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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Local Muslim writer to receive literary award

2008-10-30 FOR the first time ever, the Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation (YSHHB) will honour and give recognition to local Muslim writers with the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation Islamic Literature Award in a ceremony to be held at the...

Minister of Energy leads visit to BSP facilities

2008-10-30 THE Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) offshore facilities received a visit from the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office on October 28, 2008.Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohammad Hj Daud was...

International shooting contest launched

2008-10-30 THE ninth Brunei International Skill at Arms Meet (Bisam) was officially launched yesterday at the Binturan Shooting Range in Tutong's Penanjong Garrison.Held every three years, Bisam is an international shooting event that brings in the finest...

Waste separation can help cut labour cost

2008-10-30 IMPLEMENTING waste segregation practices at home will aid local recycling firms in cutting down unnecessary labour requirements needed to separate the composition of the country's municipal solid waste, an established recycling company said.An...

'Keep abreast with the latest techniques'

2008-10-30 DOCTORS, nurses and paramedics trained in providing emergency and advanced cardiac resuscitation were told to "keep abreast with the latest medical techniques" as well as to maintain certification of the techniques acquired yesterday at...

3 Fire & Rescue personnel promoted

2008-10-30 THE Fire and Rescue Department yesterday promoted three of its Deputy Station Officers (DSO) to Station Officers (SO) yesterday in a promotion ceremony held at the multi-purpose hall of the Fire and Rescue Department headquarters at Old Airport in...

Brunei speakers winin international contest

2008-10-30 TWO of Brunei's best speakers did the sultanate proud after emerging champion and first runner-up in their respcetive categories during the Toastmasters International Division K and 13th semi-annual convention held in Sandakan from October 25-26,...

Muara industrial site gets visit

2008-10-30 THE Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources conducted a working visit to the industrial site in Muara yesterday. A first in his position as Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan...

Local artefacts donated to Museum

2008-10-30 THE Museums Department received its largest contribution in terms of size yesterday in the form of two handmade copper gongs, an artefact produced in the 1980s and designed by one the country's finest craftsman, the late Hj Ibrahim Hj Muhd Tahir.The...

HRH receives four new foreign envoys

2008-10-30 HIS Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, received four newly-appointed foreign diplomats at the Balai Penghadapan, Bukit Kayangan yesterday.The foreign ambassadors include Ghassan Mohammed Abdurrahman Al-...

Electrical Services Dept apologises for blackout

2008-10-30 THE Electrical Services Department issued an apology to residents of Temburong district for the inconvenience caused by the recent power outage which left several areas in the district without electricity.The cause of the outage has been identified...

Korean visitors at Brunei Gas Carriers

2008-10-30 BRUNEI GAS CARRIERS (BGC) Sdn Bhd yesterday played host to a representative from Korea Gas Corporation, one of Brunei's main buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG).Korea Gas Corporation's (Kogas) vice president of LNG Procurement, Marketing Division...

Maktab Duli sweeps dzikir contest

2008-10-30 TEN finalists pitted against each other in the Dzikir Daiba'ie competition for secondary schools and colleges at the Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Secondary School (SM PDSM) .During the finals, Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College emerged as...

26 medics go on pilgrimage

2008-10-30 A TEAM of six medical officers and 20 nurses from the Ministry of Health will be among the more than 800 Haj pilgrims in this year's Haj season.As an official send-off to the medical crew and intending Haj pilgrims made upof the ministry's staff, a...

Senior religious official continues working visits

2008-10-30 THE Tanah Jambu Religious School yesterday received a visit from the deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, as part of a series of working visits to religious schools nationwide.Upon arrival, Dato Paduka Hj Ishaaq Hj...

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

MoU on Pulau Muara Besar development

2008-10-29 THE Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) yesterday put pen to paper on a Memorandum of Understanding with International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) and a master planner agreement with Surbana consortium to begin the development of...

Royal audience for haj pilgrims

2008-10-29 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to meet with this year's batch of Haj Pilgrimage at the Istana Nurul Iman yesterday.Present to meet with the Haj pilgrims was His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah...

Customs Order amended to curb subsidised goods smuggling

2008-10-29 HIS Majesty Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, has consented for amendments to the Customs Order 2006 to curb the growing incidences of smuggling subsidised goods, namely fuel and...

Thailand assures travellers their safety

2008-10-29 DUE to the political instability that has surged across Thailand during the last few months, some local Bruneians have had reservations about choosing Thailand to travel as a tourist destination as concerns about the safety issues in the country are...

Mukim, Village councils leaders' visit to Malaysia

2008-10-29 SENIOR committee members of the Mukim and Village Consultative Councils from all the country's four districts have been given the opportunity to learn more about conducting national and community-based programmes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The group...

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