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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Taiwan to hold halal food festival in Brunei in June

2011-05-14 BRUNEI'S halal food quality and branding has impressed Taiwan which is looking to step up its own efforts to help its halal food producers expand their businesses.The Sultanate has the "highest halal standards", said Terry Ting, a representative...

Friday, 13 May 2011

'To truly make Al-Quran reading our culture'

2011-05-13 BRUNEI pledges to continue the tradition of holding Al-Quran reading competitions until it truly becomes a culture that is handed down from generation to generation in our country, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam said...

MoH studies show rising teen obesity

2011-05-13 OBESITY has risen among secondary school students in Brunei over the last five years, a health committee meeting was informed yesterday."Statistics have shown in 2010, about 14.8 per cent of students studying in Year One, Four, Six and Eight...

Plan to upgrade government drivers' skill under way

2011-05-13 PLANS to include government drivers plus those of heavy vehicles and public transport to undergo intensive defensive driving courses are currently under way.The plan comes following the success of Brunei Driving Instructor Training Programme that...

'Qariah' champion retains title

2011-05-13 DEFENDING qariah (female Al-Quran reader) champion Hjh Nurfaezah Hj Emran retained her title at the National Al-Quran Recitation Competition for Adults last night with a 90.17 per cent score.Hjh Nurfaezah previously represented Brunei and came...

Meeting tackles rise of chronic diseases

2011-05-13 HIS Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul 'Azim yesterday attended the National Health Promotion Committee meeting, which sought to combat the increase of chronic diseases in Brunei.In his capacity as royal patron to the committee, HRH listened to a...

Caexpo: window to Brunei's worth

2011-05-13 BRUNEI's participation in the annual China-Asean Expo (Caexpo) is an avenue for Chinese investors to know more about business opportunities in Brunei, China's Guangxi Governor Ma Biao told The Brunei Times yesterday. "Through the annual...

Guangxi governor visits Sungai Liang

2011-05-13 THE visiting governor from China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region yesterday said he was sure to discuss future cooperation between his government and Brunei's petrochemical industry. The governor yesterday paid a visit to the Sungai Liang...

Course on the importance of giving 'zakat' offered to public

2011-05-13 KNOWING the importance of paying zakat or alms is important as knowing the importance of performing the daily prayers. Dk Haslina Suriani Pg Hj Piut said zakat is one of the pillars of Islam that Muslims are required to do and is considered a sin...

Brunei should aim to be competitive

2011-05-13 'To be a place of choice' for investments, high standards of livingBRUNEI should strive to be a competitive nation and a centre for international activities, Minister of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah,...

IGS College graduates 84 students

2011-05-13 A TOTAL of 84 students of International Graduate Studies College (IGS College) Brunei yesterday received their graduation certificates during the college's fourth convocation.Donned in red, black and grey graduation gowns, 26 students received...

Belait awards top students, schools

2011-05-13 A TOTAL of 185 students from the Belait District have been awarded for excellence in academics in an event organised by the Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas (BLNG) Company yesterday. The Permanent Secretary (Core Education) of the Ministry of Education...

Outstanding students want to help in nation-building

2011-05-13 STUDENTS who ranked Top 10 in the world and in Brunei for scoring outstanding results during last year's Brunei-Cambridge GCE 'O', 'AS' and 'A' Levels yesterday shared their ambitions to help in nation-building. Some wanted to become a lecturer and...

CIE to introduce new percentage marks

2011-05-13 THE University of Cambridge International Examinations is making some changes to the way Cambridge GCE 'O', 'AS' and 'A' Level results are reported, the Ministry of Education announced yesterday.Acting Director of Examinations Department Hjh Kamlah...

Local products to be sold at Muara Port

2011-05-13 GREATER exposure for local products under the "One Village, One Product" initiative is in the pipeline as the Ports Department is looking to collaborate with the Ministry of Home Affairs to exhibit and sell the products at the Ports Cruise...

'Show us what your country has to offer'

2011-05-13 MORE shops offering local-made products should be set up at the Muara Cruise Ship Centre, said passengers from a German cruise vessel that docked yesterday.Tourists on board the MV Bremen said they were pleased with the condition of the facilities...

Kuwaiti delegation visits Ministry of Religious Affairs

2011-05-13 A DELEGATION from Kuwait's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs are in the country to forge closer relations with Brunei on religious cooperation.Acting Director of Administration at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Pg Hj Anuar PSI Pg Hj Ismail...

All sectors urged to be aware of driver safety

2011-05-13 THE Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications yesterday stressed the need for all sectors to be involved in driver safety and awareness. Speaking during an interview on the sidelines of the Brunei Driving Instructor Training Programme...

Drug trafficker's sentence reduced

2011-05-13 A CONVICTED drug trafficker had his 14-year jail term reduced by four years after the courts sanctioned his appeal against his hefty sentence yesterday.Local man, Yong Nai Yung, was convicted earlier this year of trafficking 326 grammes of cannabis...

14-month jail term for bribery

2011-05-13 AN Indian national was yesterday jailed for 14 months by the Magistrate's Court for bribing two police constables with $20 so they would turn a blind eye to a traffic offence.After a two-week trial, Mummadi Chandra Sekhar Redd was convicted of the...

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