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  • Phuket Governor transferred, beach chairs left adrift

    Phuket Governor transferred, beach chairs left adrift

    PHUKET: The Ministry of Interior has transferred Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong to Nonthaburi, effective next month. As is standard, the transfer comes at the beginning of a new fiscal year for the government.

  • Phuket shark bite confirmed

    Phuket shark bite confirmed

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  • New initiative: Phuket Town to Patong for 50 baht

    New initiative: Phuket Town to Patong for 50 baht

    PHUKET: A new public transport initiative was set into motion yesterday with the launch of 50-baht van rides from the Old Phuket Town bus station on Phang Nga Road to Patong Beach. The 15 seat vans will stop at previously established bus stops at Phuket Provincial Hall, Phuket Prison, Satree Phuket School, Vachira Phuket Hospital, Bangkok Hospital, Tessaban Baan Samkong School and Samkong Tesco Lotus.

  • Up in the air: Lucky Air launches Phuket service

    Up in the air: Lucky Air launches Phuket service

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  • Police arrest ladyboy packing fake shooter

    Police arrest ladyboy packing fake shooter

    PHUKET: A ladyboy and her teenage associate were arrested yesterday for robbing two convenience stores with fake firearms last week. Kan Polrob, 19, and a 17-year-old minor, who was not named by officers, were stopped at a police checkpoint in Rassada.

  • Monkey Beach gibbon tout arrested

    Monkey Beach gibbon tout arrested

    PHUKET: Quick action by officers after receiving a tip-off from a Phuket Gazette reader saw a gibbon tout photographed working on the sands of Monkey Beach put behind bars last week (story here ). Anan Nadee, 20, was arrested along with Bancha Songkhai, 24, in front of the Andaman Resort on Phi Phi Don while using ther illegally owned gibbons as props for tourists to take photographs with, confirmed Suwat Suksiri, chief of the Thung Talay Non Hunting Zone.

  • Breathe into this: Phuket tackles drunk driving

    Breathe into this: Phuket tackles drunk driving

    PHUKET: In an effort to reduce drunk driving and the road fatalities linked to it, 39 breathalyzers were donated to Phuket last week. Michael Woodford, the executive chairman of Safer Roads Foundation (SRF), and his wife Anunciacion Somavilla, presented the Lion alcolmeter SD-400s to Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong on August 27.

  • Phuket haze thick with health concerns

    Phuket haze thick with health concerns

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  • Scorned woman throws acid on friend

    Scorned woman throws acid on friend

    PHUKET: A Myanmar woman remains in hospital today with serious acid burns to 90 per cent of her body, including her eyes and ears, after she was attacked by a friend on Wednesday. Ka Ta, 24, was attacked by fellow Myanmar national Ta Zin Moe, 24.

  • Video Report: Rescue worker dances with king cobra

    Video Report: Rescue worker dances with king cobra

    PHUKET: A two-meter-long cobra was successfully wrangled after hiding from rescue workers at the back of a rental room in Chalong yesterday evening.