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Film Review: Beauty & The Beast

Film Review: Beauty & The Beast

By Bruce Worthington To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to like Disney’s live action update of their Oscar-nominated animated film Beauty and the Beast. More »

Officials Regulate Expired Foods On Retailers Shelves

Officials Regulate Expired Foods On Retailers Shelves

Locals have been encouraged by officials to purchase consumer goods marked with price labels and logos in Lao language. On March 22, the Head More »

First UXO of the Year Detonates in Xieng Khouang

First UXO of the Year Detonates in Xieng Khouang

A hidden unexploded bomblet, known in Laos as a `bombie’, exploded on Tuesday in Paek District, Xieng Khouang province, tragically killing one child and More »

Laos Aims to Raise Healthcare Standards, Hones in on Hospital Management

Laos Aims to Raise Healthcare Standards, Hones in on Hospital Management

In an effort to improve the country’s healthcare services and human resources development, management administrators from five major hospitals recently met in Vientiane to More »

Lao New Year To Extend Over a Five Day Period This Year

Lao New Year To Extend Over a Five Day Period This Year

Lao New Year, known as Pi Mai Lao, is traditionally celebrated for only three days from April 14-16. This year it has been extended More »

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Film Review: Beauty & The Beast

Beauty & the Beast

By Bruce Worthington
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to like Disney’s live action update of their Oscar-nominated animated film
Beauty and the Beast. The trailer has been screening at Vientiane Center for the past six weeks, and while the music certainly stirred up a bit of that nostalgic

Officials Regulate Expired Foods On Retailers Shelves

expired foods

Locals have been encouraged by officials to purchase consumer goods marked with price labels and logos in Lao language.

On March 22, the Head of the Domestic Trade Promotion Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Mr Somxay Nonglath, pledged to regulate and fine merchants who do not clearly price their

First UXO of the Year Detonates in Xieng Khouang

UXO Laos

A hidden unexploded bomblet, known in Laos as a `bombie’, exploded on Tuesday in Paek District, Xieng Khouang province, tragically killing one child and injuring five adults and seven other children.

The lead of the hospital’s surgical team, Dr Sivay Vongthongchit, has informed the public that three people were severely

Laos Aims to Raise Healthcare Standards, Hones in on Hospital Management

Laos Hospital

In an effort to improve the country’s healthcare services and human resources development, management administrators from five major hospitals recently met in Vientiane to review effective management methods.

The one-week course, occurring under the Swiss Laos Hospital Project, included patient services management, quality health services, and issues surrounding human

Lao New Year To Extend Over a Five Day Period This Year

Lao New Year

Lao New Year, known as Pi Mai Lao, is traditionally celebrated for only three days from April 14-16. This year it has been extended to five days .

Officials have announced that since April 15th and 16th occur on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday), April 13 (Thursday) and April

Vientiane Airport Expansion Falls Behind Schedule

Wattay Airport Vientiane

The project for expansion of the Vientiane International Airport terminal is now falling behind schedule.  Construction began in December 2015 and is expected to be complete by 2018.

According to the project’s monthly schedule, construction should have been at 16 percent completion by last month but has only progressed to

Laos Sees 10 Percent Drop in Foreign Tourist Numbers

Foreign Tourists to Laos Down by 10 Percent

While Lao Nationals hit an all time high for travelling abroad in 2016, as previously reported by The Laotian Times, the number of foreign visitors entering Laos has dwindled after several consecutive years of visitor growth.

According to statistics provided by the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of

A Whopping 9000 Newly Registered Vehicles in Only Two Months

9000 new vehicles in vientiane

Thanks to the stimulated economy and continuing socio-economic development in Laos, reports show that in the first two months of 2017, approximately 9000 vehicles have been  newly registered.

The Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department disclosed that just in January and February alone, there were 8,972 newly registered vehicles, bringing