BenchLab introduces affordable online courses

BenchLab is set to launch its first line of online courses in May in an effort to make learning more accessible and affordable to Bruneians and beyond. The local skill-sharing platform which has hosted over 3000 hours of offline courses since May 2018, provides access to learners on online courses designed by Brunei-based freelance instructors….

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Virtual Sahur Everyday, Ta-Pow! to debut on May 2

Homemade burgers, mocktails, barbecue skewers, burnt cheesecake and more of your sahur cravings will be available this weekend at Big BWN Project’s first-ever virtual event dubbed ‘Virtual Sahur Everyday’. The annual event which is also known as ‘Sahur Saturday’ will take place from May 2 through the entire month of Ramadhan, featuring nearly 30 local…

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Drive-thru initiative for Ramadhan vendors at national stadium

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has introduced another initiative for vendors to sell their products during Ramadhan, employing a pre-order and pick up system via drive-thru at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, slated to commence on May 1. Speaking during a press conference, Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato…

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DARe calls businesses to apply ASEAN Entrepreneurship Award

Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is inviting local businesses to apply for the fifth ASEAN Entrepreneurship Award slated to take place at the 21st World Knowledge Forum in South Korea this September. Organised by the ASEAN Korea Centre and Maekyung Media Group, the annual award aims to promote outstanding businesses in ASEAN, raise awareness of the region…

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Brunei’s economy to still grow, produce oil despite pandemic

Despite the global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Second Minister of Finance and Economy assured the public that the sultanate’s economy may see a “respectable growth” this year, as the country’s business sectors continue to operate amidst the crisis. This was said by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew…

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Buy Local Produce: helping farmers supply to supermarkets and eateries

Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) has introduced the ‘Buy Local Produce’ campaign to support vendors and farmers affected by the temporary closure of the Tutong and Belait open-air markets due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Through the campaign, Ghanim International Corporation (GIC) and Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) will be assisting vendors and local farmers supply produce…

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Agrome Market: delivering fresh from farms to homes

Local agritech startup Agrome IQ recently launched its e-commerce platform Agrome Market, in an order to nurture business sustainability among local farmers and to restore the agricultural ecosystem that has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Agrome Market which can be accessed at www.agromemarket.com connects local farm products to customers via door-to-door services, in…

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Mobile cellular annual license fee waived

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) announced today that the annual license fee of $25 for all mobile cellular service users in Brunei has been waived, effective January 24. Speaking during a press conference, MTIC Minister Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib POKSSDP Hj Mohammad Yussof said that the move represented one of…

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Huawei Academy to set up in UTB

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Huawei Technologies (B) Sendirian Berhad (ICT) solutions provider joined forces to set up an ICT Academy in Brunei as part of Huawei’s global initiative to support ICT skills development. UTB will be the first university in the country to become a part of the ICT Academy that has a global…

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BIBD’s virtual market place Community for Brunei is now live

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) has just launched its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Community for Brunei, a virtual market place designed to help small local businesses while highlighting different social and charitable causes at the same time. According to BIBD’s Chief Marketing Officer, Hjh Nurul Akmar Hj Mohd Jaafar the platform www.CommunityforBrunei.com leverages…

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