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Thursday, 29 April 2010

263 houses for indigenous citizens

2010-04-29 HIS Majesty's Government will build 263 terrace houses worth $19.388 million under the Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme for Kampung Sungai Buloh and Tanah Jambu Kanan, following a contract signing ceremony yesterday.Another contract will...

Family of eight to get new house in Kg Ayer

2010-04-29 A FAMILY of eight from Kg Peramu, Mukim Peramu in Kg Ayer will soon have a home to call their own as the construction for their new house started yesterday.Hj Umar Hj Serudin, 57, was overjoyed at the prospect of having a new home as his old...

'Expand knowledge to face future challenges'

2010-04-29 ARABIC school students were urged yesterday not to limit their knowledge and to equip themselves with the "weapon", which is religious knowledge and worldly knowledge."It is not enough to learn only according to what is taught in...

112 sixth form students graduate

2010-04-29 THE Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Secondary School for Boys (SMALHB) honoured its top students and sixth form graduates yesterday at the school's 16th certificate presentation ceremony.A total of 112 sixth form graduates received certificates for...

Halal food is medicine, 'haram' poison, says State Mufti

2010-04-29 HALAL food is medicine, while haram (forbidden) food is poison, State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Hj Abdul Aziz Juned told Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) students yesterday."We rarely hear about how eating...

Good communicators needed to increase work efficiency

2010-04-29 EDUCATIONAL institutions have the responsibility to produce students who are good communicators, as they are sought after by employers and considered an invaluable asset, said the acting assistant director of Technical Education Department yesterday...

Community teamwork key to a mosquito-free environment

2010-04-29 ERADICATING dengue fever is the responsibility of the entire community and not just individual households, said a senior public health officer from the Entomology and Parasitology Unit under the Environment Health Services of the Public Health...

Co-curriculum part of holistic education

2010-04-29 IN ORDER to produce a generation who are knowledgeable, noble and presentable through a holistic educational system, the role of co-curricular studies must not be neglected.This was said in a speech by the Acting Assistant Rector of Seri Begawan...

'Want to study engineering? Germany is the right place'

2010-04-29 IF YOU are planning on going abroad to study engineering, Germany is the right place for you, a representative from the Carl Benz School of Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology told students at the Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee...

$70,000 community hall handed over

2010-04-29 THE $70,000 Mukim Amo Community Hall that spans two acres at the Temburong district was handed over to the Kg Sibut Village Consultative Council yesterday.The handing over ceremony held at the Kg Sibut Community Hall, was officiated by Temburong...

Telecom team studying poor mobile network coverage

2010-04-29 POOR telecommunication network-coverage and "spill over" networks in Temburong district were one of the matters raised during the 2010 Legislative Council meetings. To find a solution to the problem, a delegation of telecommunication...

Giving special needs kids a 'normal' education

2010-04-29 TEACHERS must be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify students with learning difficulties to ensure that these students can have a "normal education" through intervention programmes and meet Brunei's aspiration to...

Foreign delegation seeks tie-up with Brunei on autism

2010-04-29 A DELEGATION comprising members from the Bangkok-based Asia Pacific Development Centre on Disability (APCD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are in Brunei for a three-day visit to explore the possibility of establishing a...

17 firemen promoted after 12-week course

2010-04-29 SEVENTEEN firemen of the Airport Fire Service were promoted in a ceremony yesterday after completing a 12-week basic firefighting course.On hand to present the rank insignia and certificates of completion of the course to the recipients was Hj...

Fifteen Customs officers face graft charges

2010-04-29 FIFTEEN enforcement personnel from the Royal Customs and Excise Department were brought before the Magistrates Court yesterday over corruption chrages.All of the defendants stand accused of accepting bribes from at least one of the four complainants...

'Politics should not dictate religious beliefs'

2010-04-29 LIVING in a non-Muslim dominant country is not an issue, the issue is whether the Muslims have the religious freedom to practise their religion and function as a Muslim."'Islam begins here and ends here," said Professor Abdullah Saeed...

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

HM witnesses military exercise at Anduki

2010-04-28 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) yesterday witnessed a simulated rescue operation which saw three Brunei Shell Petroleum employees...

Unesco listing seen as shot in the arm for Kg Ayer

2010-04-28 GETTING Kampong Ayer listed as a World Heritage Site could save the 500-year-old village on stilts from the effects of land migration and urbanisation, said a senior official of HOK Planning Group, the consultancy firm tasked with developing the...

Language Bureau aims to publish 100 titles a year

2010-04-28 IN A bid to help keep Bahasa Melayu (Malay language) alive, the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) is striving to publish at least 100 book titles a year.Publishing books is one way to preserve Bahasa Melayu alive, said Hjh Aminah Hj Momin, acting...

'Deadly sweets' that glow

2010-04-28 THE Ministry of Health yesterday issued a recall of a popular confectionary treat that contains toxic substances that can cause cancer.The confectionary, called "Fluorescence Lollipop" by Mr Bunny, is causing concern as it contains the toxic...

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