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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Down to the roots

2009-05-21 PARTICIPANTS of the first-ever ceremonial customs workshop gained knowledge and understanding on various Brunei ceremonial customs yesterday through visits to the Royal Regalia and Lapau, in efforts to deepen participants' understanding on the root...

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

His Majesty questions efficacy of National Council for MIB

2009-05-20 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday raised the issue of efficacy of the National Council for Malay Islamic Monarchy and asked whether the council was still active?His Majesty raised this question in his titah...

MoH to distribute 50,000 flu awareness pamphlets

2009-05-20 THE Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with the Postal Services Department will be distributing 50,000 pamphlets to all households in the country to increase public awareness and knowledge about Influenza A (H1N1).Acting Head Director of...

Ethnic languages need to be preserved

2009-05-20 LANGUAGES of ethnic groups in Brunei need to be protected from the threat of extinction and should be recognised by the public as part of the country's heritage, said a social linguist.Paolo Coluzzi, from the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam's (UBD)...

Cyber Safety leaflets to be distributed among pupils

2009-05-20 SOME 10,000 copies of the Cyber Safety and Security booklet will be distributed to schools nationwide in response to the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). In line with the theme "Protecting Children in Cyberspace...

Omani officials continue visits to local aquaculture centres

2009-05-20 THE three senior fisheries officials from Oman, who are here for a working visit, yesterday continued on with their tour of fisheries facilities in Brunei.Speaking to The Brunei Times, the director of fisheries of Oman's Dhofar Region, Dr Alawi...

Public health a top priority

2009-05-20 DESPITE the global financial and economy melt down, Brunei still places the public safety and health as a priority and will continue to be committed to accomplish Millennium the Development Goals (MDG), according to Minister of Health.Pehin Orang...

Minority languages bring cultures together

2009-05-20 PARTICIPANTS of a public lecture on "Endangered Languages in Brunei" agreed on the importance of preserving Brunei's minority languages as they tie in closely with the country's culture. President of Brunei Nature Society, David Edwards, who...

MIB concept crucial to nation's progress

2009-05-20 THE concept of Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB), that has been internalised within Brunei customs and traditions, has shaped the way of life practised in the country for a long time and has proven effective in determining the direction of the country and...

'Adat istiadat unifies community and nation'

2009-05-20 A NATION that has its own adat istiadat (ceremonial customs) is a civilised nation. It is a uniting mechanism for the community and the nation, said the Director of Information Department yesterday.Dr Hj Muhammad Hadi Muhammad Melayong said this at...

Elders' obligation to upgrade youth awareness on ceremonial customs

2009-05-20 THE older generation has a duty to educate and create awareness among the youth of the country's ceremonial customs, in order to preserve its authenticity and values, said the senior assistant to the chief of adat istiadat yesterday.Our own effort...

Schools for nurturing flexible individuals

2009-05-20 UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) will be hosting the 14th International Conference on Education tomorrow, to further raise awareness and remind participants that education is not limited only to classrooms.Associate Professor Dr Saratha...

Teachers find Temburong challenging

2009-05-20 TEACHING in another district helps to enhance teachers' independence, said several teachers interviewed by The Brunei Times.The teachers, who mostly hail from the Brunei-Muara District and teaching in Temburong said the experience provided them with...

Mixed response to 'NDA' anti-drug usage campaign

2009-05-20 SOME students have lauded the No Drugs At All (NDA) recent awareness campaign printed on Data Stream Technology's (DST) $5 Easi recharge cards, saying that the pronunciation (In-Da) is both quirky and relevant in the Malay context.A 20-year-old...

Private schools, MoE hold dialogue

2009-05-20 A DIALOGUE session between the Private Education Section of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and representatives from non-governmental schools was held on Saturday, May 16, in a bid to improve the quality of education in pivate educational...

HM's birthday celebration is highly anticipated by locals and foreigners

2009-05-20 CITIZENS and residents of Brunei were urged to strengthen the spirit of cooperation and unity as has been practised for generations, for the survival of the nation in line with the concept of Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB).His Royal Highness Prince Haji...

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

SMEs can help nation diversify economy

2009-05-19 Abac: Will happen if multinationals nurture their developmentSMALL and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to lead the way in Brunei's economic diversification process, but it will only happen if the larger, multinational corporations...

Bruneian wins Golden Award for invention

2009-05-19 A LOCAL man has received a "Golden Award" for his invention of a bronze and brass stain remover at the International, Innovation and Invention Technological (Itex09) Expo held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently.Hj Zupri Hj Kamis, technical...

Laws to protect children online

2009-05-19 THE Minister of Communications has called for the creation and enforcement of laws to protect children from harmful online activities.Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong said that there is a need for an effective system...

Economic crisis hits local fisheries sector

2009-05-19 THE global financial downturn has affected business, particularly in the fisheries export sector, despite the general perception that Brunei is relatively guarded from the economic crisis, local entrepreneurs said yesterday.An exporter of fresh...

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