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Don’t forget your seat belts

THE Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) participated in an exhibition organised by Carfest Event Management held in conjunction with Honda Day 2018 at Hall 2, Bridex in Jerudong yesterday. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin
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Don’t forget your seat belts

THE Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) participated in an exhibition organised by Carfest Event Management held in conjunction with Honda Day 2018 at Hall 2, Bridex in Jerudong yesterday. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

‘Bermukun’ performances enthral audience

A large crowd flocked to the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital to witness live the ‘Bermukun’ programme RTB/RTM/RRI 2018 show organised by Radio Television Brunei (RTB) through Harmoni channel yesterday.  Radio Television Malays
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‘Bermukun’ performances enthral audience

A large crowd flocked to the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital to witness live the ‘Bermukun’ programme RTB/RTM/RRI 2018 show organised by Radio Television Brunei (RTB) through Harmoni channel yesterday.  Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Radio Republic Indonesia (RRI) also participated in the programme. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

Charity event attracts nearly 700

DESPITE the rainy forecast, some 700 participants participated in the Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam 2nd Charity Fun Walk/Run/Cycle at the Indoor Stadium, Berakas yesterday. Officiated by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Ser
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Charity event attracts nearly 700

DESPITE the rainy forecast, some 700 participants participated in the Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam 2nd Charity Fun Walk/Run/Cycle at the Indoor Stadium, Berakas yesterday. Officiated by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the event began with a warm-up session led […]

Shot in the arm for underprivileged mothers

|     Azlan Othman     | BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) closed the first phase of its Special Underprivileged Mothers Empowerment Entrepreneurship Development (BIBD SEED) programme yesterday with the signing of a Memorandum of Understan
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Shot in the arm for underprivileged mothers

|     Azlan Othman     | BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) closed the first phase of its Special Underprivileged Mothers Empowerment Entrepreneurship Development (BIBD SEED) programme yesterday with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BIBD, the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, the Islamic Da’wah Centre under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Community Development […]

Bruneians to live longer by 2040

|     Azlan Othman     | BRUNEIANS will live longer in 2040, a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington revealed. The results of the study released on October 17 ranks Brunei Darussalam 85t
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Bruneians to live longer by 2040

|     Azlan Othman     | BRUNEIANS will live longer in 2040, a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington revealed. The results of the study released on October 17 ranks Brunei Darussalam 85th in the world with an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in 2040. This is an […]

Royalty presents donations to charity organisations

|     Izah Azahari     | HER Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, as the guest of honour, presented BND45,000 to three charity organisations at the annual Toyota Classics
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Royalty presents donations to charity organisations

|     Izah Azahari     | HER Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, as the guest of honour, presented BND45,000 to three charity organisations at the annual Toyota Classics at the Arts Centre, Jerudong International School (JIS) last night. Accompanying Her Royal Highness were Yang Teramat Mulia […]

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Florida (AP) – Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little re
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Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Florida (AP) – Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations, both large and small, […]

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) – Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in a Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as US President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States. Th
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Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) – Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in a Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as US President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early […]

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the
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Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue […]

Workshop helps students to learn from professionals

A Training workshop on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) was conducted yesterday at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Sultan Bolkiah Campus (SBC), Seria as part of its annual workshop. The workshop, also attended by instructors of IBTE SBC, aime
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Workshop helps students to learn from professionals

A Training workshop on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) was conducted yesterday at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Sultan Bolkiah Campus (SBC), Seria as part of its annual workshop. The workshop, also attended by instructors of IBTE SBC, aimed at supplementing students’ theoretical knowledge on various NDT techniques used on the field. They were keen […]

About 200 jobs up for grabs at career fair

EDUCATION plays a significant role in helping define career pathways; in the modern society, practical experiences are highly valued and help graduates open up career opportunities, said Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Career Fair 2018 Chairperson Gavi
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About 200 jobs up for grabs at career fair

EDUCATION plays a significant role in helping define career pathways; in the modern society, practical experiences are highly valued and help graduates open up career opportunities, said Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Career Fair 2018 Chairperson Gavin Crewe. He made this statement during the launch ceremony of the UBD Career Fair 2018 at the university’s Chancellor […]

His Majesty meets King of Belgium

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam made a courtesy visit to His Majesty the King of Belgium on Thursday.
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His Majesty meets King of Belgium

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam made a courtesy visit to His Majesty the King of Belgium on Thursday. The meeting was held at the Royal Palace of Brussels. Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness […]

Can Pinterest succeed as the ‘un’-social network?

NEW YORK (AP) — If Instagram is the dream vacation you’ll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping
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Can Pinterest succeed as the ‘un’-social network?

NEW YORK (AP) — If Instagram is the dream vacation you’ll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping through an old issue of Gourmet magazine. More details in Thursday’s Bulletin.

His Majesty leaves for 12th ASEM in Brussels

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on Wednesday departed for Brussels, Belgium to attend the 12th Asia-Eu
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His Majesty leaves for 12th ASEM in Brussels

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on Wednesday departed for Brussels, Belgium to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Summit Meeting (ASEM) which will be held from October 18 to 19. Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness […]

Yayasan donates BND50,000 to Sulawesi disaster fund

Response  to the Sulawesi Disaster Humanitarian Fund, established to help ease the suffering of survivors of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on September 28, has been good so far, with the fund receiving a flurry of donations of l
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Yayasan donates BND50,000 to Sulawesi disaster fund

Response  to the Sulawesi Disaster Humanitarian Fund, established to help ease the suffering of survivors of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on September 28, has been good so far, with the fund receiving a flurry of donations of late. One of these was a sizeable BND50,000 contribution from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal […]

Brunei delegate en route to Moscow Quran competition

A BRUNEI Darussalam Qari will compete in the four-day 19th Moscow International Quran from October 18 to 21. Awangku Khairul Ikhwan bin Pengiran Alit and manager Muhammad Mujieb bin Haji Musa left the Sultanate yesterday. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo
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Brunei delegate en route to Moscow Quran competition

A BRUNEI Darussalam Qari will compete in the four-day 19th Moscow International Quran from October 18 to 21. Awangku Khairul Ikhwan bin Pengiran Alit and manager Muhammad Mujieb bin Haji Musa left the Sultanate yesterday. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.

Four make the cut for RB Cadet Pilot Programme

MOHAMAD Shahzren bin Haji Puasa, Muhammad Akmal Zufayari bin Haji Mohamed Effendy, Mohd S’Iskandar bin Haji Latip and Ridhwan Akmal bin Singpa @ ‘Abdull Majid – four young local aspiring aviators – will soon embark on a new chapter in their lives as c
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Four make the cut for RB Cadet Pilot Programme

MOHAMAD Shahzren bin Haji Puasa, Muhammad Akmal Zufayari bin Haji Mohamed Effendy, Mohd S’Iskandar bin Haji Latip and Ridhwan Akmal bin Singpa @ ‘Abdull Majid – four young local aspiring aviators – will soon embark on a new chapter in their lives as cadet pilot for Royal Brunei Airlines (RB). Yesterday at the RB Campus […]

Nationwide screening programme for NCDs to be introduced

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) is in the process of implementing its National Health Screening Programme for the early detection and treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and looking to build a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) certified laboratory and
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Nationwide screening programme for NCDs to be introduced

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) is in the process of implementing its National Health Screening Programme for the early detection and treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and looking to build a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) certified laboratory and new health centre in the Pandan area in Kuala Belait, as part of infrastructure projects under […]

Brunei’s growth momentum to strengthen over medium term: IMF

|     Azlan Othman     | BRUNEI Darussalam’s economic growth and macroeconomic balances are expected to strengthen further over the medium term. The start of downstream production including from the Hengyi Refinery at Pulau Muara Besar (PM
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Brunei’s growth momentum to strengthen over medium term: IMF

|     Azlan Othman     | BRUNEI Darussalam’s economic growth and macroeconomic balances are expected to strengthen further over the medium term. The start of downstream production including from the Hengyi Refinery at Pulau Muara Besar (PMB) and Brunei Fertilizer Industries (BFI) at the Sungai Liang Industrial Park and stronger oil and gas activities will result in […]

China purrs over white tiger triplets

KUNMING, China (AFP) – Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China. The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, and made t
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China purrs over white tiger triplets

KUNMING, China (AFP) – Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China. The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, and made their public debut in early October. “The oldest one – the largest […]

North and South Korea agree to reopen rail, road links

SEOUL (AFP) – The two Koreas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconnection of their railways and roads as early as next month, they agreed yesterday, as Seoul pursues an approach to the nuclear-armed North increasingly diverging from the US.
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North and South Korea agree to reopen rail, road links

SEOUL (AFP) – The two Koreas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconnection of their railways and roads as early as next month, they agreed yesterday, as Seoul pursues an approach to the nuclear-armed North increasingly diverging from the US. The agreement was reached at a high-level meeting held at the truce village of […]

UBD students learn about Dusun culture

SOME 32 undergraduate students and lecturers from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) made a study visit to Kampong Bukit, a remote village in Mukim Ukong, Tutong on Sunday to learn about the customs, traditions, culture and language of the village’s ethnic
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UBD students learn about Dusun culture

SOME 32 undergraduate students and lecturers from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) made a study visit to Kampong Bukit, a remote village in Mukim Ukong, Tutong on Sunday to learn about the customs, traditions, culture and language of the village’s ethnic Dusun residents. Welcoming the UBD students and lecturers were the Penghulu of Mukim Ukong Haji […]

YEP participants prepare hot meals for labourers in ‘Cook & Share’ project

Participants of the Young Executive Programme (YEP), comprising 24 officers from various government departments and ministries, recently held a ‘Cook & Share’ project at the Youth Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan. The project was a Community Service acti
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YEP participants prepare hot meals for labourers in ‘Cook & Share’ project

Participants of the Young Executive Programme (YEP), comprising 24 officers from various government departments and ministries, recently held a ‘Cook & Share’ project at the Youth Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan. The project was a Community Service activity under the auspices of the Public Service Department and the Civil Service Institute of the Prime Minister’s […]

Minister previews SSEAYP cultural performance, praises participants

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin praised participants of the 45th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP
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Minister previews SSEAYP cultural performance, praises participants

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin praised participants of the 45th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP) for the work they have invested in preparation for their participation in the programme. […]

40pc increase in diabetic retinopathy cases: Minister

|     Azaraimy HH     | DIABETICS account for around half of all eye patients in the country, according to Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, who added that the number of patients with eye health probl
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40pc increase in diabetic retinopathy cases: Minister

|     Azaraimy HH     | DIABETICS account for around half of all eye patients in the country, according to Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, who added that the number of patients with eye health problems is expected to increase every year. Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham […]

Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artists are putting the finishing touches on a 24-metre-long blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution. The Monterey Bay Aquarium sa
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Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artists are putting the finishing touches on a 24-metre-long blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution. The Monterey Bay Aquarium said on Friday a blue whale can weigh 136,000 kilogrammes — about the amount of […]

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers

KATHMANDU (AFP) – The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal’s Mount Gurja were retrieved from the mountainside yesterday as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the accident. Rescuers found the bodies of the South Korean climbing expedition
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Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers

KATHMANDU (AFP) – The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal’s Mount Gurja were retrieved from the mountainside yesterday as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the accident. Rescuers found the bodies of the South Korean climbing expedition scattered across the base camp amid the broken remains of their tents and equipment. The […]

Third Jungle Walk sees rise in participants

|     James Kon     | AROUND 800 people participated in the 3rd Jungle Walk 2018 yesterday while in 2016, participants totalled to over 500 and over 700 were recorded in 2017. The third Jungle Walk 2018, hosted by the Wushu Federation of Bru
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Third Jungle Walk sees rise in participants

|     James Kon     | AROUND 800 people participated in the 3rd Jungle Walk 2018 yesterday while in 2016, participants totalled to over 500 and over 700 were recorded in 2017. The third Jungle Walk 2018, hosted by the Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei-Muara Branch), saw the number of participants increasing by 100. The walk […]

Macedonia lawmakers to vote on name change deal with Greece

SKOPJE (AFP) – Macedonia’s Parliament will vote today on whether to ratify a deal to change the country’s name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe’s longest running disputes. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev faces an uphill battle to ge
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Macedonia lawmakers to vote on name change deal with Greece

SKOPJE (AFP) – Macedonia’s Parliament will vote today on whether to ratify a deal to change the country’s name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe’s longest running disputes. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev faces an uphill battle to get the necessary votes to rename the Balkan state North Macedonia to end the […]

Irish border riddle confounds EU, UK as Brexit end nears

CARRICKCARNAN, Ireland (AP) — The land around the small Irish town of Carrickcarnan is the kind of place where Britain’s plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that’s proving inordinately difficult to overcome. Some
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Irish border riddle confounds EU, UK as Brexit end nears

CARRICKCARNAN, Ireland (AP) — The land around the small Irish town of Carrickcarnan is the kind of place where Britain’s plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that’s proving inordinately difficult to overcome. Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland, which […]

Singing birds rope in an audience

OVER 300 bird keepers participated in the second edition of the Bird Singing and Style Competition organised by Faidzal Family and Groups at Jalan Lampaki, Kampong Mulaut yesterday. The event was held in conjunction with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolki
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Singing birds rope in an audience

OVER 300 bird keepers participated in the second edition of the Bird Singing and Style Competition organised by Faidzal Family and Groups at Jalan Lampaki, Kampong Mulaut yesterday. The event was held in conjunction with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and […]

Brunei bags five Merit Awards at APICTA 2018

REPRESENTATIVES from Brunei Darussalam received five Merit Awards in three different categories at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) held in Guangzhou, China from October 8 – 13. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin
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Brunei bags five Merit Awards at APICTA 2018

REPRESENTATIVES from Brunei Darussalam received five Merit Awards in three different categories at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) held in Guangzhou, China from October 8 – 13. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

Mini carnival raises awareness on eye healthcare

A MINI carnival was held at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday during the Bandarku Ceria programme from 5am to 11am. The carnival, in conjunction with the World Eye Sight Day 2018, was organised by Department of Ophthalm
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Mini carnival raises awareness on eye healthcare

A MINI carnival was held at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday during the Bandarku Ceria programme from 5am to 11am. The carnival, in conjunction with the World Eye Sight Day 2018, was organised by Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Centre of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital. More details […]

Local company to double tuna shipment

|     James Kon     | WITH its 10th shipment of 25-tonne containers laden with locally caught skipjack tuna to Japan expected to be completed by October this year, all seems well for Yamako Pacific (Brunei) Sdn Bhd, a local company establish
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Local company to double tuna shipment

|     James Kon     | WITH its 10th shipment of 25-tonne containers laden with locally caught skipjack tuna to Japan expected to be completed by October this year, all seems well for Yamako Pacific (Brunei) Sdn Bhd, a local company established to process Brunei-caught tuna into value-added tuna products through a state-of-the-art Japanese processing facility. Spending […]

Prince Malik visits Yayasan Complex

|     Azlan Othman     | HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, Chairman of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Committee of Governors visited the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital yesterday. His Royal Highn
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Prince Malik visits Yayasan Complex

|     Azlan Othman     | HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, Chairman of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Committee of Governors visited the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital yesterday. His Royal Highness’ visit reflected his concern over the ongoing efforts of Yayasan in addressing developments and issues relating to Yayasan including […]

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