Nearly 90 Royal Thai Navy sailors were offered vocational training in four areas to help them transition to private-sector life.

‘Drink, Dive, Duck’ party Saturday at Royal Cruise

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Thanachot Anuwan
Up to 500 people are expected to attend a “Drink, Dive, Duck” party on Pattaya’s Songkran day Saturday, April 19, at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel. Hotel marketing chief Suppachai…

Thousands line local roads for Buddhist relics parade

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Jetsada Homklin
Over a hundred monks prepare to lead a parade throughout the greater Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien areas so that people could sprinkle holy water on Buddhist relics from the Sanctuary…
About 1,000 police officers and volunteers will be on patrol as Pattaya celebrates its official Songkran day Saturday. Beach Road from the Dolphin Roundabout to Walking Street and up to…
Buoyed by hospitals reporting no dengue fever cases for two weeks, the Pattaya Public Health Department stepped up efforts to make the city a “dengue-free zone” by educating more residents…
Five years after Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome proposed building traffic-bypass tunnels under Sukhumvit Road, construction finally is scheduled to begin later this year.

Plenty of water for Pattaya’s Songkran finale

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Jetsada Homklin
If you were hoping Pattaya would run out of water before Songkran’s soggy finale this weekend, think again. City hall says there is plenty of the wet stuff to go…

30 boat operators given pre-Songkran safety training

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Warunya Thongrod
About 30 boat operators received training in safety and seamanship during a pre-Songkran workshop in Pattaya. Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho joined Marine Department 6 Director Phimuk Prayunphrom and representatives…
As yet another rainy season looms on the horizon, Pattaya officials made their annual public sojourn to the South Pattaya flood-control canal, making another round of promises to demolish structures…
Pattaya will change the design of its swimming-area buoys in Jomtien Beach following a string of injuries and at least one death attributed to flat pontoons installed off Pattaya and…

Minivan driver wanted for attempted rape

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A drunk minivan driver is wanted for the attempted rape of a female passenger. The unidentified driver for The Transport Co. was visibly intoxicated while driving a van-full of people…

2 arrested for bag snatching

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Boonlua Chatree
Pattaya police ordered to step up efforts against handbag and jewelry snatchers captured a pair of 22-year-olds who allegedly robbed a Russian tourist. Chonburi Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart ordered Pattaya…
Two sons of a government official working at the Sattahip Naval Base were arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetamines out of a publicly owned house. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers…
Police are investigating how a long-overstaying Dutchman died naked in a restroom at a Jomtien Beach massage parlor. Police found the body of Petrus Lohannus Geling, 53, lying in the…

British expat dies of apparent fall at home

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A British expat died after apparently falling and hitting his head on a glass table in his central Pattaya apartment. The body of Brian Herbert, 72, was found April 9…
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