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  • Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

    Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) is asking for increased donations for November as parts of Thailand experience the worst flooding in half a century. Due to the floods in Bangkok, the National Blood Center had a shortage of blood at the beginning of the month. …

  • Phuket schools relax rules for hiring English teachers

    Phuket schools relax rules for hiring English teachers

    PHUKET: The Phuket Primary Education Area Office has relaxed the requirements for foreigners to be hired as English-language teachers at government schools in Phuket.

  • Bangkok floods boost Phuket short-term rentals

    Bangkok floods boost Phuket short-term rentals

    PHUKET: The hospitality and real estate sectors in Phuket are currently benefiting from one of Thailands worst floods in a century. A report released by professional services real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle stated that Bangkoks housing market has been hit particularly hard by flooding with many major housing areas across the capital are now under water.

  • Phuket Public Transport: The decision to have public buses is ours

    Phuket Public Transport: The decision to have public buses is ours

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Land Transportation Office has responded admirably to criticism that it has obviously failed over the past 20 years to develop public bus transportation in this province.

  • French victory in Phuket ITF mens singles tennis final

    French victory in Phuket ITF mens singles tennis final

    PHUKET: A second set tie-break was required to determine the Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit Tour mens singles tennis champion and it was Laurent Rochette of France who held his nerve to clinch the title.

  • Phuket Prosecutor may appeal Fanelli sentence

    Phuket Prosecutor may appeal Fanelli sentence

    PHUKET: The Phuket Attorney Generals Office is considering filing an appeal over the sentence of 10 years and three months imprisonment …

  • Phuket officials push for buses from airport to main beaches

    Phuket officials push for buses from airport to main beaches

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Land Transportation Office (PLTO) Chief Terayout Prasertphol has announced that his office will apply for Phuket to have two new bus routes operating from the airport: one to Rawai and another running through Patong to Kata-Karon. He expects bus services along the new routes to be in operation by February

  • Phuket Media Watch: Flood Roundup

    Phuket Media Watch: Flood Roundup

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community More than 1,000 suicidal following flood crisisThe Nation PHUKET: More than 1,000 people whose lives have been disrupted by the floods in central Thailand are at risk of committing suicide, Disaster Mitigation Centre director Phanu Yaemsri said Friday. Of more than 1.3 million Thais affected by the floods, 1,154 had been found to be suicide risks, he said.

  • Phukets Buffalo Alley: car overturns, bus damaged in vehicular bovicide

    Phukets Buffalo Alley: car overturns, bus damaged in vehicular bovicide

    PHUKET: One car overturned, a bus was damaged and two buffaloes were killed after a motorbike driver clipped one of the beasts as he drove past, spooking both animals and causing them to run into oncoming traffic. Kusoldharm Rescue Foudation workers received a report at about 12:30am that an accident involving three vehicles and two buffaloes had occurred on Thepkrasattri Road about one kilometer north of Thalang intersection.

  • Phuket expat, wife arrested for M16 assault rifle in car

    Phuket expat, wife arrested for M16 assault rifle in car

    PHUKET: Phuket police early this morning arrested a long-term expat and his wife after finding what they identified as an M16 automatic assault rifle with a loaded clip in the back of their car. Thung Thong Police Duty Officer Lt Col Chana Suttimard told the Phuket Gazette, At 4am today, police arrested Ivan Vaclavik, 43, from Slovakia, and 32-year-old Phuket-native Suppasa Chuyyamukkasik. Both are residents of Kathu