Saturday, 5 November 2011

'Be an example to the community'

2011-11-05 THE Army is an institution that promotes national pride and its members must be an example to the community, said the Royal Brunei Land Force Commander yesterday during their Golden Anniversary Parade.Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Yussof...

Brunei 33rd best country to live in

2011-11-05 BRUNEI Darussalam ranked the 33rd best country to live in out of 187 countries and territories surveyed for human development, according to an annual report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme.The Sultanate's ranking in the...

RBAirF commander receives military award from S'pore

2011-11-05 COMMANDER of Royal Brunei Air Force Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Jofri Hj Abdullah was conferred Singapore's prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) by the island-...

Nanjing, Bandar Seri Begawan to become sister cities

2011-11-05 CHINA's Nanjing city is set to become Bandar Seri Begawan's (BSB) first sister city come November 21 during the visit of China Premier Wen Jiabao to the Sultanate.The China Premier is scheduled to visit Brunei on Nov 20-21, and on the second...

Taiwan firms eager to invest in Brunei

2011-11-05 THE Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Representative Terry Ting says that Taiwan companies are enthusiastic to invest in Brunei Darussalam.Speaking to the press recently, Ting said that Taiwan companies participating in the Brunei Tech Expo last...

BIG, TM sign MoU on business collaboration

2011-11-05 BRUNEI International Gateway Sdn Bhd (BIG) on Wednesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of Asia's leading communications companies Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), in a bid to achieve mutual development goals in the field of information...

Blue Flag talks with Dev't Ministry

2011-11-05 BRUNEI's environmental organisation Beach Bunch will soon propose the Blue Flag environmental project for Meragang Beach to the Ministry of Development.Beach Bunch announced the initiative last year, followed by campaign activities to raise people's...

Three video cameras to be set up along Sg Ingei track

2011-11-05 THREE video cameras will be set up at Sg Ingei in Ulu Belait as part of the Sg Ingei Faunal Biodiversity Survey. The installation of the video cameras follow suit the first cameras set up made in July.Speaking during an interview at the Sungai Ingei...

Treat your neighbours like family: sermon

2011-11-05 IMAMS shed light on the importance of adopting a neighbourly attitude to all mosque congregants during the Friday sermon yesterday.A major emphasis of the sermon was the need to build a "neighbourly life" according to the teachings of...

DES: Sorry for software glitch

2011-11-05 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) yesterday issued a statement apologising to customers for disturbances in the powercard services from 5pm to 8.30pm, which caused a delay in responding to requests for electricity top-up tokens to...

Health department stresses importance of flu vaccination

2011-11-05 INFLUENZA vaccination must be taken every year because influenza viruses can mutate over time, said the head of Environmental Health unit from the Department of Health Services at a vaccine symposium yesterday."Furthermore, the circulating...

Free cervical cancer vaccine for girls from Year 7

2011-11-05 THE Department of Health Services is launching a free anti-cervical cancer vaccination programme for adolescent girls starting from those in Year 7, an official of the department said.At the vaccine symposium held yesterday, Dr Hjh Roslin Hj...

Basmida to attend 24th IFNGO conference

2011-11-05 BRUNEI will be represented at the 24th International Federation of Non-Government Organisations (IFNGO) World Conference in Kuala Lumpur by a delegation comprising members of the National Anti-Drug Association of Brunei Darussalam (Basmida).The...

Former Cambodian ambassador charged for stealing over $430k

2011-11-05 A FORMER Cambodian ambassador to Brunei was tried in absentia at a Phnom Penh court on Wednesday after he was charged with stealing more than US$430,000 from the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).A report by Cambodian English daily Phnom...

HRH Princess Fadzilah tours S'pore's biggest energy provider

2011-11-05 HER Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bulqiah yesterday visited the Senoko Energy Pte Ltd, one of the island-state's largest and most efficient power generation companies, providing about one-third of the country's electricity. Situated about...

Aussie defence chief visits MinDef

2011-11-05 AUSTRALIA'S Chief of Defence Force (CDF) General David Hurley AC, DSC paid a courtesy call yesterday to the Deputy Minister of Defence, Dato Paduka Hj Mustappa Hj Sirat at the Ministry of Defence.A press statement from the Ministry of Defence...

Naval Base in Muara expansion project begins

2011-11-05 CONSTRUCTION of the $44.6 million dollar expansion project for the Naval Base in Muara has commenced with a groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday.The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) will soon have new facilities that include ship sheds, weapons...

Friday, 4 November 2011

Inaugural Unissa convocation

2011-11-04 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday said Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (Unissa) needed an eminent teaching workforce if it wanted to be at par with international varsity standards."This includes...

BIBD provides Murabaha financing to Turkish firm

2011-11-04 BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD) will be providing financing of US$75,000,000 ($97,500,000) to Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi (TKFB) AS under the bank's Murabaha Financing Facility.BIBD, one of Brunei's largest financial...

Brunei bags Caexpo Galleria of Brands award

2011-11-04 BRUNEI completed its participation in the 8th edition of the China-Asean Expo (Caexpo) recently with a bang, after it bagged the "Best Galleria of Brands Award" through the participation of Ghanim International Food and Sabli Food...