imagine revamps broadband packages

The newly rebranded telco imagine has revised its broadband plans to allow better speed and value for its existing customers and potential new subscribers. Through the ‘Dream Broadband’, members of the public can now choose from 10 data options with various speed and quotas. Six of them were data-based, with the cheapest being a 20mpbs…

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New offerings from 3 telcos starting January 24

Brunei’s telecommunication firms – Datastream Digital, imagine and Progresif – will be rolling out their new offerings starting this Friday. Their mobile and fixed offerings will also include number portability, a feature that allows users to change service providers while keeping their existing numbers. Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) in its latest statement said…

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PJSC partners with Japanese healthcare centres

Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) recently signed an agreement with Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group (STHG) of Japan at the Ministry of Finance and Economy in Jalan Menteri Besar. In a press statement from PJSC, it said that the partnership will support the centre in achieving health-related targets, advance value-based innovation where possible and enhance the…

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Brunei-China Tourism Year 2020 launched

Brunei and China recently launched a joint tourism initiative aimed to stimulate the industry further by having more people-to-people interactions, cultural exchanges and bilateral collaborations. Dubbed the Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020, the year-long drive was made official in a launching ceremony held at the Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre, with Ambassador-at-Large at the…

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Stronger tourism cooperation in the APT region

The ASEAN Plus Three (APT) region recorded more than 244 million international visitor arrivals last year, an increase by 5.8 percent from 2018, with APT Tourism Ministers remaining optimistic on the continuous growth of APT’s tourism industry. In a joint statement on the 19th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three (China, Japan and Korea) Tourism Ministers…

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Brunei hosts meeting on regional tourism developments

Heads of tourism organisations across ASEAN recently gathered at The Empire Brunei in Jerudong for the 51st ASEAN National Tourism Organisation (NTO) meeting. Chaired by Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism’s Permanent Secretary Pengiran Haji Kamalrudzaman Pengiran Haji Mohd Ishak, the session amongst all aimed to find the best ways on how the ASEAN Tourism…

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WeCare departs to Turkey for humanitarian mission

Continuing its mission to alleviate the burden of Syrian refugees, the second group of non-government organisation, WeCare, departed the country yesterday for a one-week humanitarian mission in Turkey. Dubbed the Syrian Warm Winter 2.0 (SWW2.0) project, WeCare president, Muhd Akmal Hj Marsidi and member Nor Aliiyah Hj Mail will be distributing necessities and food packages…

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BSJV, MKKJR, Megamas host first Road Safety event in UBD

Brunei’s major oil and gas firms and the National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) recently held their first ‘Tell Everyone’ Road Safety Outreach Programme 2020 at the Chancellor Hall of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Besides Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) and Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM), the event also saw participation from Megamas Training Company and UBD –…

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Minister calls for more youth involvement in grassroots councils

Minister of Home Affairs has reiterated his call for more youth involvement in running grassroots institutions, as they are likely to stimulate robust improvements on the grassroots economy and welfare management. At the opening of a two-day leadership workshop for grassroots leaders recently, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji…

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$5 million worth projects to boost Temburong tourism

The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) via its Tourism Development Department (TDD) has invested more than $5 million into several tourism projects which are expected to create over 40 jobs for the locals within the next five years. These projects including building the district’s first ‘luxury’ eco-resort on a 2 hectare land in…

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