Billy Gondring stood at attention, hand held smartly to his forehead, just beneath the rim of a military helmet. The black-and-white picture finds itself next to a bit of verse about the end of World War II, the work of a warrior-poet in waiting.
The launch took place on 3 November on Phu Quoc Island, in the Kien Giang province, and ensured that the cellco became the first provider to offer in Vietnam. Phu Quoc has also become the first locality to be fully covered, with 100 4G base transceiver stations earlier this month.
Thai authorities have detained five Vietnamese fishing boats with 28 fishermen aboard for violating their territorial sea and illegal fishing. Vietnam News Agency reports that the boats include three from southernmost Ca Mau province and two from Mekong delta Kien Giang province.
Kien Giang police have arrested three Vietnamese men accused of abducting six Cambodian people and demanding ransoms from their families. Police said the Cambodian group entered Vietnam to find jobs a month ago.
International conservationists are warning that the cement industry in the southern province of Kien Giang is destroying limestone hills and threatening many unique species there. The Species Survival Commission at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Flora Fauna International recently conducted a study on solated from each other like islands in the ocean, these hills show very high levels of plant and invertebrate endemism with several species confined to a single hill, according to the union.