BGC, IBTE ink agreement for provision of adjunct lecturers

Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC) recently signed an agreement with the Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA) under the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE). Under the agreement, BGC will provide experienced BGC Marine Officers and experienced Deck Ratings as Adjunct Lecturers to the academy as part of its commitment to strengthening the Bruneian workforce to fill both…

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NFABD to build USD$2 million technical centre, mini grandstand

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) is set to have a technical centre and mini grandstand which construction is expected to complete by December 2021. The association on Thursday signed an agreement with Gemilang Latif Associates who will oversee the building of the new facilities which project is estimated to cost USD$2.1 million….

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Thailand sees first trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease

Thailand recorded its first 1,201 foreign tourists in October since a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the country gradually opens up to a select number of visitors to help its struggling, tourism-reliant economy. Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy contracted 6.4% in the third quarter from a year earlier after the second quarter’s…

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Japan confers Order of the Rising Sun to senior official

The Government of Japan recently conferred Brunei’s Permanent Secretary and Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star decoration in recognition of his contribution towards strengthening bilateral relations and promoting friendship between Brunei and Japan. Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Nor Haji Jeludin received…

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Singapore nearly virus free after local cases and clusters cease

Having once had the highest COVID-19 rate in Southeast Asia, Singapore has all but eradicated the virus after reporting 14 days without any new local cases on Tuesday, and saying it had snuffed out the last cluster of infection at a worker dormitory. The cramped dormitories for young, low-wage labourers, mainly from Bangladesh, India and…

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Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies

Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60. Beloved in his homeland after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and…

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Top Glove warns on deliveries after virus outbreak shuts plants

Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp expects deliveries to be delayed and sales to fall below its forecasts after thousands of positive COVID-19 tests among its workers forced the world’s biggest rubber glove maker to shutter some factory operations. The firm said some deliveries could be delayed by four weeks and new orders could take longer to…

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Fernandes double helps United avenge Istanbul defeat

A double from Bruno Fernandes helped Manchester United to a 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford on Tuesday, keeping them top of Champions League Group H. After losing away to the Turkish side in the previous round of fixtures, the victory keeps United, with nine points from four games, on track to progress…

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