Thailand Embassy celebrates National Day

The Embassy of Thailand in Brunei celebrated its national day and the country’s Father’s day on the birthday anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a vibrant soiree last night at the Indera Samudera Grand Hall, The Empire Brunei. “The year 2019 is a special year for Thailand and Thai people for many reasons,”…

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Education Minister: TVET developments must be in-line with technological changes

Developments made onto Brunei’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system must be in-line with the changing industrial landscape, which is becoming more complex due to the continuous technological progression. This was said by Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Hamzah Haji Sulaiman during the inauguration of the UK Education Business…

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Timor-Leste commemorates independence day

The Embassy of Timor-Leste yesterday celebrated the 44th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence and 17th National Day of Timor-Leste in a joyous cultural occasion at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Brunei. The event was held to mark the nation’s independence from Portugal in 1975 and sovereignty restoration in 2002 as well as…

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UBD, IBTE receive Japan foreign minister award

Two local education institutions were awarded the 2019 Foreign Minister’s Commendation recently for their outstanding achievements in international fields. The awards from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Japan were presented by the Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Eiji Yamamoto to the Language Centre of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and the Institute of Brunei Technical…

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ASEAN programme aspires youths to lead filming industry

The ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Leaders Incubator (FLY) 2019 programme were recently concluded with trainees screening their short films at the Empire Cinema, Jerudong. FLY is a short-film and content making workshop where aspiring filmmakers from the ten 10 ASEAN Members States and Republic of Korea gather to learn the various aspects of filmmaking under…

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Two Bruneians to join Obama’s leadership programme

Two Bruneians are set to represent the sultanate in the inaugural cohort of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific programme in Kuala Lumpur from December 10 to 14. Aimi Ramlee and Angie Ang will be among 200 emerging civic leaders from 33 nations and territories in the region taking part in a series of skill-building workshops,…

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Brunei won two merits in APICTA 2019

Brunei teams from Ma’had Islam Brunei and Chung Hwa Middle School (BSB) achieved two merit awards in the prestigious Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2019 recently in Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam. They won the awards under the Senior Student Category with their projects titled “Rubbish On Demand (ROD)” and “Tyran Maton”, respectively. A…

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SHENA reaches wider audience in oil and gas industry

The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) in collaboration with Brunei Shell Petroleum recently held a socialisation event entitled “BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY, THE SHENA STORY”. In his welcoming remarks as the Authority for SHENA, Permanent Secretary of Energy at the Ministry of Energy Haji Azhar Haji Yahya urged for industry players to collaboratively…

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FOUR CADET PILOTS SIGN WITH RB

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) held a signing ceremony for four selected candidates of the Cadet Pilot Programme Intake 52. The signing in of Arif Rafie Amir Hamzah, Tan Chien Loong, Muhammad ‘Izzat Hj Md Yunos and Muhammad Haziq Imran Awang Muhammad Amiruddin took place at the Collaboration Hub of RB Campus. Signing on behalf of…

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USS Montgomery docks in Brunei

United States (US) Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, the USS Montgomery (LCS-8), docked in Brunei for the first time as it completed its first international exercise for the 25th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise recently. Representatives from local media were given the opportunity to tour the ship to be familiar with the functions and…

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