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Father Ray remembered

Father Ray remembered

The Father Ray Foundation held a special day to recall the contributions of Father Ray Brennan, the American priest who founded the association, who died in August 2003. There were booths selling OTOP products and games for the youngsters. In the evening, there was a service of remembrance in Father Ray’s honor.

Central Festival holds Miss Pattaya Motor Show

Central Festival holds Miss Pattaya Motor Show

The fourth Miss Pattaya Motor Show was held at Central Festival Pattaya Beach in the lower or sunken level. There were 27 contestants in the first round and the number was gradually reduced by selection procedures. The winner was Suwassa Wipankate who received a crown and 20,000 baht in prize money.

Juvenile police act as translators

Juvenile police act as translators

A workshop was held at Bali Hai pier to train students from Pattaya School No. 11 to give advice to foreign tourists in several languages including English, Thai and Russian. Pattaya Tourist Police were responsible for the activities which will be ongoing. Several of the youngsters said the idea was a good one as they [...]

Demand to return public land

Demand to return public land

Local people lodged their dissatisfaction over privately held land in Tambon Nong Pla Lai which they claimed was intruding into a public canal. Banglamung district chief Sakchai Taenghor asked his staff to check and measure the land again as no complaints had been heard before. The owners of the land said they would return it [...]

CoAssets reaches S$1million revenue mark

CoAssets reaches S$1million revenue mark

CoAssets (www.CoAssets.com), a real estate crowdfunding site, crossed the S$1million revenue mark within their first year of operation.
“CoAssets was officially launched in July 2013 and as of early August 2014, our revenue has exceeded S$1million,” reported company CEO Getty Goh. “This figure is a combination of collected income as well as MOUs signed with the [...]

Unlucky 13 arrested for gambling

Unlucky 13 arrested for gambling

Following a tip-off from a member of the community, police raided a laborer’s home in South Pattaya and arrested nine men and four women  for gambling with cards and dice. Five of them were Cambodian nationals. No one present admitted to being the host or organizer, but police detained Nattapot Saetae, 27, who was wanted [...]

Eastern Seaboard agriculture praised

Eastern Seaboard agriculture praised

Oran Pitak, director general of the Department of Agricultural Extension, praised the outstanding record of achievement in agricultural research and inquiry along the Eastern Seaboard. Meeting with the media at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, he drew attention in particular to Chantaburi’s mangosteen wine and Rayong’s rambutan management systems.

Youth footie tournament

Youth footie tournament

Pattaya hosted the annual Youth Football Tournament where teams were divided according to age–under or over 12. The junior trophy was won by Pattaya City School No. 8 and the senior by Wat Sutthawat School.

Bus driver arms himself on line

Bus driver arms himself on line

A local bus driver was arrested for having five unlicensed guns and over 250 bullets hidden in his vehicle. Chuechart Pengpan, 37, said he bought the weapons on line; he denied having any malevolent intentions.

Bag snatchers caught napping

Bag snatchers caught napping

When a group of hoodlums snatched a 20,000-baht gold necklace from Manita Rattadaoruerng, the victim recognized one of the thieves. She had been attacked on her motorbike in South Pattaya. Following investigations, two of the gang were arrested while sleeping in a cheap guesthouse. They had a history of convictions. Both men admitted that bag [...]

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