PHUKET: As Phuket approaches the end of its first week since the government contract ended last Saturday (Sept 30) for the Phuket Lifeguard Service to provide lifeguards at Phuket’s key tourist beaches, the island’s beach safety situation has not improved.
PHUKET: Police have this week arrested two Thai men found in possession of methamphetamine pills (ya bah), crystal meth (ya ice), a handgun and assorted ammunition.
PHUKET: Official from the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park have warned tourists to be aware of a bloom of dangerous flame jellyfish found in the sea at the popular tourist spot Koh Gai (Chicken Island) yesterday (Oct 4).
CYCLING: An amateur cyclist caught riding a motorised bicycle could be charged with fraud, a local French public prosecutor said on Monday (Oct 2).
PHUKET: Police seized more than 400 counterfeit brand name bags at a house in Phuket Town yesterday (Oct 4).
US philanthropist Shelby Davis recently visited UWC Thailand to announce his donation of US$1 million dollars (B33.4mn) in matched funding to the school.
UNITED STATES: The girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter said yesterday (Oct 4) that she had no idea he was planning the attack, describing her boyfriend as a “quiet, caring man” as President Donald Trump declared the United States a nation in mourning.