British couple say they were 'raped and robbed' in Phuket

British couple say they were 'raped and robbed' in Phuket

PHUKET: A British couple have alleged that they were robbed and raped while visiting Phuket during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The couple, who were named by Belfast Live as Gerald Drumgoole and Michael Burnett, said they were attacked and robbed of 400 pounds and their iPhones after their drinks were spiked

- Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 10:38 AM

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Phuket officials request hotels, vendors to curb flow of wastewater

Phuket officials request hotels, vendors to curb flow of wastewater

PHUKET: Cherng Talay officials called out to hotels and vendors to stop the discharge of wastewater onto Surin Beach yesterday. The request was issued after locals voiced concern over discolored, contaminated wastewater with a pungent odor seen coming out from a drainpipe located near the beach. “We have had this problem all ye

- Yesterday, 12:15PM

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Routine bus inspection yields four drug, alcohol-related arrests

Routine bus inspection yields four drug, alcohol-related arrests

PHUKET: A routine inspection of a passenger bus resulted in four seemingly unrelated arrests at Tah Chat Chai checkpoint yesterday. A passenger, back-up driver and bus attendant were apprehended for possession of drugs, whereas the bus driver was arrested for drunk driving and driving with an expired licence. “The bus was hea

- Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 01:39 PM

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Lifeguard chief says budget cut will not impact service quality

Lifeguard chief says budget cut will not impact service quality

PHUKET: The quality and number of lifeguards in Phuket will remain unaffected in the new contract despite a 10 percent cut in the budget, the president of the Phuket Lifeguard Club (PLC) told the Phuket Gazette today. Public concern about the budget cut for Phuket’s lifeguards has been voiced by both the local and in

- Yesterday, 05:20PM

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