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Phuket lifeguard crisis enters murky waters

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 arrest two men with drugs, gun and ammunition

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.

Officials warn of flame jellyfish at popular tourist spot Koh Gai

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).

Amateur cyclist motor cheat could face ‘fraud’ charges

CYCLING: An amateur cyclist caught riding a motorised bicycle could be charged with fraud, a local French public prosecutor said on Monday (Oct 2).

Over 400 counterfeit bags seized at Phuket Town house

PHUKET: Police seized more than 400 counterfeit brand name bags at a house in Phuket Town yesterday (Oct 4).

UWCT receives US$1mn grant from US philanthropist Shelby Davis

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.

Police eye ‘zero-dollar’ tour scammers

BANGKOK: Police are taking legal action against 29 subsidiaries and business associates of big tour-related companies recently acquitted of running zero-dollar tour scams.

Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend denies knowledge of planned carnage

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.

Ultimatum for illegal guesthouses on Koh Pha Ngan

SURAT THANI: Owners of all illegally operating guesthouses on Koh Pha Ngan have until Oct 15 to register before a crackdown begins, a district official said yesterday (Oct 4).

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