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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

PMO attends ASEAN roundtable in Korea

2014-12-17 DEPUTY Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Dato Paduka Hj Abd Wahab Juned, attended the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Ministerial Roundtable and Exhibition on Public Governance in Busan, Korea, on December 12. The Ministerial Roundtable on Public...

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

JUST IN: Keriam, Kiudang residents get new community centres

2014-12-16 RESIDENTS of Mukim Keriam and Kiudang can now look forward to organising social gatherings and sport activities at their newly upgraded community centres. Developed by the Tutong District Office at a cost of $164,755, the revamped centres are...

‘Brunei needs more local doctors, nurses, therapists’

2014-12-16 THE Head of the Brunei Neuroscience, Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) at the Jerudong Park Medical Centre yesterday said the country needs more local doctors, nurses and therapists for a better rapport with patients. Professor Datin Seri...

His Majesty sends congratulatory message to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

2014-12-16 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, on the Liberal Democratic Party’s victory in Japan’s recent General Elections. The Monarch in a...

Land transport White Paper set out

2014-12-16 THE Minister of Communication yesterday launched the “White Paper” for land transport which will pave the way for reduction of Bruneian’s dependency on cars, prevention of traffic jams, achieving sustainable society, and strengthening governance....

Jalan Gadong most prone to accidents

2014-12-16 JALAN Gadong is the road most prone to accidents. The 12-kilometre road that stretches from Jalan Kumbang Pasang to Jalan Tutong recorded the highest number of accidents per kilometre per year between 2011 and 2013. Dr Tan Soon Jiann, the Director...

Brunei has potential to attract medical tourists

2014-12-16 AFTER only being established for four years, the Brunei Neuroscience, Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) has enormous potential to attract medical tourists, said Managing Director of Germany’s Krankenhaus Nordwest Hospital (KHNW). Through...

Man accused of possessing 50 cartons of untaxed cigarettes discharged

2014-12-16 A 52-YEAR-OLD man accused of possession of over 50 cartons of untaxed cigarettes was discharged yesterday after the prosecution withdrew the charges against him. During yesterday’s proceedings, prosecuting officer Danial DSP Kifrawi told the court...

Brunei road fatalities this year fall to their lowest level since 2010

2014-12-16 FATALITIES from road accidents this year have fallen to 23 deaths – the lowest it’s been since 2010. Fatalities recorded in previous years were 26 in 2010, 47 in 2011, 28 in 2012 and 32 in 2013. Traffic Control and Investigation Department’s (...

Information tech to boost road safety

2014-12-16 BRUNEI plans to use information technology to boost road safety in the Sultanate. Under the plan, two road safety research projects — the Road Accident Data Enhancement and Development (RADED) and the Average Speed Monitoring System (ASMOS) —will...

Nur Napisah in much better conditions,thanks to attentive individuals

2014-12-16 THE elderly mother found in depraved conditions earlier this year in Seria has been discharged after an extended stay in hospital and is now living in Tutong with her son, according to the Community Development Department (JAPEM) in Belait....

Brunei Stroke Centre achieves milestone in rehab treatment

2014-12-16 BRUNEI’S Neuroscience, Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) is the first in Southeast Asian countries to have acquired three machines to assist in rehabilitation treatment for acute stroke patients. With this milestone in rehabilitation, BNSRC...

UBD gets second boat for marine research

2014-12-16 UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) yesterday launched its second boat named BIOFOS II to be used for marine life research. Dean of Faculty of Science (FOS) Professor Dato Mohamed Abdul Majid said the new boat is also part of UBD’s efforts to help...

35-strong Malaysian firefighters team on Brunei visit

2014-12-16 A TOTAL of 35 personnel from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Johor (PERISMA) visited an all-female firefighter group from Brunei’s Fire and Rescue Department on Sunday.The PERISMA delegation, which was made up of nine males and 26 females...

Poster distribution starts celebration of RBPF anniversary

2014-12-16 AROUND 500 posters will be distributed this month nationwide to usher in the 94th anniversary celebrations of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), which begin December 31. The posters, unveiled during a ceremony at RBPF Headquarters, feature His...

‘Brunei can achieve zero traffic deaths’

2014-12-16 BRUNEI is one of the few countries that has the potential to achieve Vision Zero, or zero traffic-related fatalities in a year, according to the secretary general of the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) under the Malaysian Institute...

MinDef, RBAF, Forward March

2014-12-16 OVER the past year, the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) have maintained their momentum in local news coverage with a number of high-level events and major milestones. In this report, The Brunei Times looks back at...

UNISSA sends 10 to join community service overseas

2014-12-16 UNIVERSITI Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) has selected 10 of its students to participate in a 15-day community service programme in Indonesia. Accompanied by UNISSA Student Dean Dr Azme Hj Matali, the students left for West Java, Indonesia,...

Man acquitted of false claims charge

2014-12-16 A TRADESMAN was acquitted of 22 counts of producing false information to obtain mileage claims from the Department of Parks and Recreation (JASTRE).The defendant, Ismail Hj Arif, was attached to the Landscape Planning and Development Unit when he...

Education officer pleads not guilty to graft charge

2014-12-16 A SENIOR education officer is claiming trial over a charge of accepting gratification in exchange for awarding a supply contract. The defendant, Hj Juhari Hj Muda @ Usop, a senior education officer at the School Feeding Scheme and Hostel Section...

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