Lao Children Are Better Educated Than Thai Kids

Lao Children Are Better Educated Than Thai Kids

Thailand’s poor standing in a recent global survey on the quality of education has caused alarm among educators here and prompted the authorities to respond.
Thailand is ranked 87th in the world in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 – behind most other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including less economically developed neighbours such as Laos, which is ranked 60th. This is both embarrassing and …. Continue reading

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All Passenger Vehicles Should Carry Fire Extinguishers, Officials Warn

All Passenger Vehicles Should Carry Fire Extinguishers

Officials from the Vientiane Fire Fighting Department cautioned yesterday that all vehicles, in particular passenger vehicles, should install fire extinguishers to be prepared for possible emergencies.
The announcement comes after a bus caught fire in Borikhamxay province last Saturday. Local traffic official Captain Saenxay Bousayakham said the bus was a private bus from the southern terminal bus station in Vientiane heading to …… Continue reading

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J&C Services’ 6th Anniversary Special Promotion “Whiz Bang”

J&C Services’ 6th Anniversary Special Promotion “Whiz Bang”

During the months of September and October J&C Services is celebrating its 6th anniversary with special promotions and offers for our clients and readers.
In partnership with Gecko Wines we are proud to present our latest promotion, targeting the wine lovers among our clients and readers: Whiz Bang Barossa Shiraz
The grapes for this wine were sourced from selected premium vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Picked at night to make sure that they were as cool as possible, they were crushed and allowed to …. Continue reading

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Lao Coffee Festival 2014

Lao Coffee Festival 2014

To celebrate the tremendous development of the Lao coffee sector and to further promote the unique Lao coffee to the domestic and foreign markets, Lao Coffee Association is organizing the 1st Lao Coffee Festival, from 24 – 26 October 2014 at the Arawan Riverside Hotel and Champasak Grand Hotel in Pakse.
The Lao Coffee Festival will include various activities like exhibition of Lao coffee products, seminars on topics on production background of Lao coffee, present state of the world coffee trade, trends in prices, production …. Continue reading

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Bank BFL Launches VISA Debit Card

BFL Bank Launches VISA Debit Card

Banque Franco-Lao (BFL) is launching a new VISA Debit Card program.
BFL is the chosen partner bank of J&C Services; by referring our Expat customers to BFL we rest assured that they will receive modern, professional premium banking services.
Visa debit cards are a convenient and secure way to pay anytime, anywhere. With the new VISA debit card BFL clients will be able to shop online, draw …… Continue reading

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Love in Luang Prabang: Film Festival

Love in Luang Prabang: Film Festival

The world premiere of “Vientiane in Love”, an omnibus romance by four Lao directors, will open the fifth edition of the Luang Prabang Film Festival, set for December 6 to 10.
Screening in the festival’s 800-seat outdoor main venue, “Vientiane in Love” is by Lao New Wave Cinema and four directors – Vannaphone Sitthirath, Xaisongkham Induangchanthy, Phanumad Disattha and Anysay Keola, who made his debut in 2012 with the thriller “At the Horizon”.
Three other features from Laos’ newly emergent film industry will …. Continue reading

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Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

J&C Services, the third largest agent of Toko Assurance in Laos, is offering customer-specific solutions to our clients, while providing at the same time the most competitive premiums. Try us and be surprised how much we differ if compared to other providers !
Our insurance services include Expat International Health Insurance, Office, Home and Content Insurance, Motor Insurance, Health and Personal Accident Insurance for local staff members and All Risk Insurance among others.
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Student Brawls Spark Outrage, Authorities Concerned

Student Brawls Spark Outrage, Authorities Concerned

Over the last few months a new anti-social trend in Laos can be observed, with many videos being posted on social media: student brawls ! These videos show a group of young people beating up another person, using brutal force, often leaving the victims seriously injured.
The latest video showing students of the Vientiane Secondary School physically assaulting a fellow student has gone viral on …. Continue reading

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