City plans 3 youth anti-drug projects for 2014

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya is planning three programs to prevent and cure drug use by youths at area schools next year. Wilaiwan Phuluanglue, drug prevention and rehabilitation chief at the Pattaya Public Health…
A Pattaya boat-maintenance company will move most of its work to Huay Yai following a protest by more than 50 area residents and students angry over growing pollution at the…

Thief robs South Pattaya 7-Eleven

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are searching for a man who robbed a South Pattaya 7-Eleven of 2,700 baht.
Rumors of public land near Bali Hai Pier being sold off to private developers sparked a protest from Pattaya residents who still remember a corruption case involving the waterfront property.

2 arrested for bag snatching

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Boonlua Chatree
Quick action by patrol officers nabbed a pair of suspected handbag snatchers in central Pattaya. Pheeranat Ditbanjong, 21, of Sattahip, and Surasak Bunsaeng, 23, of Ubon Ratchathani were apprehended Dec.…

Small oil spill fouls Koh Larn beach

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
About 50 Pattaya and Marine Department workers needed about four hours to clean up a minor oil spill that washed ashore at Koh Larn’s Tawan Beach. Suspected to emanate from…

Grandmother killed in hit-and-run motorbike accident

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Takhiantia motorcyclist was killed when she was hit and run over by a six-wheeled truck. Kanjana Payomhom, 56, died Dec. 6 after dropping off her grandchild at Pattaya School…

Foreign pedestrian hit by car driven by Pattaya cop

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Boonlua Chatree
An unidentified foreigner was severely injured after being hit by a car driven by a Pattaya policeman. No name, age or nationality could be determined on the victim, who remained…

Monk disrobed, arrested on drug charges

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Boonlua Chatree
A visiting monk was defrocked and arrested on drug charges at a rented room in Nong Plalai. Identified only as “Phra Pon,” the man drew the attention of Banglamung Police…

Briton dies after fall from East Pattaya apartment

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A British tourist died after falling from the third floor of an East Pattaya apartment. Satpal Singh Binag, 35, expired at Pattaya Memorial Hospital of excessive blood loss Dec. 7.…

SOS Rice Appeal 2013 begins around Pattaya

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Derek Franklin
For seventeen years the annual SOS Rice Appeal has been collecting donations of rice from the generous people of Pattaya, all of which goes to help feed the 850 underprivileged…

Spectacular fireworks light the bay

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Phasakorn Channgam
The night sky over Pattaya Bay, from the Dusit peninsula to Bali Hai, was brightened by amazingly brilliant fireworks last weekend, when teams from 4 countries put on a colorful…
Deputy Prime Minister Yukol Limamthong joined city officials and police in a snap inspection of Koh Larn marine operators aimed at ending Pattaya’s string of deadly boat accidents.

Non-formal educators meet in Pattaya

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Thanachot Anuwan
Private tutors and educators from 45 provinces proposed formation of a national non-formal education association at a meeting in Pattaya.

Energy Ministry launches ‘Think Energy, Save the Planet’ campaign

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By CPRD
The Energy Ministry is recruiting Eastern Seaboard residents to join the nationwide fight to lower Thailand’s energy consumption 25 percent by 2030. Samuejai Suksumekh, director of the ministry’s Energy Policy…
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