Month: August 2000

  • Phuket NewsAbandoned baby found in field | Thaiger

    Abandoned baby found in field

    KATHU: A baby boy, estimated to be only three days old, was found abandoned in a field used by a driver’s training school in Kathu yesterday morning. Pol Capt Theerarat Choychanchaikul, of Thung Thong Sub-District Police Station, said the baby was found wrapped in a towel inside a black leather bag. The bag had been placed on the ground next…

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  • Phuket NewsBeach tar not really a hazard, say officials | Thaiger

    Beach tar not really a hazard, say officials

    NAI YANG: In response to complaints from both tourists and Thais about tar washing up on Phuket’s beaches, a team of local government officials and environmental experts investigated the problem at Nai Yang Beach yesterday. The investigation was led by the Phuket Health Office and the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) at the request of Phuket Governor Charnchai Soontharamut. Phuket…

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  • Phuket NewsChinese minister to visit Phuket | Thaiger

    Chinese minister to visit Phuket

    PHUKET: Chen Changzhi, Vice Minister of the ‘Ministry of Inspection’ of The Peoples Republic of China, will arrive in Phuket tomorrow for a personal visit. Mr Chen and his entourage will stay at the five-star Le Meridien Phuket on Relax Bay. Scheduled excursions for the group include Krabi and Phang Nga Bay National Park. They also plan to visit Phuket…

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  • Phuket NewsPhuket parents don’t want sex bags in schools | Thaiger

    Phuket parents don’t want sex bags in schools

    PHUKET: Phuket is trying to bolster its defense against AIDS by increasing education and stepping up the distribution of condoms. But the province faces stiff resistance from the local population. According to Dr Boonrieng Chuchaisangrat, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office, the reason Phuket has the second highest rate of AIDS infection in southern Thailand is that both…

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  • Phuket NewsPPEA announces blackouts for August | Thaiger

    PPEA announces blackouts for August

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PPEA) has announced scheduled blackouts for the month of August. The PPEA will be clearing tree branches and adding covers to the electric lines in these areas. On all days listed, the blackout will extend from 9 am to 4 pm. August 3: from Phuket Town Municipality to SU Garage, including Surin Rd; some…

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