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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Fishing nets caught in popular reef, Vendor’s hand caught in meat grinder || January 28
PHUKET XTRA - January 28 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Vendor gets hand caught in meat grinder |:| Navy rallies to remove fishing nets from King Cruiser reef |:| Scathing Phuket hospitel report spurs action |:| Stricter traffic rules expected |:| Thailand COVID Update Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket #PhuketNews #Thailand
Navy rallies to remove fishing nets from prized King Cruiser reef
PHUKET: Officers from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command departed Phuket today (Jan 28) to lead a mission including private dive operators to remove fishing nets from the popular King Cruiser reef.
Phuket Town vendor gets hand caught in meat grinder
PHUKET: A 26-year-old vendor at a main fresh market in Phuket Town was rushed to hospital this morning (Jan 28) after his hand was caught in a meat grinder.
Hopes pinned on ‘GEMMMSST’ to lift Phuket out of crisis
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has explained to a Senate standing committee on national refoim that officials will pursue the ‘GEMMMSST’ policy in the hopes of driving Phuket’s economy forward.
Family reels as loved dog slain by farm worker
PHUKET: A long-term Phuket resident endured a horrific ordeal last Saturday (Jan 22) when his family’s beloved pet dog was shot dead by a local farm worker while on a walk in the countryside just east of Baan Manik, Thalang.
Deputy PM Prawit weighs in on Phuket road safety
PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Anuphap Rodkwan Yodrabum yesterday (Jan 27) was called to join the first online meeting of the year of the National Road Accident Prevention and Reduction Policy Committee, led Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and joined by Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.
Phuket marks 379 new COVID cases, no new deaths
PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 379 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Jan 27), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 last year to 32,528.
NHSO to give mid-teens the pill, condoms
BANGKOK: The National Health Security Office (NHSO) says it will provide free condoms and birth control pills for youngsters aged 15 and above.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: New road for Kata Hill? Phuket Town crossings, Kids 5-11 to be vaccinated || January 27
PHUKET XTRA - January 27 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Phuket Town crossings to be improved |:| New road for Kata Hill? |:| New chapter in Thai-Saudi cooperation |:| Kids 5-11 years old to get Pfizer shot starting next week Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket #PhuketNews #Thailand
Woman questions hospital after x-ray fails to find button in 2-year-old’s nose
PHUKET: A local woman has questioned the capabilities of medical staff at Vachira Phuket Hospital, the main government hospital on the island, after even taking an x-ray they failed to find a button in her 2-year-old’s nose.
 
Thaiger
Philippines reopens Feb 10 for the vaccinated from most countries

After nearly 2 years of closed borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Philippines plans on reopening to some fully vaccinated tourists on February 10.  Officials made the announcement today that travellers from most countries will finally be allowed to enter, after plans to reopen on December 1 were scrapped due to the spread of the Omicron variant. The announcement to reopen will allow fully vaccinated travellers from 157 countries who were previously permitted to enter the country without a visa before the pandemic to resume travel to the Philippines from February 10. Unlike Thailand’s complex relaunch of the Test […]

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Big bike was travelling over 100 kph when it struck Dr. Waraluck last week

After a reflective week of Thai social media mulling over the death of the ophthalmologist Dr. Waraluck Supwatjariyakul last Friday, police have today revealed new circumstances surrounding the incident. It’s been revealed that 21 year old Pol Lance Corporal Narawit Buadok was traveling at a speed between 108 to 128 kilometers per hour when he struck the victim, instantly killing her at the zebra crossing in Phaya Thai, Bangkok. Apart from being charged seven other charges, he’s now going to be charged with “speeding over the 80 kilometre per hour speed limit”. The earlier charges include failing to stop at […]

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Woman steals 10,000 baht in lottery tickets from vendors in Isaan

A woman in the Isaan province Nakhon Ratchasima allegedly stole more than 100 lottery tickets, which cost a total of around 10,000 baht. CCTV footage from a local lottery shop shows a woman, who appears to be around 60 years old, talking tickets from the shop. The woman walked into the shop pretending to look at the numbers, but was she was actually stealing them, using a newspaper to cover her stash of tickets. The lottery tickets that were stolen were packed as sets of five and two. She reportedly got over 100 lottery tickets which cost around 10,000 baht. […]

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Thailand News Today | Another pedestrian killed on zebra crossing

another pedestrian on a zebra crossing has been killed by a speeding motorist. Meanwhile, Rayong is all hands on deck in preventing an oil spill from reaching its beach, and how to get a year’s supply of free condoms. That’s all coming up in today’s program. You’re watching Thailand News Today, bringing you the top headlines in Thailand and beyond. And in our first story, Less than a week after a Bangkok doctor was killed by a motorcycle as she was using a zebra crossing, another pedestrian on a zebra crossing has been killed by a speeding motorist. The incident […]

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Local coffee shop fined 500 baht for tables placed on a crosswalk

Following the fatal accident where a police officer crashed his Ducati into a woman walking across the crosswalk, authorities throughout the country are tightening measures around traffic enforcement and working on ways to improve pedestrian safety. Many are now sharing photos of recently painted crosswalks, many painted a vibrant red to alert drivers to slow down. But one crosswalk in Ubon Ratchathani caught the attention of netizens. Not because it was recently painted, but because a local coffee stand had placed tables for customers right on the crosswalk. A photo shared online shows customers enjoying food while sitting at the […]

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“Pig Sandbox” to reopen farms in isolated areas to control the spread of African Swine Fever

We’ve all heard of the Sandbox entry programmes, designed to allow vaccinated travellers to roam freely in areas considered to be at low risk of Covid-19. But now authorities are discussing a so-called “Pig Sandbox” as a way to isolate farms from areas at high risk of the African Swine Fever, which is said to have caused a shortage of pigs leading pork prices to skyrocket. Yesterday, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives agreed to reopen local pig farms under the “Pig Sandbox.” This scheme will be a special controlled area allowing farmers to raise and sell pigs only within […]

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US funds upgrades to border patrol police training centre in Chiang Mai

Thailand today inaugurates the US-funded Close Quarter Battle Thai Border Patrol Police training centre in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district, which will enable law enforcement officials to better defend Thai and regional people from transnational crime. Ranges, a mock village, a three-story tactical training building, and equipment are all part of this US$600,000 (19.8 million baht) project provided to the kingdom as a tribute to the long-standing US-Thai partnership. The US commitment to the BPP in northern Thailand totals US$1.2 million (40 million baht), which includes funding for this facility as well as planned training sessions. At the event, U.S. […]

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Laos workers to return Thailand as borders reopen for migrants from neighbouring countries

For the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, Thailand will reopen its borders to migrant workers, especially from Laos, who are now granted permission to return to Thailand with the approval of their employers next week after a hiatus due to Covid-19. Reports say many people continue to cross the border illegally in search of jobs that pay better than what they can earn in their homeland. The Laos Ministry of Labor and Social Services stated that traffickers and employers from Thailand sometimes helped the migrants flee from authorities as pre-employment approvals and expensive […]

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Property Spotlight: Notting Hill Sukhumvit – Praksa

Notting Hill Sukhumvit – Praksa is a 35-floor condominiums project managed by Origin located in Samutprakan, the province directly south of Bangkok. It’s a popular choice for commuters and young professionals in the area looking for modern conveniences at an affordable price point. Community Located within walking distance of Phraek Sa station, three stops from the southern end of the BTS green line, it’s a popular place to live among a young group of Bangkok commuters, teachers at nearby schools like Bangkok-Chicago Christian International School, as well as workers at the many factories in the area like Delta. Notting Hill […]

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Friday Covid Update: 8,450 new cases; provincial totals

28 coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the CCSA today, raising the pandemic’s death toll in Thailand to 22,126 with 428 of those fatalities since the start of this year. In the 24-hour period since the last count, the CCSA recorded 8,450 new Covid-19 cases and 7,484 recoveries. There are now 83,698 people in Thailand being treated for Covid-19. Out of the new cases recorded today, 48 were found in correctional facilities. More than 80,000 inmates at Thailand’s overcrowded prisons and detention centres have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past several months. Since the start of the pandemic last year, […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
NACC accuses Yingluck in court of wasting B240m
The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday indicted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and others in the Supreme Court for allegedly wasting a 240-million-baht budget on publicising infrastructure projects in 2013.
5 laureates receive prizes after delay
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn represented His Majesty the King to confer the 2020 and 2021 Prince Mahidol Award at Chakri Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to five laureates in the fields of medicine and public health.
Stricter traffic rules expected in July
A draft amendment seeking to increase fines for traffic offences is expected to pass the Senate at the end of this month and come into force in July, says the House committee on transport.
Saudi labour deal to take shape 'in 2 months'
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants the new labour cooperation deal between Thailand and Saudi Arabia to be implemented within two months, says government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.
Purge tests PM's resolve
All eyes are on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's next move following the purge of 21 MPs from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) including Thamanat Prompow, the party's former secretary-general.
Pot smokers told to hang fire for now
Individuals who are planning to privately grow cannabis after the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) endorsed changes to the rule governing the use and cultivation of marijuana have been told to wait for the time being, as the new regulation still has some way to go before it comes into effect.
TGH subsidiary ceases operation
Insurance giant Thai Group Holdings (TGH) says its subsidiary Southeast Insurance plans to cease operations because it cannot make payment claims for all the Covid-19 policies it issued.
Singapore's help sought in Juthamas case
The Office of the Attorney-General is seeking the cooperation of its Singaporean counterpart in freezing the assets of former Tourism Authority of Thailand boss, Juthamas Siriwan.
Race to clear Rayong spill
Frantic efforts were underway on Wednesday to clear up about 160,000 litres of crude oil which leaked from an undersea pipeline near Map Ta Phut in Rayong province on Tuesday, Marine and Coastal Resources Department director-general Sopon Thongdee said.
Commerce Ministry forms price watch teams
The Commerce Ministry has set up 55 teams to inspect the prices of goods and food throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces to prevent price gouging and hoarding as prices continue to spike.
 
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Hong Kong's best-known travel agency folds after 50 years
HONG KONG: One of Hong Kong's best-known tour operators has decided to wind up after 50 years of business and amid the worsening Omicron outbreak, with an industry leader expecting the travel sector's woes to continue for the rest of 2022 at least.
Officer who killed doctor faces another charge
Police will press a fresh charge of driving over the speed limit against a junior crowd control officer who killed a doctor on a zebra crossing.
More illegal job seekers caught in Kanchanaburi
KANCHANABURI: Another 73 job seekers from Myanmar and a guide were caught for illegal entry in three different districts of Kanchanaburi on Friday.
Pope: Covid fake news is human rights violation
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Friday that spreading fake news and disinformation on Covid-19 and vaccines, including by Catholic media, is a violation of human rights.
NACC accuses Yingluck in court of wasting B240m
The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday indicted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and others in the Supreme Court for allegedly wasting a 240-million-baht budget on publicising infrastructure projects in 2013.
Philippines inks $369m missile deal with India
The Philippines has signed a contract with India's BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd for an 18.9 billion-peso (US$369 million) shore-based anti-ship missile system, boosting defence ties between the two nations locked in separate territorial disputes with China.
AirAsia changes name to Capital A as it grows beyond an airline
Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd said on Friday it had changed its name to Capital A Bhd to reflect its growing portfolio of businesses beyond the core budget airline.
China's zero-Covid border rules going nowhere this year
HONG KONG: China is unlikely to ease pandemic-related border controls any time soon, despite mounting calls from an international community shut out by strict zero-Covid rules for nearly two years.
Two Indonesian boats, crews held for illegal fishing
PHUKET: Two Indonesian fishing boats were caught fishing illegally in Thai territorial waters off Phuket on Thursday, and the 19 crew members arrested, the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre said.
The BBC is dead, long live the BBC
LONDON: For years the BBC and its financing model have belonged to that small category of things that make no sense in theory but work well in practice. Now that model is imperiled, and the BBC will be forced to abandon its traditional role and find its place in the modern media landscape.
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