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  • Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 
    by Daragh Anglim Thailand is emerging as a frontrunner in the nascent Asian cannabis market. With 175 clinicians now qualified to prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the country, Thailand is at the cusp of a major breakthrough in realising the commercial and societal benefits of medical cannabis. The Asian Cannabis Report published in May by leading market […]
  • Coalition talks. And then there were…. THREE
    PHOTO: Facebook page of Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul With HM The King opening parliament on May 24, it is hoped that the political horse-trading may be over when the new lower house sits for the first time. The two parties that hold the key to a workable majority coalition are the Democrats and Bhumjaithai. They […] The post Coalition talks. And th […]
  • Investigation launched into private hospital for alleged overcharging
    FILE PHOTO If you wish to make a complaint about private hospital overcharging and rorts, phone 1569. The Thai government’s Commerce Ministry is considering legal action against a Thai private hospital for allegedly overcharging a patient who was charged 30,000 baht for treatment for diarrhea. The Internal Trade Department of the Commerce Ministry has launch […]
  • Chinese ‘red notice’ fugitive arrested at Suvarnabhumi
    A Chinese fugitive wanted on an Interpol red notice has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport, acting Immigration Police chief Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said. 48 year old Lu Dayang was arrested on Sunday while trying to fly to Macao. Sompong said the Chinese Embassy informed his staff that Lu was wanted for allegedly smuggling illegal goods […] The post Chin […]
  • The really, really crazy solution for Pattaya’s sewage and wastewater problem
    PHOTO: Manager Online We kid you not. THIS is the solution to the torrents of black sewage and untreated wastewater gushing into Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach’s coastline over the weekend. The sight of sandbags jammed into the gushing ocean outlet takes ‘TIT’ to a whole new level. Read the story and check out the video HERE. […] The post The really, really crazy s […]
  • Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market
    Chinese travellers continue to dominate Asia’s passenger cruise market, but Taiwanese and Singaporeans aren’t far behind. This according to the 2018 Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report. Commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association, the report looks at the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia. While China […]
  • Beam me up Phuket – new space theme hotel for the island
    A 150 key space themed hotel is under development in Kathu, Phuket, by a Singaporean group . Located close to the Central Festival and Makro complexes, the project is expected to open next year according to a report in TTG Asia. The One Pioneer – Beyond Space Travel hotel say it’s “highly focused on an outer […] The post Beam me up Phuket – new space theme h […]
  • “Cannabis Walk Thailand” heads south on its 268 kilometre march
    PHOTO: Thai PBS 11 civic groups set off yesterday from Phichit in northern Thailand embarking on a 268 kilometre “Cannabis Walk Thailand”. It started yesterday at the Wachiraphotiyarn Monastery. The march will end at Wat Bang Pla More in the central province of Suphan Buri. Campaigners are using the walk to raise awareness of easier access […] The post “Cann […]
  • Police and drug courier injured in shootout at Chiang Mai checkpoint
    FIL PHOTO: A police checkpoint set-up in the Chiang Mai city area – Chiang Mai Citylife Three alleged drug couriers have been arrested this morning following a gunfight that injured a suspect and a police officer. The incident happened in the Mae Rim district of Chiang Mai. Police say they monitored road checkpoints last night until officers […] The post Pol […]
  • Skål International heads to Phuket, June 2020
    by Paul Poole Tourism industry professionals from all over the world are expected to descend on Phuket between June 25-27, 2020, for the 49th edition of Skål Asia Congress. With more than 15,000 members in almost 90 different countries, Skål International is the world’s largest organisation of tourism professionals. Through countless local, national and inte […]

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The Phuket Gazette Co., Ltd.
Address: 79/94 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri Rd. T. Koh Keaw, A. Muang
City: Phuket
Post Code: 83000
Country: Thailand
Phone Number: +66 (0) 7627-3555
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