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Foreign drivers in Pattaya might be excused for violating traffic rules. After all, the traffic signs, if visible at all, often aren’t in English and, even when they are, can…

Educators gain insight on preventing child abuse

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Jetsada Homklin
Teachers and community leaders gained valuable insight on how to prevent child molestation in a seminar by the Supanimit Foundation. About 50 educators attended the Sept. 16 workshop at Pattaya…

Cleanup resumes at Naklua’s Nok Yang canal

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Surasak Huasoon
For the second time in two months, Pattaya engineers returned to Naklua’s No Yang canal to clear it of vegetation and debris to improve flood control.

500 pluck trash for International Coastal Cleanup Day

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Jetsada Homklin
More than 500 Pattaya-area residents picked up trash and scoured the seas in the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day. Sophon Thongdee, director of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources,…

Chonburi raises awareness on human trafficking

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By CPRD
Chonburi officials showed videos, staged plays and held activities to raise awareness about human trafficking for students, NGOs, community leaders and law enforcement. Deputy Gov. Vorawit Saisuphatanaphol hosted a Sept.…

Long-overdue Second Road repaving begins

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Jetsada Homklin
Having deteriorated to the point where it more resembles the surface of the moon than one of Pattaya’s main thoroughfares, Second Road finally is getting repaved.
Two-thirds of Koh Larn residents oppose plans to lay an undersea pipeline to bring drinking water to the island even though they overwhelmingly believe solving water-scarcity problems would benefit them,…

Land, sea parades bid farewell to navy brass

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy honored retiring officers with processions on land and sea. Navy Commander-In-Chief Adm. Narong Pipatanasai - who himself is retiring to become education minister in the Cabinet…

Dog owner surrenders for hanging pets

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A remorseful construction worker turned himself in to Banglamung police for hanging his two dogs behind a Nong Plalai gas station. Mana Nutheeprasert, 44, surrendered Sept. 18, a day after…

Woman crushed, power disrupted following Sattahip car crash

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Patcharapol Panrak
A woman driver was critically injured after a tire blew, sending her Honda careening through eight light poles in Sattahip. Royal Thai Navy Sgt. Natrin Chaiyatsatien was taken to Queen…

Belgian dies in guesthouse repair

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Belgian man died after falling through the roof of his Jomtien Beach guesthouse during a repair job. John Hoemlund, 64, suffered a broken neck in the Sept. 18 accident…

Navy officer arrested for Sattahip restaurant shooting

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Royal Thai Navy officer has been charged with attempted murder for shooting a Nonthaburi man who intervened in a fight between the officer and the officer’s wife.

Dutchman commits suicide in central Pattaya

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An elderly Dutchman died after apparently slitting his wrists in his room above a central Pattaya bar. The body of Peter Hans-Jurgen Stockmar, 70, was found in a pool of…

Big C worker charged with stabbing ex-colleague

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Boonlua Chatree
A former Big C employee who quit her job after having a dispute with a coworker was arrested for allegedly returning to the South Pattaya supermarket to stab her in…

Women’s group meets to discuss budget

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Jetsada Homklin
The Pattaya Women’s Development Group met to discuss what the do with the club’s yearly budget.
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