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Nongprue offers free early childhood vaccinations

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
More than 150 local children were vaccinated for free under a continuing program by Nongprue Sub-district. The Nongsamoh Health Center on Soi Nernplabwan provided the shots for newborns and toddlers…
Thailand’s longest and strongest heat wave in 65 years temporarily broke with thunderclaps and a torrential downpour that reminded Pattaya residents how badly the city floods when it rains.  Pattaya…

Pets get rabies shots in East Pattaya

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya health officials offered pet owners free rabies vaccinations and advice about heat ailments at an East Pattaya workshop. Dogs and cats got initial and booster rabies shots at Asylum…

Free water available in Nongprue, Huay Yai

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
The Provincial Waterworks Authority is offering free water to drought affected residents of Banglamung District. This unlimited supply is due to last until drought conditions are deemed over. District Chief…
Two temples helped Nongprue sub-district raise more than 2.5 million baht to relocate an embattled AIDS hospice to a more-welcoming neighborhood with a robes-offering ceremony April 28.

Nongprue Health Fair puts seniors on healthy path

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya-area senior citizens learned about healthy living and good nutrition at the Nongprue Health Fair. Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanchawattana opened the April 27 event with sub-district councilors and former…

Pattaya Grand Sale app gets nod

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
The Tourism and Culture Committee has approved a proposal by credit card operator Visa International to create a smartphone application for this summer’s Pattaya Grand Sale.
Pattaya will re-install old buoys off Koh Larn following marine accidents on two consecutive days that left one Chinese tourist dead and nine people injured. Ekarat Khantaro, director of the…

Chinese tourist killed in jet ski collision

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
A Chinese tourist was killed during a collision between his jet ski and a moving speedboat off Koh Larn. Qi Ding, 25, died at Pattaya Memorial Hospital after being rescued…

Ukrainian faces 5-year blacklist for 337-day overstay

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
A homeless Ukrainian man has become the first high-profile case of a foreigner being blacklisted from Thailand under new immigration regulations when he was caught overstaying his visa by nearly…

Brit catches pickpocket on baht bus

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
A British national got the last laugh when he chased down a transvestite who allegedly pickpocketed him near the Keha Thepprasit Market. Imran Muhammad Akhtar, 35, was waiting for police…
A well-known Pratamnak Hill coyote club has been ordered closed for five years following the second police raid in two months. Viper Bar was among three nightclubs raided by Banglamung…

Bike thieves caught on video

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are using security camera footage shared on social media to track down a motorbike thief at a Pattaya apartment. Juan Buapuen, 50, reported his bike stolen from his apartment…

German biker killed in Jomtien

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
A German man was killed when he crashed his large motorcycle into a car. Robert Alois Achermann, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Thepprasit Soi…

Loan sharks suspected in assault on hotel guard

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
Loan sharks are suspected in the assault of a hotel security guard on Pattaya Beach. Songkran Mulsarn, 48, was found locked in handcuffs and lying on Pattaya Beach around 3…
Pattaya tourist boat operators called to a second emergency meeting in two days were required to agree to refresher safety training to ensure two accidents last month do not reoccur.

Pattaya Cremation Assn. expands to Huay Yai

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
The Pattaya Cremation Association society is expanding to Huay Yai, offering its low-cost investment plan to fund funerals for poor seniors. President Surin Yimyai announced the expansion from Pattaya and…

North Road bridge potholes patched

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
Long-standing potholes and pavement damage on the North Road bridge entering Pattaya from Sukhumvit Road have been repaired by city hall. Six workers were dispatched April 28 to fill in…

Sattahip Port practices oil-spill preparedness

Friday, 06 May 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 19 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Sattahip Port Authority practiced its response to an oil spill near the busy navy and fishing piers. Capt. Jeerapong Aphichartwong, head of operations at Juksamet Pier, led the April…

Kingdom celebrates Wan Chatramongkhol (Coronation Day) May 5

Friday, 29 April 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 18
Thursday, May 5 marks the 66th anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. The day is celebrated as a national holiday, and as such all…
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