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Saturday, 31 October 2009

'Exchange programme will reap long-term benefits'

2009-10-31 THE Second Echelon Brunei-Singapore Senior Civil Servants Exchange Programme may not necessary reap immediate benefits for both countries, but it will benefit both sides in the long run.In an exclusive interview, Rear Admiral Sim Gim Guan, Deputy...

Excess info attracts cyber crooks

2009-10-31 INTERNET users should refrain from posting too much information on their social networking sites in order to avoid becoming victims of cybercrime, said a training consultant at Infomars Training and Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd yesterday.During an...

Seminar on online security awareness

2009-10-31 A SEMINAR to educate parents on how to protect their children from cybercrime was conducted by Infomars Training and Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd yesterday at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Hjh Masna Secondary School in Lambak.In line with this year's...

Residents fearful of being victims of theft

2009-10-31 MANY Bruneians are now fearful of losing their belongings to thieves following the release of police reports of 25 different theft cases victimising residential homes, business premises, government buildings and even mosques.The Royal Brunei Police...

Expo sprinkles hope on Tutong floral farms

2009-10-31 FLOWER farmers in the Tutong District have the potential to blossom the development of Brunei's flower industry and to diversify their activities to further develop the industry towards achieving self-sustainability, said Tutong District Officer Hj...

Trained guides to serve tourism sector

2009-10-31 BRUNEI welcomed a new batch of qualified tour guides certified by the World Federation of Tour Guide Associations (WFTGA) recently to help serve in the development of its tourism industry.Some 37 local tour guides received the WFTGA certificate at a...

Survivors to educate on breast cancer

2009-10-31 BREAST cancer survivors are not only role models for their peers but also educators to help raise awareness on the importance of carrying out regular breast self-examinations.Breast cancer survivor, Sarojini M Veerasamy informed The Brunei Times...

1,241 graduates to receive scroll

2009-10-31 AROUND 1,241 Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) graduates will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates during the 21st convocation ceremony to be held today at the International Convention Centre's (ICC) Plenary Hall in Berakas. According...

Dialogues help to strengthen 'ummah' unity

2009-10-31 DIALOGUES with the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) officers on their views on Islam will help to strengthen unity within the Muslim Ummah (community) and encourage them to learn more about the social development of Islamic teachings and...

Former RBAF personnel gets house key

2009-10-31 FORMER Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) personnel, Corporal (Rtd) Sani Tali shed tears of joy yesterday upon receiving his house key and certificate from the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) marking the official completion of renovation works on his...

Sermon: Be a teacher of quality

2009-10-31 TEACHERS in Brunei Darussalam should continue to take the initiative to become "a teacher of quality" as education development and excellence are highly important in realising the nation's Vision 2035, towards bringing about high knowledge...

Polar Girl ready to break ice

2009-10-31 BRUNEI'S "Polar Girl" is leaving the Sultanate today for the Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition's final preparations and press conference to be held in the UK.The Expedition will see women from eight Commonwealth countries Brunei...

Rapid increase in breast cancer patients

2009-10-31 THE rapid increase in breast cancer patients in the Sultanate is a result of increase in awareness of the local community on the illness, said a senior community health nurse yesterday.Matron Hjh Jaliha Momin informed The Brunei Times that a total...

Friday, 30 October 2009

Emergency services stage air crash drill

2009-10-30 SCREAMS cut through the pouring rain as authorities rushed across a field on the edge of Brunei International Airport. Emergency services sped to the victims strewn across a wide area while fire bellowed out from the fuselage.The simulated air crash...

BRUNEI NEWS IN BRIEF

2009-10-30 Prayers for pilgrimsBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Several doa selamat ceremonies were held by various ministries and departments yesterday for their respective officers and staff who will be performing the Haj next month.The Ministry of Religious Affairs...

Health Research Plan blueprint in the works

2009-10-30 A TEMPLATE to be used in producing the National Health Research Plan as well as research priorities are expected to be presented at the end of the two-day Health Policy Planning and Health Systems Research workshop, which started yesterday.Ministry...

Health, economic growth enjoy 'symbiotic' ties

2009-10-30 RESEARCH is intertwined with the socio-economic development of any nation as much data suggests a direct relationship between health and economic development, said a senior government official yesterday.Deputy Minister of Health Pehin Orang Kaya...

Ripas Hospital plays critical role in aircrash simulation

2009-10-30 ALL around Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (Ripas) Hospital yesterday afternoon, curious onlookers leaned out on the balconies, scanning the hectic scene below and wondering what had happened as doctors, triage nurses and medical attendants tended...

Asean education receives a local boost

2009-10-30 STUDENTS must be equipped with knowledge of ASEAN by learning its roles, functions and the cultural aspects of each member state in order to relate to international affairs, as they might become Brunei's future leader, Information Department...

Four to undergo RBA basic pilot training

2009-10-30 FOUR out of 161 applicants have been selected by the Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) to undergo a 14-month piloting course in the UK and Spain, and serve as ambassadors of the Sultanate upon their return.RBA's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robert Yang...

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