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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Minister's visit to Water Services Department

2010-06-24 THE newly appointed Minister of Development yesterday visited the Department of Water Services (DWS) as part of his introductory tour of departments and units under the ministry.The DWS is one of eight departments under the Public Works Department...

UBD, BSP ink 5-year deal on occupational health course

2010-06-24 A $750,000 agreement signed yesterday between Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) will see the former stepping up its work in Occupational Health and Medicine, including new postgraduate courses on the...

'Preserving biodiversity key to human survival'

2010-06-24 Preserving the nature resources of Asean is of paramount importance, not only for these areas but for the world at large as these resources are one of the lifelines of human survival and prosperity, said Dr Vann Monyneath, chair of Asean Centre for...

Public feedback sought as BSB masterplan enters final stage

2010-06-24 THE Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Planning Information Centre opened its doors to the public for a two-day forum, where visitors were updated on the BSB Development Masterplan and shared ideas with the consultants as the masterplan is set to enter its...

Brunei mulls vertical housing after 2012

2010-06-24 Brunei is mulling the possibility of developing vertical housing after 2012 to accommodate the long list of housing applicants and ensure effective land use for development purposes. Minister of Development Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato...

Environment-devt balance lauded

2010-06-24 Brunei is on the right track of striking a balance between development and environment conservation, and is an "excellent example that both can go hand in hand", the head of Asean Secretariat's Environment Division said yesterday. Dr...

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Her Majesty receives Philippine envoy's wife

2010-06-23 Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (R) receiving in audience Estela Aragon-Yano, wife of outgoing Ambassador of the Philippines to Brunei Alexander B Yano at the Istana Nurul Iman yesterday. Brunei and the Philippines maintain...

RFFS to help farmers achieve rice target yield

2010-06-23 The establishment of the Brunei Rice Farmers Field School (RFFS) is expected to help farmers in Brunei-Muara district achieve a yield of five metric tonnes per hectare as they will become experts in combating crop yield problems.The farmers in...

Handy manual for padi farmers

2010-06-23 FARMERS can become more independent when tending to their padi crops following the introduction of a pocket-sized guidebook on best practices to help them identify problems and suggest the recommended remedy, while in the field.Speaking to The...

The Empire Hotel's executive development programme for local staff

2010-06-23 IN A bid to upgrade the management skills of its local employees in the hospitality industry, The Empire Hotel & Country Club recently launched a two-year Executive Development Programme (EDPRO). Some 13 candidates from various heads of...

ACB talk to give students insight into corruption

2010-06-23 THE Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) continued their campaign to disseminate information on corruption to students of Chung Hwa Middle School yesterday.Year 9 and Year 10 students of the school were briefed by ACB's Chief Special Investigator, Pg Emran...

Visit to GPS 2010 in Canada

2010-06-23 OIL and gas companies in Brunei recently visited the Global Petroleum Show and Conference (GPS) 2010 in Calgary, Canada, to learn its advances in oil and gas technology in onshore and offshore exploration and production.Billed as the world's premier...

IETBIC ends on high note

2010-06-23 Positive and successful was the International Conference of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IETBIC 2010) said participants at the closing yesterday afternoon."It has been a successful forum, especially in displaying the technologies...

Promotion offers to mark hotel's 10th anniversary

2010-06-23 To commemorate its 10th anniversary, The Empire Hotel and Country Club continues its exciting dining, stay, golf and spa promotions until September 2010 with the theme, "Experience the Magic". Join in the monthly lucky draw with a minimum spending...

Brunei to host Asean Heritage Parks Conference

2010-06-23 BRUNEI is to host the Third Asean Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference from June 30 to July 1 where park managers and environmental protection agencies from the ten Asean member states will meet to discuss ways to effectively manage and conserve the...

Joint operations to catch lawbreakers

2010-06-23 ENFORCEMENT officials in Tutong district joined forces to nab lawbreakers in an operation late Monday night.The joint operation, following leads provided by the public, targeted areas around Kg Lubok Pulau, Kg Bukit Beruang and TelisaiIn an...

Unissa seminar on administrator's duty according to Islam

2010-06-23 Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (Unissa) held a seminar on administrators' responsibilities according to Islamic perspective for its officers and staff yesterday. The seminar which was part of the university's initiative to provide insights into...

Singapore, Brunei navies conduct bilateral exercise

2010-06-23 br />THE Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) are conducting bilateral exercise, codenamed Exercise Pelican, from June 21 to 25. Hosted by the RSN, this year's exercise marks the 30th in a series of joint exercises...

Belait prepares for HM's birthday visit

2010-06-23 PREPARATIONS for His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 'meet and greet' with residents in Belait district is now underway, with the first rehearsal held yesterday.The annual get-together with the public in all the country...

100 flags distributed to Tanjong Maya residents

2010-06-23 A TOTAL of 100 national flags were distributed to the community of Mukim Tanjong Maya in Tutong District yesterday in a campaign to encourage citizens to hoist the national flag during His Majesty's 64th birthday celebrations next month.The National...

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