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  • Phuket druggists to restrict sale of ‘Meth Blue’

    Phuket druggists to restrict sale of ‘Meth Blue’

    PHUKET: Phuket pharmacists will restrict the sale of products containing ‘methylene blue’ to minors, following reports of youths taking the compound to avoid testing positive for methamphetamine use during drug tests. The announcement came during a special meeting on Saturday led by Kiattisak Parnrungsri, secretary of the Phuket Pharmacists Club; Duangjai Pasarphan, pharmacist with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO); and Jindee Satikayavakul, president of the Phuket Drugstore Club. The special meeting followed a

  • Phuket Opinion: Why the muddle with maps?

    Phuket Opinion: Why the muddle with maps?

    PHUKET: Over the past century, mankind has made astonishing progress in understanding the nature of the universe, but it seems technological advances have now outstripped the ability of many of us to put them to the best possible use. One good example is in the field of cartography. Maps produced with painstaking effort and considerable risk a century ago, pale in comparison to the wealth of geographic information available to us today.

  • Phuket Police nab alleged pickup thief in Thalang

    Phuket Police nab alleged pickup thief in Thalang

    PHUKET: It took Phuket Police just half an hour to arrest a suspect for the theft of a pickup in Thalang District this morning. They think the man may have been deranged or under the influence of drugs. Cherng Talay Police were notified of the theft of the pickup truck at 10:30am by vehicle owner Sakhon Chalermwanphenyo.

  • Crime and Phuket Tourism: Getting it into context

    Crime and Phuket Tourism: Getting it into context

    PHUKET: In an editorial in August last year, the Phuket Gazette asked readers to consider whether or not our island’s tourism industry would die from all the deaths. The deaths referred not only to violent crime but also to more ‘natural’ events such as drowning and road fatalities. But crime was of course the focus amid a wave of murders and the burgeoning notion that Phuket tourism was in the grips of terminal illness.

  • Bob Brindley passes away in Phuket

    Bob Brindley passes away in Phuket

    PHUKET: Friends and family of Bob Brindley are mourning his passing in Phuket on Sunday. Grenville Fordham, commodore of the Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC), informed members of the club of Mr Brindley’s passing with the following announcement: “It is with great regret that I have to inform you that one of ACYC’s staunchest supporters and valued members, Bob Brindley, passed away on Sunday evening.” “According to his son, Steve, Bob knew it was time and had contacted all his family and friends to say goodbye.

  • Phuket Gazette: Court sentences killers of lesbian; 74 dead in riot

    Phuket Gazette: Court sentences killers of lesbian; 74 dead in riot

    – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community South African court sentences killers of lesbian to 18 yearsPHUKET (News Wires): Four South African men were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday for stabbing and stoning 19-year-old lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana to death in 2006, local media reported yesterday. The men were found to have brutally killed Nkonyana because she was living openly as a lesbian.

  • Phuket Gazette: Canadian authorities arrest 60 in child porn bust

    Phuket Gazette: Canadian authorities arrest 60 in child porn bust

    – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Canadian authorities arrest 60 in child porn bustPHUKET (News Wires): Canadian authorities have arrested and charged 60 men this week in connection with a major, ongoing investigation into child pornography offenses in Ontario, police announced yesterday. A total of 76 search warrants have been executed so far, resulting in the arrests of 60 males between the ages of 16 and 69. Police have laid 213 charges for the alleged possession, making, distributing and accessing child pornography.

  • Phuket Business: White-collared workers to gain from boom

    Phuket Business: White-collared workers to gain from boom

    PHUKET: The local work force and overall economy of Phuket stand to benefit from the ensuing boom in real estate, an executive of a major real estate developer has said. Speaking exclusively with the Phuket Gazette, Suriya Wannabuit, Executive Vice President of the Project Management and Marketing Department of Sansiri Pcl, shared his thoughts about the local economy.

  • Phuket medical tourism threatened by taxi thuggery

    Phuket medical tourism threatened by taxi thuggery

    PHUKET: One of Phuket’s leading hospitals has complained that ‘taxi mafia’ are preventing its drivers from picking up patients staying at certain resort hotels. The complaint was one of many aired at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall on the topic of tourists being cheated in Phuket

  • Phuket Sports: FPL round two

    Phuket Sports: FPL round two

    PHUKET: Phuket’s Fair Play League (FPL) moved venues to take advantage of the excellent facility at Youth Football Home in Thalang for the second round of the competition. With two immaculately kept grass pitches at the ground, participating boys and girls enjoyed an afternoon of great football. In the U11 Division, spectators were treated to three hard-fought games with every player giving their all to earn their team victory.

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