Soi Wat Bun construction 70% complete

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Jetsada Homklin
Long-running road construction in the Bunkanchanaram Temple area is 70 percent complete and could be finished on time in October. The laying of new storm-drainage pipes under a newly constructed,…

Teenage motorbike gang nabbed for gas station robberies

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Boonlua Chatree
Provincial and local police arrested seven people - five of them underage - for allegedly robbing a string of petrol stations in Banglamung and Sriracha. Banglamung and Chonburi officers Aug.…

Jomtien karaoke joint torched

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are looking for a boastful crooner who burned down a Jomtien Beach karaoke joint after its owner spurned his romantic overtures. Chim Watsati, 50, called police and fire fighters…

Sattahip officials raid cockfighting ring

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police arrested 12 people and seized a half-dozen angry roosters during a raid of an illegal cockfighting ring.
About 30 transvestites loitering on Beach Road were rounded up, fined and released in the Pattaya police’s latest sweep of Pattaya Beach. A regular occurrence, the raid saw police take…
The well-known marching-band instructor from Phothisamphan Phitthayakhan School was shot in the head and another person was injured in a case of apparent road rage in Pattaya. Saroj Bunmuang, 27,…

Water pipeline to Koh Larn nears decision phase

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Under discussion for more than two years, a plan to lay an undersea pipeline to bring potable water to Koh Larn finally is reaching the decision phase. Eddy Young, a…
Chonburi private-school administrators donated more than 650,000 baht to Chaimongkol Temple which, in turn, planned to distribute scholarships to Pattaya vocational students.

Macey, top politicians honored by Central Festival

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Jetsada Homklin
William Macey, charity chairman of the Pattaya Sports Club, and top Pattaya politicians were honored for the community service by Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
Even as Thailand’s military regime clears Phuket and Hua Him beaches of chairs, umbrellas and food vendors, local officials are cementing the hold of vendors over half of Pattaya’s public…
Local schools and government agencies have teamed up to offer educational courses for Pattaya area Muslims to better prepare them for the coming ASEAN Economic Community.
The Pattaya Health Club and Mike Group donated 10 pieces of equipment used in blood donations to the Chonburi Red Cross. Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho presented the blood “shakers”…

Cable fire in East Pattaya

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Hotte Flink
A messy coil of electrical cables burst into flames on Soi Khao Talo, requiring a squadron of utility companies to repair the damage. About 100 meters of braided power, telephone…

Pattaya police practice bank-robbery response

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Boonlua Chatree
Pattaya police practiced their response to an armed bank robbery in an exercise aimed at helping both law enforcement and financial institutions in the city.

On-site HIV testing of sex workers called failure

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya public-health officials said their efforts to promote “voluntary counseling and testing” for HIV and AIDS in the city’s entertainment districts has been largely a failure, with too few participants…
Pattaya officials have halted construction of a 53-story condominium and hotel project at Bali Hai Pier that sparked an Internet firestorm after photos showing the tower obstructing a classic Pattaya…

Artillery show marks ACDC’s 24th anniversary

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal Defense Command marked its 24th anniversary with a parade of troops, vehicles and artillery weapons. Navy commander Narong Pipattanasai and ACDC commander Lhuechai…

Pattaya honors 59 ‘good mothers’

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya honored 59 of the city’s best mothers for Mother’s Day, recognizing them for their good deeds. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and former Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome presented certificates to the…

Child gets hand stuck in pool pipe

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A 3-year-old girl received a trip to the hospital after getting her hand stuck in a pool-skimmer pipe in Huay Yai. Rescuers were called to the Dusit Pattaya 3 Village…
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya plans to fund the drilling of a groundwater well to solve water supply problems at the Nong Ta Un Health Center in Pong Sub-district.
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