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  • Excise predicts B1.5bn from next phase of sugary drinks tax
    BANGKOK: The Excise Department estimates the second phase of the tax hike on sugar-sweetened beverages, effective from Oct 1, will contribute an additional B1.5 billion a year to state coffers.
    15 September 2019
  • Phuket Opinion: Dangling the carrot
    PHUKET: The 148-page report drafted by international consultancy Roland Berger and global tech giant Huawei identifying six key strategies for the government to follow to develop Phuket into a “Smart City” has set the marker for the level of players keen to join this next step in the island’s evolution.
    15 September 2019
  • Phuket to host “1st World Beach Pencak Silat Championship 2019”
    PHUKET: The “1st World Beach Pencak Silat Championship 2019” will be held on Patong Beach between Sept 30 and Oct 4, Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana has announced.
    14 September 2019
  • Boat Lagoon Yachting announces partnership with superyacht brokerage Burgess
    Boat Lagoon Yachting, Asia’s premier provider of luxury yachting experiences, has announced its official partnership with world-leading superyacht brokerage Burgess. The move will see world-class superyacht services provided to customers in Southeast Asia.
    14 September 2019
  • Pope Francis to visit Thailand in November
    THAILAND: Pope Francis will travel to Thailand in November, the Vatican said yesterday (Sept 13), in a visit to Asia that will also sweep in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were both decimated by atomic bombs in 1945.
    14 September 2019
  • Patong lifeguards to be hired year round, full time
    PHUKET: Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup has confirmed to The Phuket News that lifeguards at Patong Beach will be hired year round, full time from Oct 1.
    14 September 2019
  • Phuket Smart City: Beating pain points with tech
    PHUKET: International consultancy Roland Berger has published a 148-page report compiled in conjunction with Chinese IT giant Huawei to analyse Phuket’s critical areas in need of development and addressing how to address them through technology.
    14 September 2019
  • Tourism lures get creative
    THAILAND: Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has come up with a series of marketing plans aimed at luring foreign arrivals and speeding up the tourism industrys rebound.
    14 September 2019
  • Digital Drive: Phuket police drop licence seizures in first move toward tech-based policing
    PHUKET: Come next Friday (Sept 20) police across Phuket will cease the decades-old practice of seizing driver’s licences of motorists caught breaking traffic laws in a policy shift ahead of rolling out major amendments made to the Land Traffic Act, which had been in effect unchanged since 1979.
    14 September 2019
  • Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer
    PHUKET: Karon Chief Police Col Prawit Sutthirueangarun has refused to explain why his officers ignored serving an arrest warrant for Norwegian national Roger Bullman after he failed to present himself in court over the killing of British tourist Amiptal Bajaj at a Phuket resort late last month.
    13 September 2019