Mass graduation for Pattaya schools set March 20

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 2,000 Pattaya school children will receive graduation certificates from Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome during a mass ceremony at the Eastern National Indoor Stadium March 20.
Fifty students from Ubon Ratchathani University learned about the history and government of Pattaya during a field trip to city hall. The public-administration undergrads escorted by Professor Krungthai Nopparat listened…
A broke Swedish family begged police to deport them home, as they had run out of cash and lost a passport.
Seven mini parades will mark the start of the Pattaya Issan Festival, running Friday through Sunday on Third Road. Opening ceremonies will be held at Pattaya School No. 8 and…
Construction is progressing slowly on a 3 million baht raised wheelchair path near the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities.  The path is critical for wheelchair using residents at…

Jomtien Beach gets scrubbing, rocks removed

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 100 city workers removed dirty rocks in a cleanup of Jomtien Beach. The city Environment Department’s Thapida Suikhumhai led workers to scoop up smelly stones washed ashore by…

Public-health volunteers trained on elderly nutrition

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya public-health volunteers received training on elderly nutrition and food to help them better assist local communities.

Train-track roads derailed by heavy traffic

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Surasak Huasoon
The idea that Pattaya’s railway roads are quick routes across the city has left the station. Once just dusty roads on each side of the rail tracks in East Pattaya,…

Uthai Thani sub-district officials visit Pattaya

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Urasin Khantaraphan
About 50 employees of a northeast Thailand sub-district visited Pattaya as part of a junket to the Eastern Seaboard to study management and administrative processes.
Top Pattaya-area officials welcomed China’s ambassador on his first trip to the city, reassuring him on efforts to improve marine safety. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat, Banglamung…
Another spot-check on the much-touted “crackdown” on illegal Beach Road parking again showed that, so far at least, the new bus-stop system is a failure.
A Nigerian in Thailand illegally for 14 months was arrested on both immigration and drug charges after officers found crystal methamphetamines hidden between his buttocks.

Banglamung officer killed in Bangkok protests mourned

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Boonlua Chatree
Family, friends and top police officials turned out to pay last respects to a Banglamung Police lance corporal killed in last month’s deadly police effort to reclaim Bangkok’s Phan Fah…

Chonburi Immigration Police capture Belgian fugitive

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Boonlua Chatree
Chonburi Immigration Police have arrested a Belgian fugitive wanted for allegedly murdering his wife and dumping her body in a lake before fleeing to Pattaya.

Disabled Briton dies in apparent bathroom fall

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A disabled Briton died after apparently falling in his Jomtien Beach bathroom. The body of Alan John, 66, was found by staff at the View Talay 6 condominium complex Feb.…
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