Phuket hospital denies refusing treatment to injured British traveller

Phuket hospital denies refusing treatment to injured British traveller

PHUKET: The management of Phuket International Hospital (PIH) has denied reports that they refused treatment to a British national injured in a motorbike accident after the victim’s mother claimed they denied assistance until payment had been guaranteed by the insurance provider. The hospital held a press conference yesterday to clarify that even though the insurance company did not guarantee payment, Jacob Tonkin was provided medical care since the moment he was admitted to the hospital early Monday morning. Mr Tonkin’s mother, Jane, who lives in Cheshire, UK, spoke to several UK-based newspapers, including the Da

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 04:05 PM

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Phuket Gazette to stop print edition of newspaper locally, reorienting hard-copy production for wider market in The Nation

Phuket Gazette to stop print edition of newspaper locally, reorienting hard-copy production for wider market in The Nation

PHUKET: It's like Grandma’s little drinking problem. Everyone knows, but people don’t much talk about it. And so it goes with the publishers of hard-copy newspapers these days – worldwide. We know where print is headed, so the only real choices are whether to get out now or, say two years from now. We’ve opted for the former, meaning that the paper, launched 23 years ago in May 1994, will no longer be distributed as a standalone publication here, with effect from the end of this month. But readers will find a ‘Gazette Lite’ going out to a vastly larger audience as a Phuket-dedicated supplement in The Nation

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 07:00 AM

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One hospitalized, another injured in early morning Phuket crash

One hospitalized, another injured in early morning Phuket crash

PHUKET: Two people were severely injured after their motorbike crashed into a pick-up truck on Patong Hill yesterday. A police car travelling behind the riders captured a video of the collision with a dash cam, which showed the motorbike speeding down the hill, crossing over into the oncoming traffic lane and colliding with the truck, which was travelling uphill toward Patong. The accident occurred at about 6:30am near the 'Patong City' sign. Kathu Police posted the video on their Facebook page. The crash victims were both ladyboys riding from Patong toward Phuket Town, Kathu Police officers told Phuket Gazette

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 03:45 PM

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Russian couple fined for sex in a Phuket tuk-tuk

Russian couple fined for sex in a Phuket tuk-tuk

PHUKET: Police have fined a Russian couple 500 baht each after a video clip of them appearing to have sex in the back of a tuk-tuk in Karon went viral. The 28-second clip was posted on Friday and shows a man and a woman moving suggestively in the tuk-tuk with the woman’s shirt lifted to expose her torso. Karon Police investigated and found the tuk-tuk driver who said he was hired to deliver the tourists to a hotel in Wichit. The driver said the two tourists were not having sex, but simply "rocking their bodies to the music" he was playing. Tourist police located the couple yesterday and fined them for conducting an indece

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 09:58 AM

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Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash

Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash

PHUKET: A pregnant British woman was killed in a hit and run collision with an 18-wheeled truck on Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang at noon today. “She was riding on a motorbike with her partner when they changed lanes to avoid a vehicle parked and blocking their path in the motorbike lane of the road. As they did this, the truck hit them from behind,” said Lt Col Sanit Nukhong of Thalang Police. “The woman was then run over by the truck and sustained fatal head injuries,” he added. Her partner, also a British national, was not injured. Both were taken to Thalang Hospital. Their names are being withheld until their famili

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 01:41 PM

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Foreigner seen beating young child after dispute over 10-baht fee

Foreigner seen beating young child after dispute over 10-baht fee

PHUKET: A Facebook user has offered a reward of 5,000 baht to anyone who can help him find a foreigner who fought with a toilet attendant and refused to pay a 10 baht fee to use a toilet on Bangla road. Videos and photographs of six foreigners – three men and three women – were recorded on CCTV cameras installed at the facility. They were posted by a user named ‘Tohee Seesa’ earlier this month. In the video, one of the men is repeatedly seen hitting and shoving a young boy into the wall. Facebook user Tohee says the attendant is 10 years old, while the foreigner seemed to be between 30 to 40 years old. Another attend

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 05:10 PM

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