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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Tutong DO focusing on better services

2010-03-31 OFFICERS from the Tutong District Office learned ways to improve the quality of public service delivery during a four-day workshop, which drew to a close yesterday.The Tutong District Office and the Civil Service Institute organised the workshop...

Prof warns of commercialising education

2010-03-31 THE values and purpose of higher education had disintegrated and are now more motivated towards making profits, a professor from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) said yesterday. According to Prof Tan Sri Dr Mohd Kamal Hassan from the...

Quran should be part of secular paradigm

2010-03-31 AL-QURAN contains the highest kind of knowledge that we need, but this knowledge has been forgotten in the secular paradigm, said a Malaysian religious expert yesterday.Speaking during a public lecture on " Returning to Al-Quran paradigm on...

SPN21 gains praise from S'pore senior officers

2010-03-31 BRUNEI'S 21st Century National Education System (SPN21) has garnered praises from a visiting Singaporean senior government official, who expressed her confidence in the new education system."SPN21 is a very bold and visionary plan. I am very...

Learning Ladders to mark World Autism Awareness Day on April 2

2010-03-31 LEARNING Ladders Society (LLS) will join the world in marking World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on April 2, and has garnered the support of Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, who has consented to launch the...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Thailand offers a helping hand

2010-03-30 His Majesty and Thai Prime Minister discuss MoU on agricultureTHAILAND Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday bared the prospect of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agriculture between Brunei and Thailand "because we feel that...

Thailand, Brunei push for Asean connectivity

2010-03-30 THAI Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his delegation yesterday touched down in Brunei for a one-day official visit, where the premier formally introduced himself to the monarch and country to strengthen bilateral ties and push Asean member...

Monarch welcomes Abhisit on first official visit

2010-03-30 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam warmly welcomed Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday afternoon for the premier's first official visit to the Sultanate.In a titah, His Majesty thanked Abhisit for Thailand's...

2 families get aid for better homes

2010-03-30 TWO less fortunate families have received financial assistance to rebuild their lives and homes yesterday in Kampong Ayer.Zunaidah Kifli and her family are now the proud owners of a house in Kampung Pendai Besi A in Kampong Ayer after receiving $8,...

Police accused of witness tampering

2010-03-30 A PROSECUTION witness in the trial of four officers accused of causing the death of a man in police custody yesterday told the High Court that a policeman visited him in Jerudong prison last week and told him "not to prolong the trial"....

UMS students visit Information Dept

2010-03-30 STUDENTS from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) who were in Brunei as part of an exchange programme organised by the Association of the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme Former Participants (Bersatu) visited the Information Department yesterday...

60,000 trees to be planted this year

2010-03-30 BRUNEI will plant 60,000 tree seedlings to offset the global loss of trees and highlight the importance of biodiversity, as the United Nations has declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, said the deputy director of Forestry...

UBD to offer new language courses

2010-03-30 UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) plans to introduce Thai and Tagalog language courses next semester, said the director of UBD's Language Centre.Dr Yabit Alas said that if the plans go ahead, there will also be Borneo Languages (Dusun, Tutong and...

Students conduct social work

2010-03-30 MORE than 20 students from Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College (Maktab Duli) conducted community service at the Children with Special Needs (Kaca) Centre.Yesterday's visit marks the start of a six-week volunteer programme by the college's...

Manage mosque funds wisely, officers told

2010-03-30 MOSQUE officials were reminded to manage the mosques' donated funds prudently to ensure an efficient and systematic financial management at mosques nationwide.During a briefing and dialogue session at the Jame 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah yesterday, Acting...

Fresh degree graduate gets master's scholarship in Japan

2010-03-30 A LOCAL 24-year-old fresh university graduate has recently been awarded with a scholarship programme to pursue her studies in Japan and is keen to share the tradition and culture of Brunei in the "Land of the Rising Sun".Khairunnisa Yakub...

ACB targets police officers in battling corruption

2010-03-30 LAW enforcement officers in Tutong district were educated on how to combat corruption as they are more liable when dealing with civil affairs.During a talk yesterday, Pg Emran Pg Hj Metarsad, head of Special Investigation at the Anti-Corruption...

Earth Hour an initial step in stopping climate change

2010-03-30 BRUNEI'S participation in Earth Hour 2010 has encouraged not only the Sultanate's population but also visitors to the country to step up efforts in fighting climate change and global warming.Mother of two, Patricia Liew said that people should take...

Notice

2010-03-30 THE Employees Trust Fund's (TAP) will close its service counters for payment and registration at all its branches tomorrow due to the closing of its financial year 2009/10. TAP's management would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. The...

Monday, 29 March 2010

Brunei saves 231MW during Earth Hour

2010-03-29 BRUNEI saved about 231 megawatt (MW) of energy during Saturday's one-hour lights out to mark Earth Hour, a graph released yesterday by the Department of Electrical Services (DES) showed. The DES graph indicated that the Sultanate's power usage...

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