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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

'Drug mule' discharged from Australian hospital

2009-12-23 THE pregnant Bruneian woman who was charged on Monday with attempting to smuggle packages of heroin into Queensland, Australia, has been discharged from hospital and is not in a critical condition, The Brunei Times learned yesterday.A spokesperson...

TAIB staff get fire marshal training

2009-12-23 SOME 33 employees of the Brunei Islamic Trust Fund or Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) received certificates after completing their fire marshal training courses last month, which was aimed to educate participants on basic knowledge in...

Brunei forges diplomatic ties with Antigua and Barbuda

2009-12-23 BRUNEI has established diplomatic relations with Caribbean island nation Antigua and Barbuda following the signing of a joint communique in New York yesterday.Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to United Nations in New York Latif Tuah...

US Ambassador hosts Christmas open house

2009-12-23 HOLIDAY spirits ran high as US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam William E Todd welcomed guests to his home in Kg Mulaut yesterday for his holiday open house.Ambassador Todd and his wife, Ann Buckingham Todd, welcomed guests, who included Minister of...

His Majesty sends congratulatory message to Japan

2009-12-23 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has sent congratulatory messages to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on the occasion of the emperor's 76th birthday.In the message, His Majesty...

H1N1 vaccines available at hospitals, health centres

2009-12-23 THOSE over the age of six months in the Sultanate with chronic illnesses can now get an Influenza A (H1N1) vaccination shot at government health centres and hospitals from all the country's four districts.According to a press release from the...

MoF celebrates new Islamic year

2009-12-23 A HIJRAH celebration was held by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the departments under it at its headquarters yesterday Gracing the event, was Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bulqiah.The highlight of the event was a special talk...

Two charged for immoral activities

2009-12-23 A FEMALE Chinese national and a male Brunei permanent resident were brought before the Magistrate's Court yesterday on charges of allegedly soliciting a male person for the purpose of prostitution and making earnings from prostitution, respectively....

Locals given priority for job openings

2009-12-23 WITH the number of unemployed in Brunei reaching up to 6,000 people, local job seekers were urged not to be choosy in finding employment. "With the job market nowadays it is hard to find work," said Hj Md Ideni Hj Ahmad, assistant...

Youngsters taught to save for their future

2009-12-23 SIX children from single-parent households in Tutong District were provided early exposure to personal finance yesterday after they were given the opportunity to open personal bank accounts through the Belaian Kasih Project of the Gemilang...

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Plea to make zebra crossings safer

2009-12-22 SOME of the public interviewed yesterday pleaded for the relevant authorities to make zebra crossings safer by installing warning signals on those without them or by making the area brighter. Others, however, felt that the main problem is to...

Bruneian held in Australia on drug charges

2009-12-22 Woman reportedly had drug pellets inside her body AUSTRALIAN authorities yesterday charged a 41-year-old woman from Brunei with smuggling nearly half a kilogramme of drugs into Australia hidden within and on her body under her clothes. The...

ISO 22000:2005: 'Passport' to global food market

2009-12-22 HAVING your company ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems certified could be your meal ticket into the international food export industry, said a director of systems and certification services firm, SGS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd."ISO 22000:...

Educators in Philippines to learn about rice technology

2009-12-22 FIVE Brunei educators made a week-long Rice Appreciation and Study Tour in the Philippines to learn about rice technologies in the hope of using such knowledge for the benefit of their students and the Sultanate.Led by Principal Aket Melayong of...

Local musicians nominated for KL awards

2009-12-22 SOME of Brunei's best solo artistes and groups have been nominated for several categories in the second Voice Independent Music Awards (VIMA) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 17, 2010.The finalists for the individual categories are...

5 Brunei-Muara villages to vie for excellent village award

2009-12-22 FIVE villages in the Brunei-Muara District have been selected to compete in the national level of the Anugerah Kampung Cemerlang (AKC) or Excellent Village Award, said the Brunei-Muara District Officer in an interview with state broadcaster Radio...

Minister receives goodwill visit from Sabah officers

2009-12-22 THE Home Affairs Minister Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan BPSK Dato Seri Setia Hj Md Yusof recently received a goodwill visit from a delegation from Sabah's Ministry of Rural Development and Entrepreneurial Development at...

M'sian dies in Telisai Highway collision

2009-12-22 A MALAYSIAN man died and two Bruneians sustained injuries in a car collision which occured at the Telisai Highway area in Tutong District, police said yesterday.According to a press release by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), the Tutong Police...

Getting around makes all the difference

2009-12-22 IF WHAT two tourists told The Brunei Times recently holds true, Brunei is not easily accessible to the independent tourist and needs much improvement in public transportation services and in dissemination of tourist information.One of the big...

Hijrah a time for reflection, resolutions

2009-12-22 NEW Islamic year celebration must be accompanied with a resolution to change by enhancing one's iman (faith) and taqwa (piety)."It's not all about celebration but also (the time) to reflect upon our good and bad attitudes and personalities and...

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