Monday, 28 November 2011

Students talk frankly about family issues, school at World Children's Day forum

2011-11-28 THE recently held World Children's Day forum proved to be an effective platform for students to voice their opinions on various issues that range from school discipline to the roles of parents.With 300 students divided into groups at the Muhibbah...

'No health without mental health'

2011-11-28 "THERE is no health without mental health," Dr Ramli Hassan, psychiatric specialist and head of psychiatric services said during his welcoming speech at the World Mental Health Forum last Saturday."To care for mental health is as...

Chinese family embraces Islam

2011-11-28 A FOUR member Chinese family converted to Islam recently in a brief ceremony in Gadong. Held at the residence of Deputy Commisioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force(RBPF) Pg Hj Mohd Salleh Pg Hj Chuchu, Lim Bee Hong, 29, is now known as Hannah Damia...

MPA enforcement sees fish, reefs grow

2011-11-28 SIGNIFICANT improvement in fish and reef growth were noted following the implementation of government programmes to protect marine life in Brunei waters, a local dive operator said.In an interview with The Brunei Times, Oceanic Quest managing...

Brunei Chinese schools to compile localised e-book

2011-11-28 THE pupils of Brunei Chinese schools will form part of the team to kickstart a project which will help record Brunei history in writing to be published into an electronic textbook.The project, propagated by the Taiwan Graduates Association (TGA),...

DES holds roadshow at Giant Rimba

2011-11-28 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) will be organising a roadshow for the public to inquire about the new electricity tariff at Giant Hypermarket, Tasek Rimba on November 29, 2011. The public can bring a copy of their monthly bill as...

Adventure time awaits student leaders in S'pore

2011-11-28 TWENTY students together with four teachers left for the Fifth Singapore-Brunei Student Leaders Adventure Camp(SBAC) 2011 held in Singapore yesterday afternoon to promote even closer educational ties with its regional neighbours through various...

ADPS wins digital storytelling contest

2011-11-28 THE Anggerek Desa Primary School emerged as champion in the 15th Inforama Digital Storytelling Competition yesterday. Meanwhile St Andrew's School and Birau Primary School in Tutong were placed second and third, respectively.This year, 25 primary...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Fire breaks out at Kg Kilanas home, loss estimated at $260k

2011-11-27 A FIRE broke out yesterday morning at a two-storey house in Kg Kilanas. An estimated loss of $260,000 has been reported.Some 10 adults out of the 23 family members living in the house were at home when the incident happened.Hj Tawar Hj Liman, 54,...

HM vows to make Brunei Zikir Nation

2011-11-27 BRUNEI Darussalam is a safe and prosperous country today, largely because of the efforts toward transforming it into a Zikir Nation through prayers, zikir and good works, said His Majesty in his Islamic New Year or Hijrah 1433 titah yesterday.In...

Better norms seen to tackle mental illness

2011-11-27 EXAMINING and updating proposals for better policies and laws in mental healthcare were mooted by the Minister of Health during the World Mental Health Forum yesterday.Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja...

State Mufti receives Religious Figure Award

2011-11-27 THE State Mufti walked away with a Religious Figure Award yesterday after being recognised for his efforts and contributions to Islam's development in the Sultanate.Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Hj Awang Abd Aziz Juned...

DBP raises funds for Thai flood aid

2011-11-27 THE Language and Literature Bureau (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka DBP) held a Customer and Family Day in conjunction with its 50th Golden Jubilee celebration (1961-2011) yesterday.Present as the guest of honour was Hj Mohd Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos...

Islamic Education Convention

2011-11-27 THE country's first Islamic Education Convention will be held from November 30 to December 1 at the International Convention Centre, said the Ministry of Religious Affairs' Deputy Permanent Secretary Hj Harun Hj Junid (pictured) yesterday....

Dismantling of Kg Tasek Meradun house work in progress

2011-11-27 THE District Office offers its assistance in helping the needs of the community but it is the people's responsibility to ensure a successful outcome of actions taken in any communal projects.This was said by an official from the Brunei-Muara...

Man faces 6-year jail term for damaging car

2011-11-27 AROUND THE COURTSTHE Magistrates' Court yesterday convicted a man after finding the defendant guilty following a trial for vandalising and obstructing a car in 2006.The defendant, Hj Abdul Rahim Hj Tuah, is facing a jail terms of up to six years,...

MoE briefs Belait community on SPN21

2011-11-27 THE Ministry of Education had a dialogue session with the leaders of the community in the Belait district yesterday morning at the Qiadah Hall to present information on its current initiatives and developments. The two-way discussion began with a...

DES closed Monday for Hijrah

2011-11-27 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) will close its counters for payment of electricity bills and purchase of prepayment meter coupons on Monday, November 28 in conjunction with the Muslim holiday for Hijrah 1433.Customers who wish to pay...

Cyber security workshop conduct hands-on exercise

2011-11-27 THE first Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Technical Workshop on cyber security incident response handling concluded today with a hands-on exercise.Hosted by Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (...

Pilot programme on toilet cleanliness in schools begin

2011-11-27 FIVE schools will be participating in a pilot project organised by members of the private sector to ensure that their school toilets will constantly be clean,comfortable and safe.This was announced by the Acting Director-General from the Ministry of...