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Welfare smartcard holders spent 1.7 billion baht in less than a month - Phuket News
Welfare smartcard holders spent 1.7 billion baht in less than a month 3 days ago
Low-income earners  have spent 1.7 billion baht in buying daily necessities from Thong Fa Pracharat or Blue Flag stores since the Government distributed welfare smartcards to them early this month, said Deputy Commerce Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong. M
Govt terminates free bus and train rides end of this month - Phuket News
Govt terminates free bus and train rides end of this month 5 days ago
The government will terminate the free bus and train ride scheme end of this month after having been introduced for almost a decade. The scheme had been extended 23 times since it was first implemented in August 2008 during the Samak Sundravej administrat
Smartcards for low-income earners ready to be distributed in Bangkok tomorrow - Phuket News
Smartcards for low-income earners ready to be distributed in Bangkok tomorrow 8 days ago
The Comptroller General’s Department (CGD) is ready to distribute welfare smartcards to low-income earners in the remaining seven provinces, including Bangkok tomorrow (October 17). CGD director-general Ms Suthirat Ratanachoti said all the 1.3 milli
Smartcard spending won’t help much to stimulate economic growth - Phuket News
Smartcard spending won’t help much to stimulate economic growth 17 days ago
Spending by smartcard holders won’t help much to stimulate economic growth, but it does have  psychological impact on low-income earners, a central bank’s economist said Assistant governor of the Monetary Policy Group with the Bank of Thailand
Government warns against abusing smartcard use - Phuket News
Government warns against abusing smartcard use 17 days ago
The government yesterday (Oct 6) reiterated it’s tough action to deal with state-sponsored shops that seized the welfare smartcards of low-income earners, as well as smartcards holders if they are found to abuse and trade the cards for cash. The aff
Credit Bureau denies credit status checks of over 11 million  low-income earners  - Phuket News
Credit Bureau denies credit status checks of over 11 million  low-income earners  18 days ago
The National Credit Bureau (NCB) yesterday dismissed as groundless a  rumour in the social media that it has access to the government’s data base on all information of the over 11 million of state  welfare smart card holders. The NCB’s action
Government says less than half of the 11 million low income earners come to collect welfare cards - Phuket News
Government says less than half of the 11 million low income earners come to collect welfare cards 24 days ago
The government yesterday (Sept 29) said that less than half of the 11.67 million qualified low-income earners have came to pick up their welfare smart cards to get monthly subsidies from the government for purchases of necessary goods, for bus and train t
8 contracts signed for high-speed internet services in 3,920 “fringe” villages - Phuket News
8 contracts signed for high-speed internet services in 3,920 “fringe” villages 25 days ago
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Thursday signed eight contracts worth about 13 billion baht with five internet providers for the installation of mobile phone and high-speed internet services in 3,920 villages in “frin
Many are disappointed for not getting welfare cards - Phuket News
Many are disappointed for not getting welfare cards 1 month ago
Many low-income earners were disappointed when they showed up to receive their welfare cards, but were told to come back again on Oct 17 because the cards are not ready yet. Many low-income earners were not aware with the announcement of the Finance Minis
Only five out of 500 PhD graduates are eligible to receive welfare fund - Phuket News
Only five out of 500 PhD graduates are eligible to receive welfare fund 1 month ago
Only five out of a total of 500 people who claimed to have obtained PhDs and have registered as low-income earners are eligible to receive welfare fund from the state, said Krisda Chinavicharana, director-general of Fiscal Policy Office, on Wednesday (Sep
Welfare cards for low income earners ready for distribution  - Phuket News
Welfare cards for low income earners ready for distribution  1 month ago
The government will begin distributing welfare cards for low income earners this month so that they can use them to ride free bus and train and purchase other  necessities. But the cards can not be  used to purchase products deemed as “vice”.
Tech industry and comp-sci majors are highest earners, says LinkedIn job survey - Phuket News
Tech industry and comp-sci majors are highest earners, says LinkedIn job survey 2 months ago
 The vast quantities of money raised by startups and the stratospheric share prices of publicly-traded tech giants perhaps speak for themselves, but a survey out today from LinkedIn has provided a few more data points to spell it out for us: the IT a
Finance to rescreen low income earners  - Phuket News
Finance to rescreen low income earners  2 months ago
The Finance Ministry will  re-verify qualifications of all low-income earners registering for state welfare as  6,600 of them were found to have held higher education degrees.  Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said the rescreening process is necessar
Over 2 million registered low-income earners disqualified - Phuket News
Over 2 million registered low-income earners disqualified 2 months ago
The Finance Ministry has deleted 2-3 million people from the lists of registered low-income earners because they failed to meet the requirements set by the Revenue Department, said Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawongon Wednesday (Aug 9). Altogether 14.1
Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses - Phuket News
Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses 3 months ago
 Codecademy has spent the last several years building a large community of learners with free lessons aimed at teaching its users the basics of how to code. But now it’s betting that many of them will be willing to pay for more intensive course
Steve Bannon's Plan to Tax Top Earners - Phuket News
Steve Bannon's Plan to Tax Top Earners 3 months ago
Jul.27 -- White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's plan to raise the top income-tax rate for America's highest earners could find some support among ...
GOP Drops Tax Cuts for Big Earners in New Health Bill - Phuket News
GOP Drops Tax Cuts for Big Earners in New Health Bill 3 months ago
Jul.11 -- Senate Republican leaders dropped provisions that would repeal two taxes on high earners in a revised draft of their health-care bill sent to the ...
14.1 million registered as low-income earners - Phuket News
14.1 million registered as low-income earners 3 months ago
About 14.1  million people across the country have registered as low-income earners to be eligible for state welfare. The latest figure of low income earners  was  8.3 million higher  than last year’s registration.But of the total 14.1 million  peop
Commerce sets up joint committee to develop community housing markets - Phuket News
Commerce sets up joint committee to develop community housing markets 4 months ago
The government has appointed a joint committee to help low income earners make their ends meet. The joint committee comes from representatives of both the Ministry of Commerce and the National Housing Authority. The committee is tasked to develop communit
28 Lessons From Great Writers, Artists And Creators On Mastering Your Craft - Phuket News
28 Lessons From Great Writers, Artists And Creators On Mastering Your Craft 5 months ago
It’s an incremental, iterative journey. You don’t magically arrive. Ever. You just strive to get closer.