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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Contribution of teachers recognised

2009-04-30 LEARNING process for subjects underlined in the national education system (SPN21) along with emphasising ICT studies for students and skillful thinking are more important than achieving outstanding examination results only, said Acting Assistant...

Organise more economic events, village leaders urged

2009-04-30 MEMBERS of the Mukim and Village Consultative Council have been urged to organise more economic events this year instead of focusing on religious and sporting events only in order to achieve self-sufficiency in each respective village or mukim. Such...

Teachers should be open to new educational techniques

2009-04-30 TEACHERS have to be ready and confident to the implement changes in educational techniques or system."This will (however) take a lot of training and preparations," said Mary Nicol, a lecturer at the Language Centre, Universiti Brunei...

ITB's 'Discovery Year' offers engineering courses

2009-04-30 INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BRUNEI (ITB) will be offering degree programmes in various engineering fields with the inclusion of a "Discovery Year" as of August 2009, according to the vice-chancellor of ITB. Dr Hj Omar Hj Khalid in a press release...

'Be prepared for dry weather conditions'

2009-04-30 BE VIGILANT and prepared for unexpected dry weather conditions from June to September, the Minister of Development told a meeting of Asean environment ministers yesterday.Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim...

Congratulatory messages to Sweden, Netherlands

2009-04-30 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has sent congratulatory messages to King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden and Netherlands' Queen Koningin Beatrix Wilhemina on the occasion of the Swedish king's birthday and Queen's Day...

Correction

2009-04-30 WITH reference to a report on page 2 entitled "MinDef: Effectiveness of training programmes vital to attain goals", published on April 29, it should have read "Pehin Dato Hj Mohd Yasmin also touched on the opportunity granted to...

Indonesian official discuss agriculture with minister

2009-04-30 THE Minister of Industry and Primary Resources yesterday met Indonesian Agriculture Minister Dr Anton Apriyantono to improve bilateral ties and explore opportunities in agriculture.Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim...

Mardiah honoured for coining 'Laila Rice'

2009-04-30 MARDIAH HJ RAMLI was honoured yesterday for coming up with the name of Brunei's "Laila Rice" in a prize presentation and thanksgiving ceremony.She told The Brunei Times that the name was in remembrance of the first time His Majesty the...

Brunei tops HDI in Asean

2009-04-30 BRUNEI has been ranked first in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI) in Asean and among countries in the Islamic world, Acting Chairman of Brunei Economic Development Board Dato Paduka Timothy Ong said yesterday.During a presentation...

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Two being treated for flu but no cause for worry, says MoH

2009-04-29 TWO persons, from suffering influenza, are currently undergoing extensive tests and treatment at the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital."So far, the clinical tests and epidemiology investigations results have...

'Brunei economic picture grimmer than thought'

2009-04-29 THE economic situation in Brunei Darussalam may be grimmer than previously thought due to non-availability of proper and transparent statistical records, indicated economists yesterday during a presentation entitled "The nature and dynamics of...

Ministry allocates $146m budget for PWD projects

2009-04-29 OVER $146 million has been allocated by the Ministry of Development for the Public Works Department (PWD) projects which include repairs and maintenance of sewerage and drainage, as well as roads and water works in the Brunei-Muara District. A total...

Opening up communication using Pecs

2009-04-29 EVIDENCE-BASED research has stated that the Picture Exchange Communication System (Pecs) is the best method of eliciting better communication for individuals diagnosed with autism.This was justified by Amanda Reed, the senior consultant from Pyramid...

Public urged to avoid excessive sunlight

2009-04-29 THE Ministry of Health yesterday advised the public to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight in the wake of recent warm weather. A ministry press release said the exposure to excessive sunlight could result in harmful effects.Therefore, the ministry...

Adison Marketing, RTB sign MoU to hold radio quiz show

2009-04-29 RADIO Television Brunei (RTB) has called upon radio listeners in the country to join in the celebration of its 52nd radio anniversary by taking part in a radio quiz that will be broadcast live on all four RTB radio channels beginning May 1 to June 5...

Teachers keen on using pictures as aid

2009-04-29 THE Picture Exchange Communication System (Pecs) Basic Training Workshop proved to be a success as participants sang praises and are confident of the programme's effectiveness. Over 50 participants consisting of parents, teachers and officers from...

LCB students keen on running businesses

2009-04-29 STUDENTS from the Laksamana College of Business (LCB) have said they felt enthusiastic about setting up their own businesses in the future in a bid to contribute to the development and economy of Brunei.Some of the students voiced their enthusiasm...

Lectures on economic challenges

2009-04-29 STUDENTS from Laksamana College of Business (LCB) yesterday were given an insight to economic challenges faced by the country in view of this globalisation era.The lecture, entitled "Opportunities in Brunei Darussalam", was organised by...

Unissa needs foreign staff to achieve international status

2009-04-29 AN INCREASE in international staff and a centre for monitoring quality of teaching and learning as well as language competencies of the students are among the things needed to realise the vision of Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (Unissa) as a...

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