Sunday, 8 January 2012

Bru-Xpo receives good turnout

2012-01-08 THE Bru-Xpo has drawn a bigger crowd this year with good timing, bigger advertising and coverage being cited as reasons for the increase in visitors. Marketing and Event Director of S-Team Solutions, Edwin Roy yesterday said that a total of 35,000...

Two Bruneians in HSBC Business book

2012-01-08 TWO Bruneian entrepreneurs have been selected and featured in the HSBC Commercial Banking's newly-launched Business Connection book, a collection of some of the best business thinking in Asia-Pacific and further afield.The Business Connection...

More SLP participants assigned jobs

2012-01-08 SOME 39 participants of the second and third intake of the government's Skim Latihan dan Pekerjaan (SLP) or Training and Employment Scheme completed their training as shop floor workers (buruh kedai) in the Trade Industry, Wholesale and Retail...

15 streets located in Bandar get new names

2012-01-08 FIFTEEN streets located within the capital got a new identity yesterday as they were given new names by the National Geographic Names Committee (JKNG) through the Municipal Board Department after months of active research and field work on the...

Hybrid padi harvested at Wasan

2012-01-08 A PADI planter shared the success of his hybrid harvest yesterday with top executives and officers at the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood.Hj Junid Napiah is one of eight farmers from Mukim Pengkalan Batu involved in the hybrid padi project,...

Leaders should be agents of change

2012-01-08 STUDENT leaders at a religious teachers college yesterday were urged to become agents of change where his or her main task is to ensure an organisation or institution achieve its goals by utilising all available resources.In her speech during the...

Sg Ingei team works to attain goals

2012-01-08 THE Sg Ingei Faunal Biodiversity team said that they wold continue their efforts to attain their objectives to preserve and protect the flora and fauna found in the area.In an interview, Sg Ingei Faunal Biodiversity Survey's leader, Dr Joseph...

Get early eye tests to prevent glaucoma, public told

2012-01-08 THE public was reminded to get an early eye checks to prevent glaucoma, as the disease could lead to blindness if left untreated.An eye specialist at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Mohan Ramalingam stressed the importance of...

M'sian leech therapy firm plans to set up diabetes medical centre

2012-01-08 A MALAYSIAN firm specialises in leech therapy aims to set up a diabetes medical centre in the Sultanate with the goal of providing a better and healthier living lifestyle through its treatments.Ain Wafiqah Services is one of the participants at the...

Man held for illegal stay

2012-01-08 THE Immigrations Department has arrested a foreigner who was staying in the country after being denied entry into the Sultanate.The man was arrested on February 19, 2009 for the same offenses in the 'Ops Efficient JIPK 31 / 2009' under Section 36 of...

'Strategic partnerships with private sector can help SLP success'

2012-01-08 THE Local Employment and Workforce Development Agency (APTK) wants the private sector to be its strategic partners for the Training and Employment Scheme (SLP).The scheme is aimed at providing Bruneians with suitable job skills, experiences and make...

Sentencing adjourned, 'abusive' welder gets counsel

2012-01-08 AROUND THE COURTSTHE sentencing of a man accused of beating a two-year-old girl to death has been postponed after he engaged last-minute counsel and the High Court asked for further clarification on the post-mortem report.Mohammad Zini Sulaiman, 27...

Students 'drivers of own destiny'

2012-01-08 THE first ever Student Based Assessment for Learning (SBAfL) Boot Camp pilot programme was conducted at Pengiran Anak Putri Hjh Masna Secondary School for about 188 Year Seven female students yesterday morning.According to the facilitator Canadian...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

NGOs unveils new plans, activities

2012-01-07 NON-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Brunei Darussalam have planned an agenda to make greater efforts through various approaches that will be beneficial for the community this year.Speaking to The Brunei Times, Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council (...

Ministry reviewing use of workbooks

2012-01-07 FOLLOWING the outcry from parents about the shortage of workbooks in the country, the Minister of Education yesterday said the ministry was reviewing whether the workbooks were necessary for students.Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj...

Kg Sungai Matan targets 7,700 visitors in 2012

2012-01-07 HEAD of Kg Sungai Matan has set their target of tourist arrivals for 2012 at 7,700 visitors, in a bid to boost the economic activities of the villagers living on stilt houses along the Brunei River, and promote the country's culture.The target...

Man beaten up in new case of road rage

2012-01-07 IN A yet another case of road rage, a 22-year-old man was allegedly beaten up at Tungku Link, nearby the Biro Kawalan Narkotik (BKN) headquarters in Gadong on Thursday. The young man, who refuses to be identified, narrated to The Brunei Times, his...

CF9 attracts over 50,000 visitors

2012-01-07 THOUSANDS of people continued to flock to the International Convention Centre (ICC) yesterday as the Sultanate's favourite annual event, the ninth Consumer Fair (CF9), entered into its third day.Amassing more than 50,000 visitors over the past...

'Learning never ends'

2012-01-07 "LEARNING never ends," said Jason Ong, a professional photographer during the Creative Process - Inspirations and Impacts workshop held at the iCentre, Kampung Anggerek Desa yesterday.Jason, who began his foray into the world of...

Scientists explore 'Magic of Brunei'

2012-01-07 BRUNEI conducted its first faunal expedition over a period of about two years starting July 2010 to explore and document the wildlife of Sungai Ingei Protection Forest in Belait, believed to be one of the richest forests in the Heart of Borneo (HoB...