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THAI WIDOWS LOSE PENSIONS

The latest round of UK financial cuts include the loss of all bereavement and pension rights for Thai widows of British nationals who have died after April 5, 2016.  Until last month, foreign widows – …
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UK embassy to be sold

Although a public decision by the British government isn’t expected till later this year, insiders say it is certain that the whole remaining British embassy compound in Wireless Road, Bangkok, is to be sold to …
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CASH FUND FOR TOURISTS

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that a revised Tourism Response Fund will be launched in time for the upcoming high season. The idea is to offer foreign tourists more protection and to …
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VISA REFUSALS EXPLAINED

European embassies in Bangkok routinely state that most visa applications from Thais are granted, but what are the principal reasons for failure? Pattaya Today has been in contact with 35 unsuccessful Thai applicants to ascertain …
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AIDS STILL A TIME BOMB

Although Thailand has made giant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, health experts are warning that there is still a long way to go. The country has championed successful condom-promoting campaigns for the past 20 …

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