Thanksgiving comes early at St. Nikolas

Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:57
Hundreds of people, many of whom brought baskets of food to thank God for the fruits of their labor, congregated at St. Nikolas Church Sept. 16, as Roman Catholic Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri celebrated an early Thanksgiving mass.

Pattaya moves on homeless problem

Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:22
Promises deportation of destitute, mentally ill foreigners Publicity over the growing number of Thai and foreign homeless on Pattaya’s streets finally has prompted city officials to convene a committee to address the problem.
The Father Ray Foundation’s team won the 4th Pattaya International Bed Race, helping raise money for Rotary Club-sponsored charities as well as the city’s profile.

Burapha Bike Week rolls Feb. 10-11

Thursday, 12 January 2012 14:15
Big choppers will roll through the streets of Pattaya as Burapha Bike Week revs its engines again Feb. 10-11 at the National Indoor Sports Stadium in Jomtien Beach.
More than 60 racing drivers will get fast and furious at Bali Hai Pier Jan. 14-15 as Pattaya hosts its first car drifting race and show.

Happy New Year

Thursday, 05 January 2012 13:33
Saran Tantijumnaj, regional department stores director for Central Pattaya Co. - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. Here’s wishing for everlasting happiness and good health for all. Chanyuth Hengtrakul, secretary to the transportation minister...
Police stations in Pattaya, Jomtien Beach, Banglamung and Huay Yai would join together in a new task force to increase security citywide under a plan under consideration at city hall.

Free ride on Highway 7 coming to an end

Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:13
The free ride for drivers using the Pattaya-Chonburi Highway is coming to an end as the Department of Transportation announced plans to charge tolls in three places along the 58-kilometer expressway.
Hoping to boost the local fish population, Pattaya plans to create artificial reefs from old drainage pipes off Jomtien and Naklua beaches.
Mayor says island protesters misinformed; land concession, deforestation legal Pattaya officials have halted development of four plots of land on Koh Larn as inspectors investigate protests by island residents that private companies had violated property boundaries and environmental laws.
It has taken nearly two years, but Pattaya City Hall’s decision on what to do about pesky beach masseuses has finally come down to two options: ban them entirely, or limit the pestering to just Jomtien Beach.
Gudmund Eiksund (centre right), president of the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya presents a cheque of 200,000 baht to Steve Graham, chair of the Pattaya Relief Group for use in the joint humanitarian relief effort. Standing center rear are city councilor Banlue Kullavanich, Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn and...

Koh Larn residents protest illegal development

Thursday, 13 October 2011 10:41
Koh Larn residents march to Pattaya City Hall to protest what they are saying is illegal development on their island.

A month later, jet ski registration falls short

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 16:12
Scofflaws go unpunished as officials continue mulling options Nearly a month after demanding that jet ski vendors register at city hall or face criminal action, city officials are still mulling how best to end the seemingly unending string of embarrassing scams against tourists.

City boosts swimmer safety at Koh Larn beach

Thursday, 15 September 2011 12:21
Pattaya officials plan to cordon off a larger section of Koh Larn’s Had Tawaen Beach and install speed-limit signs as boat captains and jet skiers continue to ignore buoys put in place to keep swimmers safe.
Central Festival Pattaya Beach showcased a collection of photographs shot by HRH Princess Sirindhorn to reflect her interactions with Thailand’s people, animals and nature.
Police are questioning a proposed community-based program to combat illegal drug use through increased monitoring and rehabilitation, saying it runs counter to their goals to lock up users.

Som tam contest awards points for cleanliness

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:22
With a message that cleanliness is next to tastiness, Pattaya’s deputy mayor led a panel of judges to pick the city’s best Thai spicy papaya salad.
Pattaya officials have finally moved against the city’s many jet ski scam artists, ordering every vendor working the area’s beaches to register at city hall by Aug. 10 or be classified a criminal operator.
Nearly three months after promising a strict crackdown on scamming jet ski vendors, Pattaya officials are no closer to actually ending near-daily incidents of extortion and intimidation of tourists by beachfront criminal elements.
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