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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Scholarship students told to contribute to nation

2009-08-18 SCHOLARS are reminded of the importance to return to Brunei after having completed their studies overseas, so that they may contribute to their country.Acting Principal of Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS), Dk Sarimah Pg Hj Ahmad...

SSEAYP participants prepare for trip

2009-08-18 PARTICIPANTS of the Ship for South East Asia Youth Programme (SSEAYP) are looking forward to the trip though the region is still dealing with the Influenza 'A'(H1N1) outbreak.. "I am feeling so hyped up and can't wait to finish orientation and...

Construction sector told to usecertified lifting appliances

2009-08-18 STAKEHOLDERS in the construction industry were reminded of the directives issued by Ministry of Development concerning the need to certify their lifting appliances in a bid to promote safety at construction sites.Informing that "no cranes...

MoD staff briefed on SCP

2009-08-18 THE Ministry of Finance held a Question and Answer (Q&A) session to clarify some issues pertaining to the Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP) Scheme for personnel of Ministry of Development (MoD).The panel were made up of the MoF Deputy...

E-Government vital for efficient public service

2009-08-18 E-GOVERNMENT is an essential and vital tool, not only for seeking information and interaction between government entities but also a useful vehicle in increasing the efficiency of delivering services through fast communication and efficient...

Indonesians in Brunei observe Independence Day

2009-08-18 THE Indonesian community in Brunei marked their country's 64th Independence Day with a flag-hoisting ceremony at the Indonesian Embassy in Kampung Sungai Hanching yesterday.More than 100 guests attended the event hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador...

Land transport man exonerated from graft charge

2009-08-18 A LAND Transport Department employee from the Temburong branch has been cleared from a corruption charge at the Magistrate's Court in Bandar Seri Begawan, according to a press statement from the Anti-Corruption Bureau.Ramlan Zukmin was charged on...

Four Bruneians off to attend international translation meet

2009-08-18 FOUR members of the Translation Association of Brunei Darussalam will be attending the 12th International Translation Conference in Penang, Malaysia.The association's president, Hj Abdul Momin Tengah said that they would learn best practices in...

E-governance key to e-govt projects' success

2009-08-18 E-GOVERNANCE is the foundation that will enable the successful implementation of e-government projects, said the chairman of the E-Government Leadership Forum (EGLF) yesterday during the launching of the Second Annual Asia-Pacific e-Government Forum...

Vietnam's artefacts featured at Brunei Museum

2009-08-18 MORE than 25 handicraft items from Vietnam were donated to the Brunei Museum yesterday to enrich its collection at the ASEAN corner and attract more visitors.On hand to receive the donations from Pham Binh Man, Vietnam's ambassador to Brunei was...

Showcasing Brunei's culture, hospitality at gala dinner

2009-08-18 THE second Asia-Pacific E-Government Forum 2009 Gala Dinner was held yesterday to further introduce the Sultanate's traditions and culture to international delegates attending the forum.Acting Director of Communications at the Ministry of...

Donations to orphans in Belait district

2009-08-18 MINISTER of Religious Affairs Pehin Jawatan Luar Pekerma Raja Dato Seri Utama Dr Ustaz Hj Mohd Zain Hj Serudin yesterday presented donations to more than 200 orphans in the Belait district for the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations and back to school...

PWD opens centre to deal with public grievances

2009-08-18 A NEW centralised facility to deal with public grievances or complaints on the country's infrastructure was unveiled during the Public Works Department's (PWD) Customer Day,yesterday. The state-of-the-art facility dubbed Operational Control Centre (...

Ticket holders unable to visit BRIDEX 2009 can get refund

2009-08-18 TICKET holders who did not get the chance to visit the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) 2009 may seek refund from the organisers, the first permanent secretary at the Ministry of Defence said yesterday.BRIDEX 2009 is recollecting the...

Monday, 17 August 2009

Crown Prince launches Asia-Pacific E-government Forum

2009-08-17 HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, this morning launched the second annual Asia-Pacific E-government Forum, which gathered about 300 people to share knowledge and...

Clean up your act or face legal action: Waste firms told

2009-08-17 WASTE management companies have been warned to clean up their act or face legal action for not consistently collecting rubbish at specified commercial areas.Deputy Chairman of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board Mohammad Ramli Hj Zulkifli made...

Brunei, Japan look to 0% import tax in next few years

2009-08-17 WITHIN the next few years, import tax is expected to hit zero per cent on commodities traded between Brunei and Japan, as it has been gradually minimising ever since the signing of the Brunei-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (BJEPA) by His...

Tutong association reviews plans to take up Laila rice farming

2009-08-17 AN ASSOCIATION is looking towards the cultivation of Brunei's Laila rice as well as other investment projects, to rake in income in order for the association to sustain its activities.At a briefing at the Tutong Community Hall yesterday, members of...

Ministry of Development holds cycling expedition

2009-08-17 SOME 300 cyclists took to the street yesterday in a bicycle expedition, an outdoor activity which was organised by the Ministry of Development in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 63rd birthday...

Paucity of qualified teachers main hurdle in EFA's way

2009-08-17 FINDING qualified teachers is one of the main challenges faced by UNESCO in achieving objectives of Education For All (EFA). This was said by Dr Anwar Al-Said, Head of the Education Unit at the UNESCO Office in Jakarta, yesterday.As Brunei move...

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