Irrigation being rehabilitated in provinces due to French NGO

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Women on a farm in Kandal province cut herbs that will sold in the local market or sent to Phnom Penh (KT Photo: Cecelia Marshall).

By Cecelia Marshall for The Khmer Times

PHNOM PENH, October 26, (Khmer Times) – This is the international year of family farming and with 80 percent of its farming sector small and family-run, Cambodia has a unique farming demographic.   Continue reading “Irrigation being rehabilitated in provinces due to French NGO”

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A Rental Car Agency Driving for Growth

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Meas Tola, Operation Manager of Avis Cambodia (KT Photo: Cecelia Marshall).

By Cecelia Marshall for The Khmer Times

In January 2014, Avis Cambodia launched operations in Phnom Penh, leveraging the experience and brand recognition of Avis Rent a Car System, a US-based vehicle rental franchise with 6,000 locations worldwide. Khmer Times sat down with Meas Tola, Operation Manager of Avis Cambodia, to discuss the company’s business model and growth prospects. Continue reading “A Rental Car Agency Driving for Growth”

US Fugitive To Be Deported Today

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Fugitive Michael Edward Harris, under detention in Phnom Penh (Photo Courtesy of the National Police).

By Cecelia Marshall for The Khmer Times

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Michael Edward Harris, a US Army sergeant charged with child sex offenses, is to be deported to the United States today, capping a two week manhunt around the Kingdom.

After jumping bail last January in Florida, Harris fled to Cambodia, starting a new life as a dog trainer in Sihanoukville. For six months, Harris, who figured on the US Army’s 20 Most Wanted list, lived under the name of Michael Dobbs. The  muscular and heavily tattooed 34-year-old dated local women.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Denise Diaz, the first of his two ex-wives, publicized through Facebook and online forums that Harris was living in Cambodia.  Continue reading “US Fugitive To Be Deported Today”

Insuring Health for a Better Future

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Dr. Mak Vuthy, claims manager at Forte Insurance (KT Photo: Cecelia Marshall).

By Cecelia Marshall for The Khmer Times

Forte Insurance (Cambodia) Plc recently hosted a medical fair in Phnom Penh to provide information on health issues and medical care, and to introduce the public to its growing line of health insurance products. Khmer Times sat down with Dr. Mak Vuthy, manager of Forte’s claims department, to discuss the insurance market in Cambodia and the importance of health coverage. Continue reading “Insuring Health for a Better Future”