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Sunday, 22 March 2009

Prepaid parking system to be implemented April 1

2009-03-22 STARTING April 1, motorists parking their cars in Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB), and Kuala Belait and Seria in Belait District will be subject to a new prepaid parking system.The new parking system requires vehicle owners to purchase parking coupons...

Govt seeks to lure more locals to become doctors

2009-03-22 THE Ministry of Health is revising its scheme of service for doctors as part of efforts to increase the country's manpower in health services, an issue which was heavily debated during the sixth day of the fifth State Legislative Council meeting....

High global demand leads to shortage of medicine

2009-03-22 HIGH demand for medicine, shortage of staff and the rising cost of health services were among the explanations to various queries put forth by Council Members to the Ministry of Health during yesterday's session of the State Legislative Council...

Students to produce essays after holidays

2009-03-22 TEACHERS in various schools in the country are using the holiday break to allow their students to revitalise to think about and organise their essays for The Brunei Times Essay Writing Competition.At the Yayasan Secondary School, Irene Chong, an...

Design centre needed to boost local handicraft

2009-03-22 BRUNEI can set up a product design centre to boost its handicraft industry and help the poor in rural areas to earn an income, two consultants said.Setting up a design centre is important for product development, to help create new designs and to...

Handicraft industry needs more support

2009-03-22 STAKEHOLDERS must support the local handicraft industry, which is still in its infancy stage, as it can be a potential source of revenue for the country, said Women's Business Council Deputy President Hjh Sopiah Husaini.The industry can help ensure...

Police retirees honoured for services

2009-03-22 TO COMMEMORATE the achievements and contributions made by police retirees, the Royal Brunei Police Force held a dinner in their honour last night at the Police Royal Guard's building in Beribi.Chairman of the event, Assistant Superintendent Suhairi...

Gaharu project to help diversify economy

2009-03-22 A LOCAL firm and a university from Taiwan has agreed to work together in developing Agarwood (gaharu) plantations using biotechnology in attempts to help diversify Brunei's economy.The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Aswad...

Students camp out to better leadership skills

2009-03-22 A TOTAL of 269 students from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College are participating in an annual training camp to learn about leadership qualities and improve their self-confidence.The camp, held for the fifth time, is aimed to train youths to...

Lack of mobile network coverage in Temburong

2009-03-22 MOBILE network connectivity was the main topic of discussion when the Ministry of Communications (MinCom) came under scrutiny on the sixth day of the State Legislative Council (LegCo) Meeting, yesterday.Communications Minister Pehin Orang Kaya Seri...

Issues of delayed works on development projects raised

2009-03-22 THE issues of delayed projects managed by the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Developments were raised yesterday in the first meeting of the fifth session of Legislative Council (LegCo) Meeting.An appointed Council Member, Dato Paduka Hj...

Unresolved land ownership issues back on the table

2009-03-22 LAND ownerships, titles and deeds to land were being raised again this year during the first meeting of the fifth session of the State Legislative Council (LegCo0 Meeting.One of the Appointed Council Members, Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka...

Crown Prince presents medals to 670 recipients

2009-03-22 HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, with the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday presented medals to some 670 civil...

Brunei not exempted from impact of climate change

2009-03-22 DESPITE climate-friendly development initiatives, Brunei is not exempted from the impact of climate change, said Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar...

Sultanate marks World Water Day next month

2009-03-22 BRUNEI will be celebrating World Water Day (WWD) in April while the rest of the world commemorates the annual event today.Due to some unavoidable circumstances, the Sultanate won't be able to take part and will hold the celebrations in a date yet to...

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Public warned to be wary of investment 'masters', 'gurus'

2009-03-21 Illegal schemes: MoF increasing monitoring and enforcementTHE latest financial schemes which were uncovered involved financial and investment advice given by unlicensed operators who claim to be "masters" or "gurus" in the...

Building owners call for discussions on tax

2009-03-21 BUILDING owners are still unclear and confused with the answers given on issues pertaining to the Commercial Building Tax issues during the fifth session of the Legislative Council (LegCo) meetings and called for more open discussions on the matter...

'Brunei not a contributor to effects of global warming'

2009-03-21 THE Sultanate's strong conservation policy to continue the development and management of the country's forest resources in a sustainable manner ensures that the country is not a contributor to the effects of global warming and climate change."...

Police to step up enforcement of traffic rules

2009-03-21 THE Royal Brunei Police Force's Patrol and Traffic Unit is stepping up enforcement of traffic rules to ensure the safety of all road users. RBPF Director SCP Pg Hj Abdul Wahab Pg Hj Omar said the police are improving services to enforce the law...

Reading as a family affair

2009-03-21 THANKS to mum and dad, a reading programme aimed at encouraging kids to pick up a book is now enjoying a measure of success since its launch in January.The "reading together" programme was initiated by teachers from the Universiti Brunei...

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