Pattaya official defends swim buoys

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Nutsara Duangsri
Pattaya officials defended the city’s new swimming-area buoys, saying the red-and-white floats were tested strenuously and blamed buoy-related accidents on drunk, careless and out-of-shape tourists.
City workers sprayed three Pattaya streets with pesticides to kill mosquitoes in continuing efforts to eradicate dengue fever. Mayoral advisor Phassakorn Yusombun joined workers from the Vector Born Diseases Control…

1,000 police & volunteers on patrol for Songkran finale

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Warunya Thongrod
About 1,000 police officers and volunteers will slog through Pattaya April 19 to provide security for the city’s Songkran finale.

Beach Road to be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Warunya Thongrod
For Songkran’s April 19 finale, Beach Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with water trucks available in front of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Soi 4-5,…

3 Pattaya burglary suspects arrested in Rayong

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Nongprue police have arrested a Phayao man for allegedly robbing a Russian woman in her Soi Wat Boonsamphan home.

Turkish quarrel ends with stabbing

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An argument between two Turkish former business partners turned bloody when one allegedly stabbed the other to settle the quarrel over an ice cream freezer.
Pattaya’s new swimming-area buoys are being blamed for another death after a fully dress 19-year-old took a stroll on one of the pontoons, fell off and drowned.

Russian fugitive arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Boonlua Chatree
Chonburi Immigration Police arrested an alleged Russian mafia figure hiding out in Pattaya. Nikolai Alexandrov, 44, was taken into custody March 31 following a request from the Russian embassy. Alexandrov…
An elderly British man supposedly upset with the party habits of his young wife apparently hung himself at a central Pattaya condominium. The body of Philip Lee Atkins, 62, was…
Navy ordinance specialists defused a homemade bomb found near Banglamung Vocational College. Determined to be little more than a giant firecracker, the device was found April 1 about 20 meters…
Royal Thai Navy officers and Buddhist monks wished more than 300 troops well before their deployment to strife-torn provinces in the south. Rear Adm. Luechai Ruddit, Commander of the Air…
The Father Ray Foundation raised more than 850,000 baht from its St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pattaya. Foundation President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri announced results of the popular March 17…
Chonburi has outlawed the promotion of alcohol, beer or cigarettes at Songkran festival sites as the province bolsters efforts to reduce Thai New Year road carnage totals.
About 40 disabled people from around Thailand learned how to obtain jobs in public agencies during a training seminar organized by the National Office of Empowerment for People with Disabilities.
The general manager of the Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa has been named the new president of the Thai Hotel Association Eastern Region.
Pattaya will provide vocational training and free eyeglasses to benefit the city’s women and disabled during 2014. At a March 25 city council committee meeting, the Community Economic Development Office…
About 200 Pattaya-area children enjoyed a day of swimming and football at a city sports-training clinic. City Councilmen Praiwan Arromchuen and Woraphot Pongphalee opened the April 1-10 event at the…

Rajthevi Hospital updates users on insurance, allergies

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Warunya Thongrod
Rajthevi Hospital updated clinic users and seniors on hospital insurance policies for 2014 at an annual meeting with business owners in Pattaya.
Thailand should avoid drought and see higher food prices, if the predictions of the 2014 Songkran Queen hold true in the Thai New Year. So goes the legend of Korakatevee,…

Changes to British Passport Services in Thailand

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14
UK Visa Application Centre is moving to new location From 26 March 2014, British nationals should submit their passport application, in person by appointment only, to the UK Visa Application…