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  • 150 temporary lifeguards being trained

    150 temporary lifeguards being trained

    The Phuket OrBorJor (Phuket Provincial Organisation) is setting up a training course for 150 new lifeguards in readiness to step in if no one bids in the new auction. A meeting at the OrBorJor office today (October 6) chaired by Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew, along with many local authorities, discussed about more possible solutions for Phuket lifeguard duties.

  • “Elections delayed until 2019” – Thai PM

    “Elections delayed until 2019” – Thai PM

    Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has told the Thai community during his visit to the United States that the election should take place in 2019, many months later than the junta-appointed legislators had predicted. Prayut spoke after he told US President Donald Trump on Monday that the election date would be announced next year without any further postponement. He said the election would be organised within 150 days after the promulgation of essential organic laws, which he said should be completed by November 2018.

  • Drugs, guns and bullets – 2 men arrested

    Drugs, guns and bullets – 2 men arrested

    Today (October 5), Phuket police announced the arrest of 2 men with 10,760 amphetamine pills, 1 kilogram of meth amphetamine and guns and bullets valued at 1.4 million Baht. The arrest follows a 7-kilogram amphetamine crackdown that happened 2 months ago. The police tracked down the other drug dealers involved in the network by investigating the people arrested

  • More than 10,000 fire jellyfish found near Gai Island, Krabi

    More than 10,000 fire jellyfish found near Gai Island, Krabi

    During a survey by officers of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park today (October 4), the team found a massive group of pink fire jellyfish floating on the water surface. “We found a lot of fire jellyfish near Gai Island and we have warned all tour boats to be careful of them and avoid diving in the area as they are poisonous and can leaving painful stings if you swim into them,” said Chief of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Worapot Lomlim

  • Rohingya’s refugees suspicious of Myanmar’s assurances to allow them back

    Rohingya’s refugees suspicious of Myanmar’s assurances to allow them back

    The plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya continues to be parlous despite aid agencies and the UN getting more access to the region and the flood of refugees flowing over the border into Bangladesh. But Rohingya Muslims, now in Bangladesh, remain sceptical about their chances of ever going back to Myanmar, even though the government there is offering assurances it will accept people verified as refugees

  • Heavy rain periods in Phuket until Friday

    Heavy rain periods in Phuket until Friday

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is warning people in most parts of Thailand about “outbreaks of abundant rain and possible flash floods” from today until Friday. Isolated torrential downpours and gusty winds will especially affect the North, the Northeast and the Central regions, including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East and the South (that’s just about the whole of Thailand!)

  • THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, October 3

    THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, October 3

    ‘Trade talk’ between Prayut and Donald at White House | Police have issued a Blue Notice to Interpol over Yingluck’s disappearance | Thailand looking to revise it’s GDP predictions | Khon Kaen bus driver caught using his phone whilst driving.

  • More rain on the way – north, north-east and south

    More rain on the way – north, north-east and south

    Phuket is facing more thunderstorms and rain until at least the weekend. Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodtong, said yesterday (October 2) that according to the Thai Meteorological Department, Phuket is one of those provinces facing downpours from October 2-5 saying locals should follow up the weather forecast closely. People in Phuket, especially those who live on the lowland areas, should be prepared for flash flood following the heavy rain with possibilities of landslides.

  • JetStar flight makes an emergency landing at Chiang Mai

    JetStar flight makes an emergency landing at Chiang Mai

    A Jetstar Airways plane flying from Vietnam made an emergency landing at Chiang Mai International Airport at 11.46am on Monday, officials said. The flight had taken off from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi heading to India, they said

  • Three foreign overstayers arrested

    Three foreign overstayers arrested

      3 foreigners have been arrested on Bangla Road, Patong, including 33 year old Khurram Rasheed from Pakistan, 23 year old Riasat Ali from Pakistan, and 21 year old Ratnakar Reddy Singireddy from India.