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  • Phuket records a day without death on the roads

    Phuket records a day without death on the roads

    PHUKET: Today marks the last day of the “Seven Days of Danger” holiday road-safety campaign. No fatalities were recorded in Phuket yesterday, Day 6 of the campaign, with the number of fatalities standing at six. According to official figures from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket Office (DDPM-Phuket) this morning, Day 6 ended with nine serious injuries in eight reported accidents, but no deaths.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Sword master behind Darth Vader dies

    Phuket Media Watch: Sword master behind Darth Vader dies

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Sword master behind Darth Vader, Bob Anderson, dies at 89 Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: English actor and fencer Bob Anderson, who portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars saga, died on Sunday, the British Academy of Fencing announced yesterday. He was 89. Anderson, of Hampshire in southern England, was the stunt double for Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’, being one of the seven people who portrayed the famous sci-fi villain.

  • After ‘bloody’ New Year, Phuket holiday road toll eases

    After ‘bloody’ New Year, Phuket holiday road toll eases

    PHUKET: After New Year’s Day claimed the lives of three Phuket motorists, carnage during Day 5 of the “Seven Days of Danger” holiday road-safety campaign was relatively light, with no fatalities and just six injuries reported.

  • Russian woman dies in Phuket motorbike accident

    Russian woman dies in Phuket motorbike accident

    PHUKET: A young Russian woman died when her motorbike was hit by a car early yesterday, making her the sixth road accident fatality in the first four days of the “Seven Days of Danger” holiday road-safety campaign in Phuket. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket Office (DDPM-Phuket) identified the deceased as 26-year-old Elena Kireeva. According to DDPM-Phuket, Ms Kireeva’s motorbike was hit by a Mitsubishi Pajero on Chao Fa West Rd in Wichit at about 6:30pm.

  • Wishing all a very happy New Year

    Wishing all a very happy New Year

    PHUKET: One would guess that quite a few of Phuket’s residents were up well past their usual bed times last night as 2011 slipped into history and 2012 dawned. It’s probably likely that for an equal number it was business as usual, with 3am considered a respectable time for turning in. Regardless, what to do now that those long made resolutions have finally come into effect?

  • Russian tourist dies in fall at Phuket home

    Russian tourist dies in fall at Phuket home

    PHUKET: A Russian tourist died in a fall from an interior balcony at a holiday rental home in Kathu, central Phuket, early yesterday morning.

  • Phuket Media Watch: North Korea defiant; Fires rage in Los Angeles; Sailor rescued 5 days after ship sinks off Vietnam

    Phuket Media Watch: North Korea defiant; Fires rage in Los Angeles; Sailor rescued 5 days after ship sinks off Vietnam

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community North Korea warns South Korea on ‘hideous crimes’ Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: The North Korean military on yesterday said the South “will pay for its hideous crimes” during the mourning period for Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il, and warned it may launch a retaliatory strike to “smash the stronghold of the puppet forces.” A statement from the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) condemned the South Korean government for immediately putting its forces on alert and convening an emergency meeting following the announcement of Kim Jong-il’s death. “When the whole nation is overcome with grief over the great loss, only the South Korean puppet group committed thrice-cursed crimes,” the Commission said in a long statement.

  • ‘Colorful Phuket Countdown 2012′ now underway

    ‘Colorful Phuket Countdown 2012′ now underway

    PHUKET: The clock is now ticking at Sanamchai in Phuket Town, where the “Colorful Phuket Countdown 2012″ got underway at 8pm last night. The opening ceremony was chaired by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, who took a stroll though a 20-meter-long “under the sea” tunnel of lights and decorations

  • Phuket Media Watch: Russian regional round-up

    Phuket Media Watch: Russian regional round-up

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Russia’s first hybrid vehicle to go on sale next year Phuket Gazette / News WiresRussian automobile manufacturer Yo-Auto on Tuesday announced that it will be offering the country’s first hybrid vehicle late next year. The company’s billionaire co-owner Mikhail Prokhorov spoke on national television on Tuesday to confirm that the first Yo-hybrid is scheduled to come out on sale in December 2012. Prokhorov had said in previous announcements that the goal is to manufacture and offer an eco-friendly vehicle for under $10,000 (approximately 31,650 Thai Baht).

  • Phuket Business: a modern gold rush

    Phuket Business: a modern gold rush

    PHUKET: As my latest trip to the UK continues, I was thinking “What can I get my dearest for Christmas this year?” I’m not the biggest fan of shopping trips and love nothing more than having a fixed plan in place to minimize the whole experience. Being Christmas, though, I thought I should give this a little more time and thought and really push the boat out.