The Department of Special Investigations brought together government officials and tour operators to address a December complaint that illegal Russian tour guides were stealing Thai jobs.

New York artist brings color to Pattaya garbage

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Veechan Souksi
DPAC Inter Corp. Co., through its “Hero Variety” team, visited Beach Road to pass out unique pink garbage bags to beach vendors to launch its “Amazingly Clean Thailand” campaign.

FWD Life donates wheelchairs to Father Ray Foundation

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
FWD Life Insurance Co. donated 10 wheelchairs to the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities. CEO Mike Plaxton presented Father Ray Foundation President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri with the…

Indian hits Russian, on dry land, with jet ski

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Russian woman was injured after being hit on dry land by a jet ski driven by an Indian tourist.

German-Thai teen falls into police custody

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A drug bust literally fell into the arms of Pattaya police when a German-Thai teenager tumbled onto a neighbor’s roof with marijuana in his pocket.

Man arrested for firing modified BB gun into air

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A man who turned a BB gun he bought on the Internet into a bullet-firing weapon was arrested after firing shots into the air in front of a cop.

8 students hurt in Nong Plalai school bus crash

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Eight schoolchildren were injured when a container truck slammed into a school bus in Nong Plalai. Twenty-two kids were aboard Srisuvit School Pattaya’s Toyota minibus when the accident occurred on…

Danish tourist slashed by 2 Russians

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A Danish tourist was injured after being knifed by a pair of Russians. Vasiliy Klausen, 25, sustained a cut to his left arm and a deep slash to the chest…

Police probe car burglaries in Naklua

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are investigating a string of car burglaries at a hotel construction site in Naklua. Three vehicles belonging to contractors at The Zign construction site were damaged Jan. 25, although…

Police volunteer shot in Nongprue

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A police volunteer was injured after being shot in Nongprue. Sakda Chanchai, 18, suffered a single shot to the chest in front of the J.B. Color Lab on Soi Sukhumvit…
A married gardener apparently hung himself in jealously over his extramarital girlfriend’s paid liaison with a foreigner. The body of Nitithep Sawong, 30, was found hanging from a nylon rope…

Miss Mimosa Queen winners visit Ban Khru Boonchu House

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Patcharapol Panrak
Top finishers in November’s Miss Mimosa Queen transvestite beauty pageant brought smiles to the faces of special-needs children, providing lunch and scholarships to children at Plutaluang’s Ban Khru Boonchu House.

PTT Pattaya Open players donate 100,000 baht to CPDC

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Warunya Thongrod
Tennis players participating in the PTT Pattaya Open donated more than 100,000 baht in toys and supplies to the Child Protection and Development Center. Chia-Jung Chuang, Paula Kania, Olga Savchuk,…
The anti-government protests that forced the closure of 11 percent of Thailand’s polling locations left the Eastern Seaboard largely unscathed, with voting in Sunday’s national election proceeding smoothly across the…

Burapha Bike Week given green light for Feb. 14-15

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Warunya Thongrod
Preparations are complete for the annual Burapha Bike Week as it prepares to roll again into the National Indoor Sports Stadium in Jomtien Beach Feb. 14-15.
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