FEED: second chances through entrepreneurship

Mohd Alaihuddin Ahmad was just 30 when he lost his job in a private firm as customer support.  Just like that, his borderline middling life of just barely making ends meet took a sudden turn into something that was filled with uncertainty. Adding to that, a wife and three kids in tow as well as…

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Australia says majority of 470-strong beached whale pod has died

The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off Australia’s remote southern coast has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive. The group, which is the biggest beaching in the country’s modern history, were first spotted a wide sandbank during…

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An-Nur Harapan opens training centre in Jalan Kebangsaan

An-Nur Harapan, a local social enterprise providing vocational training to youths with different abilities, has officially opened its centre in Jalan Kebangsaan, catering to the commencement of the third cycle of UNIKLEARN programme. The centre is a bungalow awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports that serves as the organisation’s headquarters and UNIKLEARN’s…

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NiAT partners with U.S space technology company Maxar

Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) has partnered with Maxar Technologies in hopes to expand their development and reach within the geospatial industry in Brunei.  The companies are set to promote the use of high-resolution satellite imagery that will be beneficial to the primary resources, maritime and defence sectors. NiAT is a local-based satellite technology and…

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RB’s scenic Dine and Fly reveals beauty of Bornean coastline

Flying just above 10,000 feet in the air, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) brought nearly 100 passengers onboard its Airbus A320neo aircraft on a sightseeing adventure recently, circling the coast of Brunei and borders of Sabah and Sarawak. It was the national carrier’s first ever scenic tour, departing from the Brunei International Airport and back to…

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Memori: leaving more than just memories

Estate planning and end of life decisions are difficult to talk about as most people are afraid to discuss death and loss.  However, these are necessary commitments that need to be addressed as death does not look at age, ethnicity, religion or even nationality.  Before it inevitably occurs, there are several steps that we can…

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New reductions on COVID-19 measures introduced

The government of Brunei Darussalam has announced additional reductions for COVID-19 social and physical distancing measures, with the guidelines for mass gatherings being further relaxed, allowing a crowd of not more than 200 individuals. The new measures were announced by the Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Jaafar during…

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