Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket Opinion: Signs of progress against roadside pollution

    Phuket Opinion: Signs of progress against roadside pollution

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette fully supports the long-overdue effort by the Phuket Highways Office to remove billboards and other unsightly advertising signage from roadsides under its authority, and we would encourage the local Department of Rural Roads and other agencies with similar authority to follow suit as soon as possible. If there is another tropical island paradise with roadsides that have been so severely tarnished, we wouldnt want to visit it

  • Phuket braced for landslides as more rain falls

    Phuket braced for landslides as more rain falls

    PHUKET: Phuket officials are urging more residents to evacuate as torrential rain continues to fall on exposed soil at a landslide risk zone along the bypass road northbound in Rassada. Rassada Mayor Suratin Lianudom, who has been at the scene all day, told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon that officials are closely monitoring several stretches of the road. This morning a small landslide near the “bypass waterfall” opposite the Hino dealership caused concern

  • Special report: Phuket foreigners losing homes to con men

    Special report: Phuket foreigners losing homes to con men

    PHUKET: Phuket homeowners are a prime target for regional fraud gangs that leave their “marks” heartbroken and penniless, with wives of wealthy foreigners often falling victim. Reports of people being cheated out of tens of millions of baht in such scams are rife on the island, but the victims are often too ashamed to come forward to warn others

  • Phuket officials helpless in bypass road landslide threat

    Phuket officials helpless in bypass road landslide threat

    PHUKET: Local officials have decided on a hands-off approach to the nearly 250,000 cubic meters of soil threatening to break loose, destroy buildings and spill across the heavily-trafficked bypass road, a major artery skirting Phuket Town Following a landslide on Wednesday morning and the … Full story

  • Phuket News Hound: Steve Jobs is dead; Phuket tennis tourney shaping up; Listeria alarm in US

    Phuket News Hound: Steve Jobs is dead; Phuket tennis tourney shaping up; Listeria alarm in US

    Phuket NEWS Hound World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died Phuket GazetteApple co-founder Steve Jobs died last night in California. In a statement, Apple’s Board of Directors confirmed the passing of Jobs

  • Phuket News Hound: Thai floods; PM to visit Burma; Thailand’s Boxer going for gold

    Phuket News Hound: Thai floods; PM to visit Burma; Thailand’s Boxer going for gold

    PHUKET NEWS HOUND news about Thailand compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket readers Thai flood death toll reaches 212Phuket GazetteThe death toll as a result of widespread flooding across Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 212, according to the latest reports released on yesterday. Permanent Interior Secretary Phranai Suwannarat confirmed the number of deaths, adding that two others remain missing as flood waters continue to affect 25 provinces in Thailand’s North, Northeast and Central regions, the MCOT news agency reports. The unusually strong rainfall in recent months has affected almost 2.

  • New games for ‘Phuket’ Youth Games 2012

    New games for ‘Phuket’ Youth Games 2012

    PHUKET: Three new sports have been added to the official program of the 28th Thailand National … Full story

  • Kidney dialysis center opens in Phuket

    Kidney dialysis center opens in Phuket

    PHUKET: The Laem Son Health Center in Wichit began providing kidney dialysis treatment to patients yesterday, and in doing so became the first center in Phuket to offer such treatment outside government hospitals. The center (pictured here), located on …

  • Phuket taxi thugs apologize, pay damages for attack on tour driver

    Phuket taxi thugs apologize, pay damages for attack on tour driver

    PHUKET: The three taxi drivers who assaulted another driver working for a Phuket elephant camp have apologized for the attack and paid 40,000 baht in damages. Kamala Police Duty Officer Anek Mongkol confirmed today that the three taxi drivers Wasan Sanae, 35, Sitthikorn Boonsri, 28, and Thanawut Poksakul, 25 were each fined 1,000 baht for the attack.

  • Phuket minimum wage hike effective tomorrow

    Phuket minimum wage hike effective tomorrow

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