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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Civil servants express gratitude for recognition

2010-10-27 SEVERAL civil servants expressed their surprise and gratitude for being acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to His Majesty's Government during yesterday's investiture ceremony at Istana Nurul Iman.Ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr...

Recipients share feelings of joy

2010-10-27 RECIPIENTS of the new homes yesterday shared their feelings of joy and enthusiasm during His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's visit to their homes following the key handing over ceremony at Wasan Vocational School....

HM wants fast action on students' Science lab woes

2010-10-27 "DON'T try, do it," His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam told Wasan Vocational School officials about the completion of their Science laboratories.The monarch made the statement upon learning of a student's...

Brunei's corruption index score unchanged

2010-10-27 BRUNEI has maintained its score of 5.5 in the second year of its inclusion in an annual global corruption report, climbing up one position to number 38 in world rankings. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2010, an overview of the "...

Mothers say yes to longer maternity leave

2010-10-27 WORKING mothers in Brunei's civil service are welcoming the possible increase in the maternity leave to 15 weeks citing that eight weeks, which is the present time allowed, is not enough time for a smooth transition back to work.They were responding...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

837 CIVIL SERVANTS RECEIVE MEDALS

2010-10-26 EIGHT hundred thirty-seven civil servants were bestowed medals at the second day of the investiture ceremony at Istana Nurul Iman. The award ceremony yesterday put the total number of award recipients at 1,681 after 844 civil servants were given...

Blind elderly needs aid to care for ailing blind hubby

2010-10-26 THE smell of urine wafted throughout the house of the visually-impaired elderly couple's house in Tanjong Maya. Traces of human faeces were on the floor. Unable to walk to the toilet, Abdullah Kudi, 71, has been bedridden since July and suffers...

28 youths embark on journey of friendship around Asean, Japan

2010-10-26 TWENTY-EIGHT Bruneians left for Yokohama yesterday to partake in the 37th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (Sseayp). The delegation departed Brunei International Airport yesterday for Japan where they will spend 10 days before beginning the...

TelBru picks Huawei for next gen broadband network

2010-10-26 CHINESE telecommunications network solutions provider Huawei has been selected as the exclusive supplier for the Brunei Next Generation Broadband Network (BNBN) project of Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) using the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology...

Students from Labuan visit Brunei

2010-10-26 STUDENTS and teachers from Labuan Technical Secondary School (SMTL) visited the Wasan Vocational School (SVW) and Jefri Bolkiah Engineering School (MKJB) yesterday.The delegation were in Brunei for a two-day educational visit to expose the students...

Impressed, SMTL students want to study in Brunei

2010-10-26 STUDENTS from Labuan Technical Secondary School (SMTL) have expressed interest in furthering their studies in Brunei. During an educational visit to Wasan Vocational School (SVW), the students were seen asking Aket Melayong, acting principal of SVW...

Fisheries, Marine Depts collaborate on fish farm safety

2010-10-26 THE Fisheries Department is looking to expand the fish farms in the Sultanate and simultaneously improve their safety in collaboration with the Marine Department. Permanent Secretary II Dato Paduka Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah raised this issue...

Police seek man wanted in theft probe

2010-10-26 POLICE is seeking public assistance in locating a local man who is wanted in a theft investigation.Surahymie Hj Sabtu (pic), is also wanted by the Bandar Seri Begawan court. However, the press statement did not specify the details.Anyone with...

Basmida to share MIB values at Manila meet

2010-10-26 THE National Anti-Drug Association of Brunei Darussalam (Basmida) will be sharing the country's 'Melayu Islam Beraja' (MIB) philosophy as moral values at the 19th International Federation of Non-Government Organisations Against Drug-Abuse workshop...

DES kickstarts capacity building programme to up customer service

2010-10-26 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) yesterday embarked on a long-term capacity building programme by conducting extensive training courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of their technicians and engineers.The workshop is to demonstrate...

Navy mechanic jailed for stealing boat engines

2010-10-26 A MECHANIC at the Royal Brunei Navy was yesterday sentenced to 16 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to stealing two boat engine while working at the naval base.Ezzeddin Hj Abd Rahman, who was unrepresented, received the sentence from Senior...

Programme to bolster pupils' creativity in science and maths

2010-10-26 FIFTY pupils representing 10 primary schools within the Brunei IIA zone are participating in a two-day Science & Mathematics Achievement Enhancement Programme for Primary Schools in Berakas yesterday. Education Officer Satinah Hj Abang of the...

Call to raise awareness on doping among athletes

2010-10-26 THE Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and his counterparts stressed on the need to increase efforts to raise awareness on sports doping among athletes.Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Paduka Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah and other sports...

His Majesty expected at 17th Asean Summit in Hanoi

2010-10-26 SOUTHEAST Asian leaders will converge in Hanoi, Vietnam for the 17th Asean Summit, with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam expected to be among those who will be shaping the directions to be taken by the regional bloc....

India eyes more oil from Brunei

2010-10-26 India's oil purchase plan INDIA, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is planning to increase its crude oil imports from Brunei. In an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam LD...

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