PHUKET: Sixteen nominations from readers, four finalists, one winner.

The Phuket Gazette‘s ‘Person of the Year’ Award goes to that person who in the opinion of Gazette editors stands out most for good deeds or excellence as a role model in activating people to work together toward a better Phuket.

Who won the Award for 2010?

What were the key Phuket events, developments and issues to make world news in 2010?

Why does the head of the Phuket Provincial Land Office not want foreigners – or even Thais from other provinces – to own or control land in Phuket?

Find the the answers to these and many other questions in your Phuket Gazette due out this afternoon. Digital subscribers click here to download the full newspaper, available from 6pm today.

Happy New Year to all Phuket people and to the millions of others around the world who like to come and visit us.