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  • Phuket’s ‘Persons of the Year’: A Sailor’s Salute

    Phuket’s ‘Persons of the Year’: A Sailor’s Salute

    PHUKET: As with our Person of the Year Award in 2009, we have opted for the plural again this year and are delighted to announce that the honor goes to four of the driving forces behind the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

  • A New Year’s message from the Phuket Governor

    A New Year’s message from the Phuket Governor

    SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR OF PHUKET Tri Augkaradacha took up the position of Phuket Governor in October 2009 after serving almost four years as vice governor. Having already reached the mandatory retirement age of 60 years, he will finish his career in the civil service at the end of October this year.

  • Phuket yachting community remembers lost sailor

    Phuket yachting community remembers lost sailor

    PHUKET: Friends of long-term Phuket expat Leslie Beasley, who was

  • Russians in hospital after tour van smash

    Russians in hospital after tour van smash

    PHUKET: Four Russian tourists on their way to a Phuket magic show got a painful dose of reality on Thursday night, when the passenger van they were riding in collided with a delivery truck south of Patong. The accident happened at about 7pm on Wiset Road in front of Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on the first day of the nationwide Seven Days if Danger road safety campaign.

  • Phuket police nab sacrilegious burglar

    Phuket police nab sacrilegious burglar

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police on Wednesday arrested a serial thief caught with stolen religious objects, jewelry and other items. Police Superintendent Chote Chitchai said Wichit resident Eakkat Tipmart, 29, confessed to burglarizing the Phuket Town apartment of Saengduan Chaigma. It was just the latest burglary in a string of similar thefts, Col Chote said.

  • New Phuket Police chief orders holiday crackdown

    New Phuket Police chief orders holiday crackdown

    PHUKET: Newly-installed Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangku has ordered all officers on the island to strictly enforce the law and ensure public safety over the New Year holiday now underway. Chonasit Wattanavrangkul, whose last assignment was as Songkhla Provincial Police Commander, took over the position from Maj Gen Pekad Tantipong in the latest police reshuffle announced on Christmas Day

  • Floods won’t harm Phuket construction sector: P-REA

    Floods won’t harm Phuket construction sector: P-REA

    PHUKET: Following a seminar held recently, Phuket real estate developers are less worried about the impacts of the flooding in central Thailand on the construction industry supply chain. Tanan Tanphaibul, President of the Phuket Real Estate Association, said members had worried that massive government-funded reconstruction of parts of Bangkok and the Central Plains region might have a negative impact on the building industry on Phuket by siphoning away material and labor supplies. To learn more, they invited several speakers to their “Phuket Real Estate Trends Following the 2011 Disaster” seminar, held at the Royal Phuket City Hotel.

  • Phuket Business: a collective island soul

    Phuket Business: a collective island soul

    PHUKET: Life in the brick house is in full holiday swing. Gargantuan cement trucks ante for position alongside monster buses teeming with an endless array of travelers.

  • Snakes in a sack seized on Koh Lanta

    Snakes in a sack seized on Koh Lanta

    PHUKET: A fruit seller has been caught smuggling protected snakes onto Koh Lanta in Krabi province, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. Pin Sangduk, 43, was found with eight live snakes stuffed into fertilizer sacks in the back of his pickup truck, which was otherwise loaded with fruit.

  • Let Phuket’s Countdown to the New Year begin

    Let Phuket’s Countdown to the New Year begin

    PHUKET: The holiday season kicks into high gear today with the opening of two important annual fairs in Phuket Town and the launch of police checkpoints all over the island as part of the nationwide “Seven Days of Danger” road safety campaign. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha is a busy man today, presiding over the openings of both the