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  • Phuket Computer Clinics head for midweek

    Phuket Computer Clinics head for midweek

    PHUKET: With Phuket Gazette Live Wire columnist Woody Leonhard hunkered down writing Windows 8 All-In-One For Dummies, the long-standing free Phuket Computer Clinics are taking a new turn. Until Woody emerges with a new 860-page book under his arm, around May or June, compatriot IT guru Seth Bareiss will hold free computer sessions on alternating Wednesday afternoons, from 1pm to 3pm.

  • Praise swells for rescue of Phuket tourists from sinking speedboat

    Praise swells for rescue of Phuket tourists from sinking speedboat

    PHUKET: High praise has been rolling in for the crew from Phuket’s Prestige Divers who rendered assistance to a tourist-laden speedboat that quickly sank off Koh Yao Yai in Phang Nga Bay on Thursday. “My crew did a fantastic job

  • Storms strip Phuket wrecks of markers

    Storms strip Phuket wrecks of markers

    PHUKET: Recent storms have again made two wrecks in Chalong Bay a hazard to mariners. Markers attached to the wrecked boats by the Phuket Cruising Yacht Club had until recently made both of the wrecks visible to sailors.

  • Alien landing in Phuket tonight, and other events

    Alien landing in Phuket tonight, and other events

    PHUKET: Today will be packed with fun events across the island, as the Phuket high season for tourism hits full stride. Over in Patong, people who think they have seen just about everything Bangla Road has to throw at them might want to stop by Seduction disco at about 10pm, when a half-alien, half robotic being is widely rumored to be making a spectacular appearance.

  • Phuket PDL Darts: Week 10 wrap-up

    Phuket PDL Darts: Week 10 wrap-up

    PHUKET: It was a lethargic start to the new year by both Hemingways sides, the heavy Christmas sessions obviously taking their toll.

  • Phuket ‘Pla wan’ stabbing: ‘I’m sorry,’ says pub owner

    Phuket ‘Pla wan’ stabbing: ‘I’m sorry,’ says pub owner

    PHUKET: The owner of the Rachada pub in Phuket Town yesterday apologized in person to Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara, General Manager of the Sri Panwa Resort, for the attack that led to him being

  • New Phuket City Police chief to tackle drugs, traffic woes

    New Phuket City Police chief to tackle drugs, traffic woes

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police Superintendent Chonasit Wattanavrangku today met Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha to formally introduce himself and to deliver a New Year’s gift basket. At the 11:30am meeting at Provincial Hall, Maj Gen Chonasit said his priority since he started work as the Phuket City police chief on December 29 has been to ensure the safety of the public during the New Year’s festivities at Saphan Hin, Patong Beach and Karon Beach. “The safety precautions taken during the holiday period were successful,” he said.

  • Assault on Phuket’s ‘Pla-wan’ draws royal sympathies

    Assault on Phuket’s ‘Pla-wan’ draws royal sympathies

    PHUKET: The attack on the 31-year-old Sri Panwa Resort General Manager Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara

  • Phuket expat, 74, faces deportation over loan sharking

    Phuket expat, 74, faces deportation over loan sharking

    PHUKET: A 74-year-old American man and a woman from the Philippines are facing being deported to their home countries after being arrested and charged in Phuket with working without a work permit and overcharging interest on private loans. Lt Col Somkid Khaosang, Duty Officer at Thalang Police Station, said that Anthony Thomas Granata, 74, and Ressel Alostor Alpay, 39, were arrested at Mr Granata’s Phuket home in Baan Bang Jo, Thalang, on December 28. Both deny the charges against them and have been released by the Phuket Provincial Court on bail of 100,000 baht each.

  • FC Phuket coaches step down

    FC Phuket coaches step down

    PHUKET: FC Phuket’s worries continue with the announcement from club director Soranan Sanae that Sompong “Rock Rhino” Wattana resigned as head coach yesterday. Director Soranan said “Coach Sompong still has responsibilities with the Port Authority of Thailand and hasn’t had much time to train the players