the Phuket Provincial Bus Terminal Committee on Monday. Held at the Land Transport Office, the meeting was chaired by Phuket Deputy Governor (Palad) Chaiwat Taephee.