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UPDATE: One more airport worker arrested for stealing passengers’ valuables

After three Phuket airport staff were arrested for stealing passengers’ valuables on Saturday, police extended their investigation and arrested another staff member, 28 year old Kwanchai Butchai, from Sisaket province. The three men that were arrested earlier include 30 year old Manote Nakpojit and 29 year old Nirut Saksri who admitted the thefts, while another […]

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Posted on 21 January 2018 | 8:21 pm

Phuket and Krabi province officials meet for marine safety meeting

Authorities from Phuket and Krabi provinces have met to discuss marine safety, boat management and the tourism situation on Koh Phi Phi. About 33 authorities plus media from Phuket led by Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodthong, left from Ao Po Pier on Saturday heading to Phi Phi to meet with Krabi authorities led by Krabi Governor, […]

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Posted on 21 January 2018 | 7:53 pm

12 infringements during random safety check at Chalong Pier

The Tourist Police, Marine Police and Phuket Marine Office headed to Chalong Pier yesterday (January 20) to conduct random inspections and found 12 boat operators in error over various safety issues. Two people held expired licenses, another one didn’t bring his license onboard and another 6 operators were not running boats in accordance with the […]

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Posted on 21 January 2018 | 5:48 am

Baggage handlers arrested over thefts at Phuket airport

Police arrested two worker at the Phuket International Airport and their alleged accomplice over the theft of passengers’ belongings, said Sakhu Police Station superintendent Pol Colonel Jirasak Siamsak on Sunday. 29 year old Nirut Saksri and 30 year old Manock Nakphojit, plus alleged accomplice 23 year old Chakrit Chanprasert, were arrested and some 100 stolen […]

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Posted on 21 January 2018 | 4:00 am

“Limit visits to marine national parks to six million”

A leading marine biologist has proposed to the government to limit visitors to marine national parks to 6 million a year to lessen impact on its ecological environment. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, deputy dean at the Fisheries Faculty of Kasetsart University, made his proposal at the meeting of the Marine and Coastal Resources Policy Management Committee chaired […]

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Posted on 20 January 2018 | 9:08 pm

Not all cryptocurrencies are the same

By Asina Pornwasin Thai companies wanting to raise public funds via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using cryptocurrencies should be required to follow the strict rules and regulations on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), currently applied to stocks and other financial instruments, said experts. The cryptocurrency hype in Thailand has stepped up following an announcement from listed […]

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Posted on 20 January 2018 | 7:55 pm

Buggy crash at Ao Po Pier

A buggy with passengers crashed into Ao Po Long-tail Boat Club yesterday (January 19) resulting into 10 people being injured. All the injured are Chinese tourists who have already been sent to Thalang Hospital. The driver, 39 year old Pongthep Lawan, said that after he picked up his passengers from the boat returning from Naka […]

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Posted on 20 January 2018 | 2:33 am

Moto GP will generate 1 billion baht for Thailand

Sports Authority of Thailand Governor Sakon Wannapong says more than 1 billion baht will be generated by the PTT Thailand motorcycling Grand Prix at the Buri Ram International Circuit this October. The SAT boss said a huge income would be generated during the competition between October 5-7 in the northeastern province. Thailand has a three-year-contract to host the MotoGP […]

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Posted on 19 January 2018 | 11:20 pm

Where is the most expensive place to live in the world? And Asia?

PHOTO: Thomas Tucker/Unsplash How expensive is it to live in Phuket? And Thailand? numbeo.com has crunched the numbers and listed the cost of living expenses of 540 cities around the world (Phuket gets listed as a ‘city’ on the list). The worlds most expensive city is Hamilton – Bermuda followed by Zurich – Switzerland, both […]

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Posted on 19 January 2018 | 7:15 pm

 




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