Banks close July 1

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Tuesday, July 1 is the annual Mid-year closing of all banks.  This is a bank holiday, and not a public holiday, so other offices and businesses will still be open.…
Pattaya’s new police chief instructed traffic officers and volunteers to crack down on parking scofflaws and other law breakers, but do it more politely.
Pattaya tourist-relation businesses were told to look toward Myanmar and Indonesia for growth as the region nears the start of the ASEAN Economic Community.

Soi Nernplabwan construction to last 60 days longer

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Jetsada Homklin
Soi Nernplabwan residents upset with local road construction are facing another 60 days of torn up streets as Nongprue Sub-district completes a storm-drainage project.

Bidding begins on Pattaya Beach sand-refill project

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Jetsada Homklin
City Hall is now taking bids to choose a contractor that will begin the eight-month, in excess of 400 million baht process of rebuilding Pattaya Beach’s eroding shoreline.  The massive…
Construction of a wheelchair-accessible pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road is slated to begin in 2016, more than three years after it was first proposed.

Retailers warned against buying stolen public property

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Jetsada Homklin
Area pawn shops and antique dealers were told how to avoid selling stolen government property during a seminar in Pattaya.
Government, military, community and tourism-industry leaders met in Pattaya to brainstorm ways to ensure stability and improve the economy in the Pattaya area.
A Bangkok man has been arrested for allegedly robbing transvestites he met through Facebook.
Police raided Walking Street’s Ginza go-go bars, arresting their managers on charges of employing underage girls.

Suicide suspected by drowned Italian

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Suicide is suspected in the case of an older Italian man whose body washed ashore in North Pattaya. Fully clothed and wearing shoes, Antonio Lardo died of apparent drowning June…
A Nong Plalai man has been arrested on drug and human-trafficking charges after Banglamung police raided his cafe in Rongpoh.

Fugitive Russian arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Boonlua Chatree
Chonburi Immigration Police arrested a wanted Russian, an alleged mafia figure, who had been hiding out in Pattaya for two years.

Dead foreigner washes ashore in Jomtien

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The body of an unidentified foreigner washed ashore in Jomtien Beach. Police were called to the beach opposite the Grand Jomtien Palace Hotel June 17 where a dark-skinned man, approximately…

Central Festival runs quarterly fire drill

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Surasak Huasoon
Central Festival Pattaya Beach employees practiced how to fight small fires and escape bigger ones during an emergency-preparedness drill at the beachfront mall.
Pattaya hotel and restaurant workers raised 150,000 baht for children’s education at the Pattaya Professional Food & Beverage Club’s two-day charity auto rally.

Wat Chonglom residents level complaints for city hall

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Jetsada Homklin
Broken water pipes, a polluted canal and messy utility wires topped the agenda as the Pattaya Center for Resolution of Complaints continued its series of forums across the city in…

Military dispatches 1,143 personnel to sweep crime in Chonburi

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By CPRD
More than 1,100 police, military personnel and volunteers hit the streets in Chonburi to stamp out crime and ensure safety for tourists.
A Russian man under surveillance for three years for allegedly abusing underage teen boys finally was arrested in Pattaya.

Nursery school teachers trained in disease prevention

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Jetsada Homklin
Nursery school teachers and assistants were given lessons in preventing contagious diseases in children at a Pattaya workshop.