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Phuket Poll: Should tour guides or tourists be charged for coral damage?

The Phuket News

 

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Should tourists or their guides and tour companies be held responsible for damage to Phuket's coral reefs? Photo: The Phuket News / file

 

PHUKET: -- The past few months have seen coral preservation efforts at key tourist dive sites and coral reef attractions for day-trippers in and around Phuket ramped up to the ridiculous and shift target from the tourists themselves to the tour guides and tour companies that lead them.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975771-phuket-poll-should-tour-guides-or-tourists-be-charged-for-coral-damage/

 

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Cabinet set to mull China submarine deal 
By The Nation

 

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File photo: Prawit

 

BANGKOK: -- The Cabinet is expected to discuss on Tuesday the Bt18 billion submarine-purchasing deal with China, given that the first Bt800-million instalment of the money is due by the end of this month.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975772-thai-cabinet-set-to-mull-china-submarine-deal/

 

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Thaksin hit with summons for Bt17.6-bn tax bill 
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Revenue Department on Tuesday issued a tax summons demanding former premier Thaksin Shinawatra pay back taxes and fines worth Bt17.63 billion. Tax officials lodged the summons at Thaksin’s home on Charansanitwong Road.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975773-thaksin-hit-with-summons-for-bt176-bn-tax-bill/

 

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THAI launches direct Beijing-Phuket flights

The Phuket News

 

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A member of the Chinese tour operator and media delegation is welcomed to Phuket. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: -- The inaugural flight of the Thai Airways International (THAI) four-times weekly direct flights from Beijing touched down at Phuket International Airport yesterday (Mar 27), bringing a consortium of tour and travel operators to sample Phuket’s tourism treats in order to sell packages to tourists from mainland China.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975777-thai-launches-direct-beijing-phuket-flights/ 

 

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Man robs tollway booth during rainstorm

 

BANGKOK: -- A man on a motorcycle took the opportunity of heavy rain on Monday to rob at knife point a booth at the Tapchang toll gate on Kanchanapisek Road in Prawes district, getting away with a Bt20,000 in cash. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975781-man-robs-tollway-booth-during-rainstorm-in-bangkok/

 

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Tinder Tricks: Cops search for men posing as Thai air hostesses on app to scam cash from suitors

By Coconuts Bangkok 

 

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Photo of air hostess for illustration purposes only. Photo: Bayaer/Flickr

 

BANGKOK: -- Bangkok police are hunting two suspects for allegedly using photos of THAI Airways hostesses to deceive men on the popular dating app into thinking they were “matching” with stewardess hotties.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975783-tinder-tricks-cops-search-for-men-posing-as-thai-air-hostesses-on-app-to-scam-cash-from-suitors/

 

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French couple cycle into Kingdom and saviour Thai massage course
By Kavintra Chisue
The Nation

 

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KHON KAEN: -- A young couple who left their jobs in France to cycling around Asia have stopped in Khon Kaen province to learn about traditional Thai massage.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975787-french-couple-cycle-into-kingdom-and-saviour-thai-massage-course/

 
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Analysis - Changes: Five ways Brexit will transform the EU

By Alastair Macdonald

REUTERS

 

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A man poses with an electronic copy of the Brexit Article 50 bill, introduced by the government to seek parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, in front of the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union, to be triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, may transform Britain but it will also change the EU. Here's how:

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975789-analysis-changes-five-ways-brexit-will-transform-the-eu/

 

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Earthquake drill to close Phuket underpass on Thursday

The Phuket News

 

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Darasamut Underpass will be closed to all traffic from 9am-midday on Thursday (Mar 30). Photo: The Phuket News / file

 

PHUKET: -- The Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has announced today that the Darasamut Underpass will be closed to all traffic for three hours on Thursday morning for an emergency earthquake drill.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975791-earthquake-drill-to-close-phuket-underpass-on-thursday/

 

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Govt backs down over jobs for unlicensed teachers
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Education Minister Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has bowed to pressure from the teaching profession over the plan to let people without licences apply for teaching jobs in any field.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975793-thai-govt-backs-down-over-jobs-for-unlicensed-teachers/

 

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Lifeguards issue warning of high waves at Phuket beaches

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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PHUKET:-- Lifeguards on Phuket beaches are warning beachgoers to care when entering the sea along the island’s west coast due to high waves caused by the current weather conditions.

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975826-lifeguards-issue-warning-of-high-waves-at-phuket-beaches/

 

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Phuket college confirms students expelled after gang fight

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The video shows at least six students attacking a lone student, punching and kicking him even after he is defenceless on the ground. Screengrab: Patthama Sawangroj

 

PHUKET:-- Phuket Technology College has dismissed comments associated with a video going viral on Thai social media websites of students in a gang attack at the campus in Phuket Town by clarifying that the attack was a year ago and that the students involved had been expelled.

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975829-phuket-college-confirms-students-expelled-after-gang-fight/

 

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Heavy rain warning issued for Phuket

The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET:-- Thunderstorms are expected to intensify across Southern Thailand, including Phuket and the Andaman Coast, in the coming days, bringing heavy rainfall to the region, the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has warned.

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975830-heavy-rain-warning-issued-for-phuket/

 

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Diving instructor, company to face charges

Kongleaphy Keam

 

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PHUKET:-- Officers from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) yesterday filed a complaint at Chalong Police Station against a diving company and instructor for allowing tourists to step on coral at Koh Racha Yai.

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975831-diving-instructor-company-to-face-charges/

 

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Thanyapura, Sports Camp Australia to organize sporting programs in Phuket

Phuket Gazette

 

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PHUKET:-- The Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort has partnered with Sports Camp Australia (SCA) to organize interschool games and sporting programs. 

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975832-thanyapura-sports-camp-australia-to-organize-sporting-programs-in-phuket/

 

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German woman awaits trial in Phuket for jumping red light

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET:-- A German woman is currently being held at Phuket Provincial Court where she is awaiting trial after being stopped by police when she jumped a red light in Chalong and then proceeded to throw a hissy fit at the officers who stopped her.

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975840-german-woman-awaits-trial-in-phuket-for-jumping-red-light/

 

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