Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket Special Report: Slavery on the high seas

    Phuket Special Report: Slavery on the high seas

    PHUKET: Workers in Thailand’s fishing industry often find themselves living a violent nightmare with no escape in sight and no help.

  • Phuket Tourism Update: TAT mounts global push

    Phuket Tourism Update: TAT mounts global push

    PHUKET: The Thai Hotels Association (THA) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will kick off a global campaign in December to woo back tourists to Phuket and other destinations in the aftermath of the flood disaster.

  • Phuket officials aim to lift landslide ‘disaster warning’

    Phuket officials aim to lift landslide ‘disaster warning’

    PHUKET: In a sign that the worst of the 2011 monsoon season may be behind us, Phuket authorities are preparing paperwork to revoke a landslide disaster warning for a section of the bypass road in Rassada. The warning was put in place for a section of the bypass road northbound following torrential rains

  • Phuket Media Watch – Passing on Thaksin pardon

    Phuket Media Watch – Passing on Thaksin pardon

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Passing on Thaksin pardonThe NationThe government appeared to bow to political pressure last week when it backtracked on a plan to grant former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra a pardon on the occasion of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday. The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the conservative pressure group better known as the “yellow shirts”, cancelled a planned protest against the move after Justice Minister Pracha Promnok confirmed that the fugitive former prime minister would not be among convicts eligible for a pardon. Analysts have long suspected the ruling Pheu Thai Party, led by Mr Thaksin’s sister, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, aims to clear its exiled patron of his alleged misdeeds.

  • Phuket police launch manhunt, announce B50,000 reward for knife thief

    Phuket police launch manhunt, announce B50,000 reward for knife thief

    PHUKET: Phuket police today announced a 50,000-baht reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man who

  • Pheu Thai Spokesman vows to take Phuket encroachment issue to Yingluck

    Pheu Thai Spokesman vows to take Phuket encroachment issue to Yingluck

    PHUKET: In Phuket to hear complaints about corrupt government officials here was Pheu Thai Party spokesman and party list MP Prompong Nopparit who on Saturday vowed to raise specific instances of alleged land encroachment with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Mr Prompong is currently vice president of the parliamentary anti-corruption committee, which includes Phuket Democrat MP Raywat Areerob.

  • Phuket ‘brand’ up for discussion at Wednesday’s AMCHAM meet

    Phuket ‘brand’ up for discussion at Wednesday’s AMCHAM meet

    PHUKET: The Greater Phuket chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) will be holding its next meeting at the Anantara Resort in Mai Khao on Wednesday (November 30). “This meeting is a ‘must attend’ for those working in the hospitality, travel, property and hotel sectors,” says real estate guru Bill Barnett. “At a time when Phuket is making a transition toward a mass tourism and hotel market, global and domestic events over the past few years continue to have varying impacts on the destination,” he notes.

  • Southern Thai football is charging ahead with Krabi and Pattalung

    Southern Thai football is charging ahead with Krabi and Pattalung

    PHUKET: Southern Thai football is charging ahead with Krabi FC and Pattalung FC each prevailing at the top of their respective groups in the Thai Premier League (TPL) 2011 Division Two AIS League promotion playoffs. The playoffs, which began in October and are set to conclude in December, divide 12 fine finalists into two groups of six. Upon conclusion, only the top two of each group will be promoted up to replace the bottom four relegated teams of TPL Division One.

  • Russians to hold presidential elections in March 2012

    Russians to hold presidential elections in March 2012

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Russians to hold presidential elections in March 2012 Phuket GazettePHUKET: The Russian government has decided that presidential elections will take place on March 4 next year, the upper house of parliament announced on Friday. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is widely expected to win the vote, will be officially nominated as a presidential candidate during the United Russia party congress on Sunday.

  • Phuket ‘death bend’ gets ‘band aid’ safety, for now

    Phuket ‘death bend’ gets ‘band aid’ safety, for now

    PHUKET: The Phuket Highways Office has closed one southbound lane at the Kor En ‘death bend’ as a temporary measure to stop more accidents at the notorious black spot in Thalang. Also installed as temporary measures are signs warning motorists to slow down and small concrete blocks separating the vehicles exiting Baan Kor En from the traffic speeding past heading toward Phuket Town. The move follows the tragic