Artikel tagged “News”

  • Phuket Sports: Patong lead the field

    Phuket Sports: Patong lead the field

    PHUKET: Patong CC top the Island Furniture cricket league after a comfortable win over Phuket’s youth development team, the Leopards, played at the ACG last Sunday. With all seven teams in the competition moving into the third round of matches, a victory and taking every available bonus point was a must for Patong while the Leopards were on the prowl for their first victory, or at least to take points from last year’s league champions.

  • Phuket Events: New vehicle for tickets in Phuket

    Phuket Events: New vehicle for tickets in Phuket

    PHUKET: With more and more events gracing Phuket every year, and with the vast majority of them sponsored by the Phuket Gazette, the newspaper’s events promotion team thought it time to do something special for event organizers and attendees alike.

  • Phuket Media Watch: European round-up

    Phuket Media Watch: European round-up

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community UN: Global economy to stumble in 2012 as unemployment and EU’s economic crisis continues Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: With Europe’s sovereign debt crisis continuing to unfold, countries around the world are expected to experience an economic slowdown during the year ahead, according to a United Nations (UN) report yesterday. The UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012 (WESP) report gives a detailed picture on seven geographical regions and forecasts that growth rates for the next two years will slow down in most of them.

  • Phuket update: US embassy maintains terror threat warning

    Phuket update: US embassy maintains terror threat warning

    PHUKET: The US Embassy in Bangkok sees American citizens in Thailand as still facing the threat of terrorism and will thus keep a controversial warning on its website, despite the Thai government’s insistence that Thailand is not a target for international terrorists, a senior embassy official said yesterday. “Nothing changes” when it comes to the perceived threats and America’s need to keep its citizens informed, the high-ranking embassy source told The Nation. However, the source would not say how long this warning – which seems to be upsetting the Yingluck government – would remain on the embassy website.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Balls up at Indonesian Railways

    Phuket Media Watch: Balls up at Indonesian Railways

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Indonesia cracks down on ‘train surfing’ with concrete balls Phuket Gazette / News WIres PHUKET: Railway staff in Indonesia have begun hanging concrete balls above railway lines in an effort to stop commuters from riding the roofs of trains, the Jakarta Globe reported today. The grapefruit-sized concrete balls, which could deliver deadly blows to the head, were installed above railway lines a few centimeters above the top of carriages at points where trains enter or pull out of stations. Authorities hope the balls will be enough to deter defiant roof riders.

  • Phuket Video Report: ‘Ae Inside’ murder re-enacted by suspect

    Phuket Video Report: ‘Ae Inside’ murder re-enacted by suspect

    PHUKET: Police today staged a re-enactment of the assassination of Phuket reporter Wisut “Ae Inside” Tangwitthayaporn, who was

  • Phuket Property Watch: Stand up and deliver

    Phuket Property Watch: Stand up and deliver

    PHUKET: Winter has hit the northern hemisphere and somehow the “Occupy Wall Street” movement looks to have lost momentum.

  • Phuket Business: Solar system pilots

    Phuket Business: Solar system pilots

    PHUKET: An innovative new solar power system will be making its world premier in the coming months, with Phuket to serve as a pilot market, and possibly a manufacturing base. The Powerrrup – that’s right, 3 rs – is an ingenious yet simple ground-breaking, renewable energy system developed specifically with the island’s “green conscious” market in mind.

  • Phuket Sports: Junjita takes 5th at world golf tourney

    Phuket Sports: Junjita takes 5th at world golf tourney

    PHUKET: Golf is certainly on the up-swing in Phuket, with a wealth of young players from the island now competing at international level.

  • Phuket Roads: Swiss man, 56, killed in Phuket motorbike crash

    Phuket Roads: Swiss man, 56, killed in Phuket motorbike crash

    PHUKET: In our third story on Phuket road carnage today, a Swiss man was killed instantly when his motorcycle was hit by a passenger car on Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang early this afternoon. According to Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers at the scene, the Swiss man was traveling southbound on Thepkrasattri Road when he was hit full force by a Bangkok-registered Toyota Vios.