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Targeting rubber encroachments in our forests

Amid the plunging price of rubber latex to below 50 baht per kilogram, concerned officials are now eyeing the potential for eliminating the encroachment of rubber trees in forests. As well as returning forests back to nature, the move would help reduce the volume of latex and thus push up prices. The Rubber Authority of […]

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Posted on 17 December 2017 | 4:09 am

New bar-coded traffic tickets start today

If you get caught without a driving licence, infringing road rules or not wearing a helmet from today, you might be getting one of these. Thailand’s traffic police are now issuing E-traffic tickets for traffic violations from today. You’ll be able to pay the fines online two days after the issue of the ticket. Commander […]

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 10:42 pm

“Army has distorted the truth” – Phakhapong’s mother

The mother of Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan yesterday raised suspicions about the military investigation committee’s report into the 18 year old cadet’s death, saying it distorted the truth. Sukanya Tanyakan also pointed out in a Facebook post that the committee had slandered her son by saying that he did not respect seniority. Her comments came after […]

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 9:41 pm

SUNDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFING – All your local news in 3 minutes

Sunday, Sunday. Rain, sunshine, clouds. Will the weather please make up its mind! The forecast is for some early rain clearing as the day goes. Mostly cloudy and a top of 30. Let’s check today’s main local headlines… Trang school gangs extorting students The director of a well-known private school in the southern province of […]

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 6:34 pm

Cachet comes to Nai Yang

Cachet: The sate of being respected or admired. On December 16, 2017, discerning travellers discovered a new dimension of bespoke lifestyle resort with the grand opening of the Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket. This re-imagined lifestyle resort is set on the shores of Nai Yang Beach, at the north end of Phuket’s west coast, a mere […]

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 5:48 am

‘Open to all suggestions’ – Thai PM

The Thai PM says that he’s listened to all suggestions but would not be able to carry out all of them, reacting to a proposal by political heavyweight Somsak Thepsuthin of Matchimathipataya Party to free MPs from parties and make a charter amendment to that effect. “I listen to what people say about politics and […]

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 4:50 am

Vietjet kicks offs new direct route, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City

At Phuket International Airport yesterday (December 15), Phuket authorities hosted the welcoming ceremony of a new direct flight, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet Air. The flight VJ 809 was the first ever flying the route. Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office, Kanokkrittika Kritwuttikorn, says that Vietnam is an excellent […]

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 11:36 pm

A word from the cockpit – end of year report

In a bit of a break from the usual news, here’s a quick update about what we’ve been doing in the past 12 months and what we’re up to in the next few months. For those of you that have returned from the moon, a joint venture company and The Thaiger Co. Ltd., acquired the […]

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 11:01 pm

SATURDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFING – All your local news in 3 minutes

Welcome to your Saturday. A clear, cloudless sunrise this morning across the island but the forecast is for some rain. High-season weather is really trying to breakthrough. Let’s enjoy it! Here’s your Saturday news briefing… Mekong River projects gather steam A meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation has brought together senior diplomats from China, Myanmar, Laos, […]

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 7:31 pm




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