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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pattaya-area cops on another crime ‘crackdown’

Pattaya-area police launched another of their periodic “crackdowns” on crime in an effort to tighten security before the cremation of HM the late King. Pattaya...

Young motorcycle racers put to community service

NONTHABURI – The Royal Thai Police office has engaged motorcycle racing teens in Nonthaburi province in public service as part of their punishment and...

7.1 magnitude quake kills 139 as buildings crumble in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of...

French police evacuate 557 migrants from makeshift camp

PARIS (AP) — French police encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk on Tuesday, evacuating 557 people, the prefecture of...

Thailand launches nine new routes to promote universal accessibility and tourism for all

Bangkok,– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching new pilot routes in nine popular provinces to promote universal accessibility and ‘Tourism for All‘...

Exchange rates a problem

Dear Hillary, I have been coming to Thailand for over 20 years, I used to come 2/3 times a year. I now only come once...

Mystery Shropper?

Dear Hillary, The tunnel is finally open, after three years of digging. Why didn’t they just use an overhead roadway? Much cheaper, much quicker. Now...

Shopping 24 hours

Dear Hillary, Why do the shops open so late? Some of the big shopping centers don’t open till 11 a.m. They must be losing money....

The odd couple?

Dear Hillary, Please read my letter carefully. I have nothing against Thailand, but I do have an issue with all these old men you see...

Can nothing be done about Wong Amat Beach?

Editor; This is what Wong Amat Beach looks like every morning at low tide. It saddens me, can nothing be done about it?  Most of...

Fasten your seatbelts

Editor; Thank you for the excellent newspaper! Please allow me a few comments to the article, “American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence”, August 28,...

Queues lose tourists

Editor; Queues of up to five hours to get through Airport Immigration and filthy beaches are not going to encourage foreign tourists to visit Thailand...

Human Trafficking – It’s closer than you think

(Sunday, July 30 was) World Day against Trafficking in Persons – a day where we give a voice to the many victims of trafficking...

Klopp angry as Liverpool eliminated from League Cup

London (AP) – Liverpool failed to finish off a slew of chances and conceded a sloppy goal in a 2-0 loss at Leicester in...

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