Accused Norwegian pedophile arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A 70-year-old Norwegian fugitive on the run from pedophilia charges was captured hiding out in Pattaya. Svein Eirik Michelsen was captured Jan. 27 after being spotted on Walking Street. He…

Dengue fever surges in January

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Reported cases of dengue fever hit a five-year high in January and the Banglamung Health Department is moving to quell the outbreak. Sahapumi Dethanapirom from the Health Department, told District…

Sports-related events get most Pattaya funding

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Jetsada Homklin
Sports-related projects constitute the majority of requests for city funding in the coming year, the chairman of the city council’s Tourism and Culture Committee said.

Swede robbed, given 5,000 baht emergency donation

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Swedish tourist received 5,000 baht in emergency funds from the Tourist Assistance Foundation after being robbed by a transvestite. Chairman Suphisarn Pakdeerunart, a former police major general who headed…

Love in air, feet on floor for Valentine’s Day

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Love is in the air even more than usual in Pattaya as the city prepares for Valentine’s Day. City hall turned Sukhumvit Road into a Valentine’s card, set up a…
Consultants studying the proposed Buraphavithi-Pattaya Expressway have recommended that the 50-billion-baht project that has enraged residents along its planned route be scrapped.

Pattaya Youth Band Music Contest scheduled for Feb. 22

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Jetsada Homklin
Nearly 50,000 baht will be up for grabs as Pattaya youths sing and play music at the Pattaya Youth Music Band Contest Feb. 22. Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn met with…

Pattaya School No. 11 becomes first ‘Love to Read School’

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Jetsada Homklin
The operators of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand recognized Pattaya School No. 11’s commitment to reading programs by awarding it the first “Love to Read School” sign in the city.

Green Leaf Foundation aims for smoke-free hotels

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The Green Leaf Foundation and Thai Health Promotion Foundation are helping hotel employees kick the habit and earn awards for their employers. The two groups organized training for the Smoke-Free…

DASTA readies hoteliers for AEC

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration offered help to Pattaya hotel operators trying to get ready for the ASEAN Economic Community by offering advice on eco-friendly practices, business and…
Local officials hope to begin work on simultaneously refilling Pattaya Beach with sand and laying new beachfront drainage pipes in March. Top city officials, representatives from Marine Construction Joint Venture…

Traffic-management plans laid for tunnel-construction zone

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Jetsada Homklin
One-way streets come to East Pattaya Pattaya and regional police, and the Department of Rural Roads agreed on a traffic-management system aimed at relieving the inevitable worsening congestion on Sukhumvit…

56 Chonburi groups offer ideas to NRC

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By CPRD
The National Reform Council took a break from drafting Thailand’s new constitution to hear from representatives from 56 Chonburi organizations about what they thought should, and shouldn’t, be in the…

100 rats killed at Bali Hai in 1st sweep

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Jetsada Homklin
A city campaign to exterminate a rat infestation at Bali Hai Pier paid off with more than 100 rodents caught or killed in the first day. Two days after Wasinpat…

Parinya takes over as Sattahip district chief

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip residents and public officials welcomed Parinya Photsat as the region’s new district chief. Permanent Secretary Kritsana Yusek led civil servants, police, village chiefs and other community leaders in offering…
New Pattaya police chief, Pol. Col. Sukthat Pumpunmuang told officers to stop taking bribes and focus on snatching thefts and tourist druggings to clean up the city’s image.
More than 20 government and private-sector organizations inspected the fishing fleets of Sattahip’s Samae San Sub-district to look for human trafficking. Deputy Labor Minister Gen Kithi Phatumat led the Jan.…

4 foreigners arrested for credit-card fraud

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Boonlua Chatree
Four ethnic-Indian men were arrested for allegedly going on a shopping spree with stolen credit cards. Indians Kapil Sharma, 32, Sahil Sharma, 26, Narinder Kumar, 34, and Canadian national Sudhir…
A Koh Larn restaurant owner surrendered to police for shooting a gun amidst tourists to break up a fight between his brother-in-law and local tour guides. Kithiwin Jowe, owner of…

Double arrests yield 4,000 ya ba tablets

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
Police and military officials seized more than 4,000 methamphetamine pills in two arrests in Sattahip and Jomtien Beach. Anek Yaembuppa, 33, and Somyos Thosura, 25, were apprehended Jan. 19. Anek…
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