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Bridge too far?

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7
Bridge Club founder Barry Kenyon clears up some misunderstandings and tries to explain parts of the confusing and muddled case involving last week’s raid of a Pattaya Bridge Club gathering,…

Cobra Gold 2016 begins in Sattahip

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Patcharapol Panrak
Military from 27 countries taking part Thailand’s Supreme Commander General Somai Kaotira and American Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Glyn T. Davies together presided over opening ceremonies for Cobra Gold 2016…

Pattaya, Nongprue collaborate on flood management

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya City and Nongprue Sub-district officials put their heads and budgets together in hopes of taking further steps to cure the region’s annual flooding problem. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay…

Pattaya women educated on gender-equality rights

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Almost 100 Pattaya-area women learned their rights, and roles available to them in a workshop on gender equality. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn opened the Feb. 4 seminar at the…

Chonburi farmers replacing rice with mung beans

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By CPRD
Drought-stricken Chonburi farmers are finding new ways to make money after being told they can’t grow rice. Prachaya Unpetchworakorn, mayor of Koh Chan sub-district, and Samart Cheunwongsa, director of the…

Burapa Bike Week revs up Pattaya Friday

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Tens of thousands of motorcyclists descend on Pattaya Friday for the 19th Burapa Bike Week which this year dropped its “ride for peace” in favor of a “song of freedom”.
It is likely gambling charges will be dropped against 32 foreigners arrested at a Pattaya restaurant for playing bridge, but local police may still take action against the card club…
A Thai woman on the run since October 2012 for the alleged murder of her Finnish boyfriend has been brought to justice in Pattaya. Wassana Klomkamin, 47, was captured by…

21 arrested in Nong Plalai sex party

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Twenty-one young adults and teens were arrested for staging a drug-fueled sex party in Nong Plalai. A force of 30 Chonburi police raided the party at the Peter Pan Resort…

Drunk dad calls cops on 6-year-old son

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Boonlua Chatree
A drunk father called police on his 6-year-old son, claiming the young boy was trying to steal from him. Samak Kamkuan, 41, was arrested for filing a false police report…
The Chonburi Land Transport Department arrested illegal taxi drivers camped outside Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The department’s Teerakul Kaewsuwan led a team of police and soldiers to the beachfront mall…
Police seized large amounts of steroids, tranquilizers and sexual-performance drugs in raids on seven Pattaya pharmacies. Sixty Department of Special Investigation officers working with Consumer Protection Division police and Food…

Another Russian bit by monkey on Koh Larn

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A second Russian tourist has been bitten by a wild monkey on Koh Larn. The 20-year-old visitor, identified only as Alexandra, received deep bites to her right thigh. She was…

Pattaya officials promise to open Makro U-turn ‘soon’

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya officials have promised to open a new Sukhumvit Road U-turn after signals and landscape improvements have been added. The U-turn, near the Makro warehouse store in South Pattaya, was…
Top provincial police officials have told Pattaya’s police department to shift into a higher gear after learning the Soi 9 police station had 735 unsolved cases on its books.
HRH Princess Soamsawalee presided over the making and loading of relief supplies for victims of recent storms and flooding in Thailand’s south at the Royal Thai Navy’s U-Tapao airfield.
The Sattahip Naval Base is selling limited-edition gold, silver and mixed-metal commemorative coins honoring the “Father of the Thai Navy” to raise funds for construction of a Prince Chumphon Royal…

Navy rescues 3 from battered tourist boat

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy rescued three crew members of a tourist boat being battered by high seas in Sattahip Bay. Sert Kawadee, Kusol Poonsaritwat, and Chatchai Noiset swam with the…
The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration unveiled a “Smart Pattaya” smartphone application to guide tourists to popular area attractions.

High winds fell trees around Pattaya

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Strong winds fueled by a winter-storm front that brought flooding to the South and cooler temperatures across the eastern and central regions felled trees around the Pattaya area, snarling traffic…
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