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Busy April for Banglamung Red Cross

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Warunya Thongrod
The Banglamung Red Cross is holding blood drives weekly during April and will run the annual Songkran fair for the Chonburi Red Cross. Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho presided over…
Fifty happy children from the Fountain of Life Children’s Center were introduced to the traditional side of Songkran during a Thai New Year celebration at the day-care center.  As shown…
Pattaya’s devout will be given a chance to sprinkle holy water on Buddhist relics from the Sanctuary of Truth during a Songkran parade through the city.
Pattaya officials are again promising to crack down on Koh Larn “sea walker” tour companies after yet another underwater death of a foreign tourist. Koh Larn officials say an unnamed…

Pattaya official defends swim buoys

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Nutsara Duangsri
Pattaya officials defended the city’s new swimming-area buoys, saying the red-and-white floats were tested strenuously and blamed buoy-related accidents on drunk, careless and out-of-shape tourists.
City workers sprayed three Pattaya streets with pesticides to kill mosquitoes in continuing efforts to eradicate dengue fever. Mayoral advisor Phassakorn Yusombun joined workers from the Vector Born Diseases Control…

1,000 police & volunteers on patrol for Songkran finale

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Warunya Thongrod
About 1,000 police officers and volunteers will slog through Pattaya April 19 to provide security for the city’s Songkran finale.

Beach Road to be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Warunya Thongrod
For Songkran’s April 19 finale, Beach Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with water trucks available in front of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Soi 4-5,…

3 Pattaya burglary suspects arrested in Rayong

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Nongprue police have arrested a Phayao man for allegedly robbing a Russian woman in her Soi Wat Boonsamphan home.

Turkish quarrel ends with stabbing

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An argument between two Turkish former business partners turned bloody when one allegedly stabbed the other to settle the quarrel over an ice cream freezer.
Pattaya’s new swimming-area buoys are being blamed for another death after a fully dress 19-year-old took a stroll on one of the pontoons, fell off and drowned.

Russian fugitive arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Boonlua Chatree
Chonburi Immigration Police arrested an alleged Russian mafia figure hiding out in Pattaya. Nikolai Alexandrov, 44, was taken into custody March 31 following a request from the Russian embassy. Alexandrov…
An elderly British man supposedly upset with the party habits of his young wife apparently hung himself at a central Pattaya condominium. The body of Philip Lee Atkins, 62, was…
Navy ordinance specialists defused a homemade bomb found near Banglamung Vocational College. Determined to be little more than a giant firecracker, the device was found April 1 about 20 meters…
Royal Thai Navy officers and Buddhist monks wished more than 300 troops well before their deployment to strife-torn provinces in the south. Rear Adm. Luechai Ruddit, Commander of the Air…
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