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  • Phuket Court launches night, weekend hearings

    Phuket Court launches night, weekend hearings

    PHUKET: Faced with thousands of unresolved cases, Phuket Provincial Court on Tuesday launched a “night court” service in an effort to reduce the backlog. Phuket Court Acting Chief Justice Audthakarn Foojaroen and fellow justices yesterday held a press conference at the courthouse to announce the night court hours, which run Monday to Friday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

  • Phuket tourist cheats spark foreign diplomat intervention

    Phuket tourist cheats spark foreign diplomat intervention

    PHUKET: Foreign diplomats representing at least six countries are to meet Tourism and Sports Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa to address the growing problem of cheats and swindlers targeting Phuket tourists. The news was reported through state news agency the National News Bureau of Thailand. Tourism and Sports Ministry Spokesperson Watchara Kannika announced that EU Ambassador David Lipman, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Thailand, and the ambassadors of six countries, including Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands, are to meet Mr Chumpol to brainstorm a solution to the increasing problem of tourists being cheated and swindled in Phuket.

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    Phuket News: Leichtes Erdbeben erschüttert Phang Nga

    Phuket News: Leichtes Erdbeben erschüttert Phang Nga PHANG NGA – Küstenbewohner des Bezirks Takuapa in der Provinz Phang Nga wurden gestern in Alarmbereitschaft versetzt, nachdem das Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Phang Nga ein kleines Erbeben der Größenordnung 2,7 auf der Richterskala, das etwa 10 Sekunden andauerte, um 3.48 Uhr gemessen hatte. [...]

  • Krabi tourist vans slam into fallen karst boulder

    Krabi tourist vans slam into fallen karst boulder

    PHUKET: A boulder weighing at least one tonne plummeted off a roadside karst near the tourist-popular Ao Nang beach in Krabi this afternoon.

  • Five dead, 16 injured in Phang Nga crash

    Five dead, 16 injured in Phang Nga crash

    PHUKET: Five people returning from a Phuket cremation ceremony were killed on Saturday night when the crowded pickup they were riding in slammed into a tree in Phang Nga. Sixteen others were seriously injured. A songthaew (pickup modified for passenger transport) was returning Buddhist adherents from the

  • Patong Carnival tops poll as Phuket’s top funfair

    Patong Carnival tops poll as Phuket’s top funfair

    PHUKET: The annual Patong Carnival is Phuket’s top free funfair according to a recent readers’ poll by the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket forecast: good chance of rain this weekend

    Phuket forecast: good chance of rain this weekend

    PHUKET: The weekend forecast for Phuket calls for “widely scattered to scattered” thundershowers through Monday, with variable winds and temperatures at night reaching as low as 22°C. For the 24-hour period starting at noon today, the forecast by the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) center at Phuket Airport calls for partly cloudy conditions with scattered thundershowers covering 60% of the province.

  • Battle to keep Phuket beaches clear continues

    Battle to keep Phuket beaches clear continues

    PHUKET: The battle to keep Phuket’s beaches free of illegal vendors continues to be a pitched one, with each small advance seemingly followed by a setback. In the latest development, four local residents have set up small restaurants on the sands of Kata Beach with low-to-the-ground Japanese-style dining tables selling grilled and barbecued meats every evening starting at dusk.

  • Phuket Police keep the heat on drug dealers

    Phuket Police keep the heat on drug dealers

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are searching for a man-and-wife team of alleged major drug dealers who are on the run after officers unearthed a trove of methamphetamines from the ground outside their home in Mai Khao. Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul provided details of the operation at a press conference on Monday. Also attending were his deputies Pornsak Nuannu and Witoon Gongsudjai, as well as Tah Chat Chai Police Superintendent Sakchai Limcharoen and his investigation team.

  • Phuket’s baby elephants under investigation

    Phuket’s baby elephants under investigation

    PHUKET: Three elephant camps in Phuket are being investigated after concerns were raised about the origins of the baby elephants in their possession.

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