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  • Anti-coal protestors start hunger strike

    Anti-coal protestors start hunger strike

    A hunger strike was started today by two groups of protestors who say they will not eat until the government permanently cancels the coal-fired power plants in the South. A total 19 activists from Save Andaman from Coal and the Network of Songkhla-Pattani Residents Against Coal-Fired Power Plants kicked off their hunger strike in front of the United Nation headquarters in Bangkok. They are demanding the government put a permanent end to the proposed Krabi and Thepa coal-fired power plant projects A prominent member of groups opposing coal-fired power plants, said the protesters are pledging to fight the coal-fired power plant projects by putting their lives on the line

  • Krabi power plant public hearing went smoothly. Protesters boycot event.

    Krabi power plant public hearing went smoothly. Protesters boycot event.

    More than 2,500 people attended the public hearing about Krabi’s proposed new coal power plant yesterday (January 28) with 1,150 police and army officers guarding the meeting and watching out for any potential protest activity. The 1,150 officers were guarding the area of the public hearing stage at Klong Kanan Sub District Administration Organisation office (OrBorTor), both in uniforms and undercover. “The officers guarded that area to ensure security from possible conflicts between the supporters and the people who disagree with the project, which has happened numerous times,” said Pol Maj Gen Boontawee Toraksa.

  • End of an era – Phuket FC dissolves under burden of debt

    End of an era – Phuket FC dissolves under burden of debt

    The famous local football team, Phuket FC, has announced its dissolution after getting sued by 3 foreign players for a total of 83 million Baht. Today (November 28), at the Tourism and Sports Office, the President of Phuket FC, Pitipol Nukulpanichwiwat, alongside Phuket FC’s consultant, Sunanta Krajang, held a press conference to announce the dissolution of the Club. The 3 players, including Roland, Alonso and Santos, filed the lawsuit to ask for 83 million Baht for their loss claiming that their contracts have been revoked unfairly and includes the FIFA fine.

  • “Get rid of corruption – close at 4am”

    “Get rid of corruption – close at 4am”

    Patong entertainment businesses have filed formal requests to close their venues at 4 am, convinced that this is the solution to end bribery in Patong. The association members led by the president, Weerawit Kruasombat, filed a letter to Kathu District Chief, Somprat Prabsongkram today (November 27) for the attention of Phuket Governor, the Interior Minister and Prime Minister as well as Commissionner-General of Royal Thai Police to call for a consideration on the extension of closing time of the entertainment avenues in Patong. The group also followed up about the extension of entertainment avenues zoning which they say needs more public hearings.

  • PSU sending a Safe Sex message – 25,000 condoms at a time

    PSU sending a Safe Sex message – 25,000 condoms at a time

    Students from Phuket’s Prince of Songkhla University were busy this afternoon preparing thousands of condom packs. It’s a regular voluntary activity each semester at PSU. Carex in Bangkok provide the condoms, the students pack them into small packs for distribution.

  • Countdown to the big clean-up

    Countdown to the big clean-up

    The countdown is on for this Saturday’s mega beach clean-up around the island of Phuket. The activities kick off at 8am at different venues around the island. The Phuket Hotels Association have been active in investing in the island’s future.

  • Sports events leading the way in MICE

    Sports events leading the way in MICE

    Sporting events are a key catalyst for Phuket’s MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) demand, with the industry valued at THB 5.74 billion. C9 Hotelworks has released their new Phuket MICE Tourism Market Update (c9hotelworks.com). With Thailand being ranked as the top MICE destination among ASEAN countries in 2016, Phuket is one of the major contributors with a total of 202,555 visitors

  • Thailand Tourist Police Road Show to roll into Phuket

    Thailand Tourist Police Road Show to roll into Phuket

    PHUKET: A caravan of four mobile homes and a trailer full of facilities free for tourists to use will be set up from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Phuket this Saturday as part of a promotional campaign to make tourists feel safe about travelling in Thailand. The caravan, called the “Thailand Tourist Police Roadshow 2013”, was launched in Bangkok on Tuesday under a joint campaign by the Tourist Police and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports

  • Phuket hotels offer great escape deals for Bangkok flood evacuees

    Phuket hotels offer great escape deals for Bangkok flood evacuees

    PHUKET: At least seven Phuket hotels and resorts have signed up for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) campaign, offering discounted room rates to Bangkok flood evacuees. Bangornrat Shinaprayoon, director of the TAT office in Phuket, said Phuket was one destination that many people from Bangkok were fleeing to. Many are staying in hotels in Phuket Town or returning to stay with their relatives, she said

  • Phuket divers sought for coral cleaning day

    Phuket divers sought for coral cleaning day

    PHUKET: Fifty divers are needed to take part in the clean-up of a popular dive site off the coast of Phuket later this month.