Journalists association holds New Year’s party

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The Pattaya Journalists Association hosts a belated New Year’s celebration, offering best wishes to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. More than 60 journalists turned out for the Jan. 20 event at the…

Law enforcement briefed on human-trafficking in Chonburi

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By CPRD
Police patrol officers, investigators, prosecutors and local administrators were briefed on Thailand’s current human-trafficking situation and relevant laws at a seminar in Chonburi.

1 killed, 5 badly hurt in Highway 36 crash

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
One person was killed and five others seriously wounded when an auto manufacturer’s company shuttle bus was struck by an 18-wheeler while making a U-turn.

War on rats moves to Jomtien Beach

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya’s new war on rats extends beyond Bali Hai Pier, with sanitation workers opening a new front in Jomtien Beach. Public Health Department workers, led by Kanrapha Mukdasanit, director of…

Chonburi organizes aid for 500 Sattahip residents

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip’s less fortunate received everything from food and scholarships to bicycles and eyeglasses at a government outreach event in Bang Saray.

Chonburi rubber farms look to other crops

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By CPRD
Eastern Seaboard rubber farmers have applied for 3.7 million baht in loans to help them begin planting a different, more-profitable crop. Farmers met at the Chonburi Agricultural Office Jan. 22…

ASEAN promoting collaborative, sustainable tourism

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By MCOT
ASEAN has announced joint tourism promotional campaigns to also emphasize sustainability. Nearly 100 million tourists visited the region last year. Following the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2015, Thailand’s Tourism & Sports…

US Assistant Secretary of State meets ex-PM Yingluck

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By MCOT
Daniel Russel, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, met former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday morning to hear in person her…

Public invited to watch comet Lovejoy

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By MCOT
The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) is inviting the public to observe the comet Lovejoy with its glowing green tail on January 30 before it leaves on its…

Pattaya’s ‘big dig’ begins

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Urasin Khantaraphan
After years of planning and months of delays, construction of a subterranean traffic-bypass tunnel under Sukhumvit Road has begun. Contractors have started removing the 14 high-mast electric posts, seven billboards,…
Tourism dominated the most-recent meeting of Pattaya’s business and political leaders after final statistics for 2014 showed an even-steeper drop in visitors from Russia.

Conservationists, hotel staffers clean Nok Yang Canal

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya officials and the Naklua Bay Conservation Group joined forces to clean up the Nok Yang Canal area to raise awareness about the need to conserve the community’s natural resources.

Chonburi non-formal education panel sets membership

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By CPRD
Chonburi’s Non-Formal Education Board gained new members as it prepared to develop programs for alternative education programs and educational uses for residents’ spare time.

Chonburi concludes 30 human-trafficking cases

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By CPRD
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security organized a meeting in Chonburi to prevent and solve human-trafficking issues. Chonburi Deputy Gov. Chamnarnvit Taerat presided over the Jan. 15 National…

Chonburi Immigration switches commanders

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Boonlua Chatree
The former immigration chief at Phuket International Airport has taken over as the head of the Chonburi Immigration Department. Immigration staffers and area law enforcement welcomed Pol. Col. Praphansak Prasansukh…

Youth gang attacks Sattahip man with pipes

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police are looking for four youths who attacked a local man with steel pipes in an attempted robbery. Somporn Nimiphudol, 34, required 17 stitches to close cuts on his…

Fire damages vacant house in Sattahip

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Patcharapol Panrak
Birds are being blamed for a fire in Sattahip District that damaged an empty home. Firefighters took about 10 minutes to quell the flames at the rental home in Kamolpetch…

Illegal oil-processing factory burns in Khao Maikaew

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Fire caused about a million baht in damage at a Khao Maikaew oil-processing factory that officials said was operating illegally. Firefighters took about 30 minutes to extinguish the Jan. 15…

Briton held in fatal car accident in Bang Saray

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Patcharapol Panrak
A British man was held for allegedly running into a noodle vendor crossing Sukhumvit Road in Bang Saray. Dul Sibpao, 47, died of a skull fracture just after midnight Jan.…

Pub photographer arrested for selling drugs on Facebook

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Patcharapol Panrak
A photographer for a popular North Pattaya Thai club was arrested for allegedly selling crystal methamphetamines through Facebook.
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