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  • Ironkids nail second successful event

    Ironkids nail second successful event

    PHUKET: Eight corporate sponsors

  • Phuket schoolgirl still missing

    Phuket schoolgirl still missing

    PHUKET: A schoolgirl who

  • Mosque massacre in Krabi: 3 dead, 3 injured

    Mosque massacre in Krabi: 3 dead, 3 injured

    PHUKET: Unknown gunmen ambushed a group of Muslim men outside a mosque in Ao Luek, Krabi, last night, killing three of the men and wounding three others.

  • Phuket Live Wire –  reusing passwords is an expensive bad habit

    Phuket Live Wire – reusing passwords is an expensive bad habit

    PHUKET: Here’s a question I see with alarming frequency: Woody, somebody just broke into my Hotmail account.

  • Time running out for Phuket Convention Center

    Time running out for Phuket Convention Center

    PHUKET: Time is running out on the plan to build a world-class conference and exhibition center in Phuket. The project has been stalled by a single strand of red tape as the deadline to use the 2.6 billion baht in approved funding draws near.

  • Traffic warning: Phuket Provincial Youth Games today

    Traffic warning: Phuket Provincial Youth Games today

    PHUKET: Motorists be warned: today is the busiest day of the year at Surakul Stadium in Phuket Town, where hundreds of primary and secondary school students from all over the province will amass to take part in the annual provincial youth games. The fun got underway yesterday, with kindergarten-age athletes as young as four taking part in running races, long jump and tennis ball distance throwing competitions.

  • Volcanic eruption: Buriram pounds Phuket 7-0

    Volcanic eruption: Buriram pounds Phuket 7-0

    PHUKET: FC Phuket took their worst pummeling of the season this evening, going down by the embarrassing score of 7-0 at Buriram FC. The Volcanoes took a 2-0 lead into halftime on early goals by Sumanya Burisay (6 minutes) and Suriya Domthaisong (9 minutes).

  • Saudi rapist faces 2,080 lashes; Police hunt poisoner; Plane crash kills 4

    Saudi rapist faces 2,080 lashes; Police hunt poisoner; Plane crash kills 4

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Saudi man who raped daughter sentenced to 2,080 lashesPhuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: A Saudi man who repeatedly raped his daughter over a seven year period has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and more than 2,000 lashes, a local newspaper reported yesterday. The General Court in Mecca, the capital of Makkah province in the country’s west, found the defendant, whose name has not been released, guilty of repeatedly raping his teenage daughter over a seven year period while under the influence of drugs, the Okaz newspaper reported. The authorities first became aware of the case when a relative of the victim’s mother told police that the girl was being sexually assaulted by her father.

  • Man on ledge claims being Phuket hitman target for two days

    Man on ledge claims being Phuket hitman target for two days

    PHUKET: Traffic screeched to a halt on Phisit Gorani Road near Patong Temple about 7pm yesterday as motorists and other passers-by watched a team of Phuket rescue workers snatch a man from the ledge of a three-story building while he was preparing himself to jump. The man, 25-year-old tattoo artist Surasak Buranaphanit, later told Phuket police he was being hunted by “powerful men” trying to gun him down. “We saw Surasak running around the building about 6pm,” said Lek Manop, a shop vendor in the building.

  • Phuket Opinion: Time to rein in the beach cowboys, and those who do not govern them

    Phuket Opinion: Time to rein in the beach cowboys, and those who do not govern them

    PHUKET: Given the events that have occurred at Phuket’s beaches in recent weeks, it is difficult to ascertain which is the greater maritime threat: natural phenomena such as the rough monsoon seas that claim the lives of scores of overconfident swimmers every year – or the juvenile carnival that gets underway when the winds subside and the beach business operators return to the water with the same recklessness that we suffer on our roads. In the latest catastrophe, the holiday of Russian tourist Nikolai Nefedov came to a horrific end last Friday afternoon when he was struck off Kata Beach by the propeller of a speedboat used to tow airborne tourists under para-sails.