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  • Malaysian biker dies en route to Phuket Bike Week

    Malaysian biker dies en route to Phuket Bike Week

    PHUKET: A Malaysian biker died in a road accident in Phattalung yesterday afternoon while riding to Phuket to join Phuket Bike Week. Lt Boonthip Wunfai of the Khao Chaison Police told the Phuket Gazette this morning that the accident occurred on Petchkasem Road, the main highway from the southern Thai border to Bangkok, at about 2:30pm.

  • Phuket Songkran: Four days without death on the roads

    Phuket Songkran: Four days without death on the roads

    PHUKET: For the first time in years, Phuket has maintained its zero death toll for the first four days of the Songkran Seven Days of Danger national road-safety campaign.

  • Phuket Songkran: 48 hours with no road deaths

    Phuket Songkran: 48 hours with no road deaths

    PHUKET: The second day of the Seven Days of Danger nationwide road-safety campaign for the Songkran Thai new year holiday period passed on Phuket without recording any deaths, leaving the island’s road toll for the period so far at zero. The Seven Days campaign began at midnight on Wednesday (story

  • Phuket dignatories mark Thai New Year with Songkran mass blessing ceremony

    Phuket dignatories mark Thai New Year with Songkran mass blessing ceremony

    PHUKET: Hundreds of people gathered at Saphan Hin this morning to join a Songkran blessing ceremony to celebrate their Thai New Year. At 7am, Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut chaired the opening of the ceremony, joined by Vice Governors Sommai Prijasilpa, Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak and Chamroen Tipayapongtada.

  • Unidentified body found off Phuket Deep Sea Port

    Unidentified body found off Phuket Deep Sea Port

    PHUKET: Police are trying to determine the identity of a man whose body was discovered off Cape Panwa, on the east coast of Phuket, today. Local villagers found the body floating near the channel marker to the Deep Sea Port at about 12:30pm

  • Phuket Songkran: Four accidents but no deaths on Day 1

    Phuket Songkran: Four accidents but no deaths on Day 1

    PHUKET: The first 24 hours of Phuket Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the Songkran holidays passed with zero deaths. The annual road-safety campaign this year began at midnight Wednesday night

  • Phuket Opinion: Solving water problems with rain, prisoners, and solar

    Phuket Opinion: Solving water problems with rain, prisoners, and solar

    PHUKET: Many places on this planet, including Phuket, are going through one of the driest spells of the last decade. My home state of Colorado is no exception

  • Victim of Phuket gold shop shooting remembered as good Samaritan

    Victim of Phuket gold shop shooting remembered as good Samaritan

    PHUKET: Apichet Chooklang, killed in a gold shop robbery Monday evening (story

  • Police offer B200k reward for gold shop robber

    Police offer B200k reward for gold shop robber

    PHUKET: Police are offering a reward of 200,000 baht for information leading to the arrest of the man who robbed the C.P. Gold Master & Jewelry store at gunpoint yesterday evening, shooting dead a customer at the store in the process.

  • Phuket shelter in fight against HIV stigma

    Phuket shelter in fight against HIV stigma

    Daoroong ‘Joojee’ Rodsamnam, 49, from Bangkok, has been project manager for the Life Home Project Foundation, a shelter for HIV-positive mothers and their children, for seven years. Here, she talks about HIV in Phuket, the goals and challenges of the Foundation and what motivated her to work there. PHUKET: Phuket is always in the top-five provinces in Thailand in terms of numbers of people with HIV and AIDS.