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Flash floods wreak havoc

4 hours 18 minutes ago
Azlan Othman Continuous heavy showers from dawn yesterday caused flash floods in several areas, leaving roads submerged under water. Several accidents were also reported as a result. At Kiarong Complex, the road was impenetrable as people were beginning to leave their homes for work. Eyewitnesses reported of cars stuck in heavy rain. Meanwhile, in Jalan […]
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46 eateries feted at award ceremony

4 hours 19 minutes ago
Izah Azahari Forty-six restaurants and 63 of their Best Dishes were feted during the Brunei Food Awards (BFA) 2021 Presentation of Award Certificates at the De Hayat Café at Soto Pabo in Kampong Pintu Malim yesterday. Their best dishes were uncovered through a judging process conducted by the BFA. The event is a follow-up of […]
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Brunei, India ties continue to be strengthened

4 hours 19 minutes ago
Izah Azahari “Bilateral engagement and the friendship between Brunei and India will continue to be strengthened in the years ahead,” said the High Commission of India to Brunei Darussalam’s Charge d’Affaires Alok Verma. “Both sides are working on further strengthening bilateral mechanisms to facilitate the expansion of trade and investment for mutual benefits,” he said. […]
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Staying ahead in a time of uncertainty

4 hours 21 minutes ago
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) continued its 10-part ‘BIBD SME360 Series’ with a virtual forum focussing on the retail and e-commerce industry. The two-day forum began with discussions on retail trends in Brunei’s “new normal” with panelists Rano Iskandar from Ranoadidas, Andy Ngu from R&T Electronics and Ismail Mourad from Kensington BN sharing their experiences […]
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Six caught for violating out-of-home restrictions

4 hours 22 minutes ago
James Kon Six individuals were issued compound fines for violating directives to stay at home from midnight to 4am, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday. Locals Hanapiah bin Dulani, Norsiah binti Haji Abdul Razak, Abdul Kahar bin Haji Mohamed, Pengiran Mohd Indera […]
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27 new cases detected, majority local infections

4 hours 23 minutes ago
James Kon Twenty seven new COVID-19 cases comprising 24 local and three imported cases were detected yesterday, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar told a press conference. The latest infections bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 16,206. The cases were identified following 2,211 laboratory tests […]
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CCTV nabs man dumping trash on roadside

4 hours 24 minutes ago
Daniel Lim The Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) issued a BND300 compound fine on an individual on Tuesday for disposing trash along the roadside leading to Meragang Beach. Mohd Faroque Abdul Wahid was caught on CCTV of dumping trash and was issued a fine under Section 12(1)(d) Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences […]
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Bargains galore at consumer and electronics expo

4 hours 25 minutes ago
Azlan Othman A consumer and electronics expo is being held at The Mall in Gadong until January 30, to help local businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said. Twelve vendors from small and medium enterprises are participating at the Hu Electronic and Consumer Expo, adhering to guidelines and standard operating procedures set by the […]
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School supplies, food items for 41 students

4 hours 26 minutes ago
Lyna Mohamad Forty-one students from Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School (SMSSA) and Berakas Secondary School yesterday received school supplies, face masks and food items as part of the 10th Jiwaku Ikhlas Charity Project. The project – a collaboration between the Royal Brunei Malay Reserve Regiment (RBMRR), Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Military Cadets – is […]
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Hampers, red packets and TLC for elderly

4 hours 27 minutes ago
Daniel Lim Bearing gifts of red packets and festive hampers, a team from imagine Sdn Bhd brought smiles to the faces of the elderly at the Seria Old Folks Home yesterday. The visit was part of imagine’s community engagement efforts, and coincided with its second anniversary. imagine Chief Executive Officer Suzannawati binti Haji Suharju led […]
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Local charged with investment scam

9 hours 42 minutes ago
A local man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for scamming people into investments and money laundering. Police Constable 5953 Mohamad Azri Al Azhar Edham Khalid, 29,  claimed innocence to the nine cheating charges and three money laundering charges. DPP Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Abdul Latiff’s case against the defendant allege with cheating two […]
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Flash floods wreak havoc

9 hours 44 minutes ago
Continuous heavy showers from dawn yesterday caused flash floods in several areas, leaving roads submerged under water. Several accidents were also reported as a result. At Kiarong Complex, the road was impenetrable as people were beginning to leave their homes for work. Eyewitnesses reported of cars stuck in heavy rain. Meanwhile, in Jalan Beribi, a […]
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Spirits undamped at Queen’s Baton Relay walk

10 hours 20 minutes ago
The heavy downpour did not dampen the spirit to celebrate the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Brunei Darussalam yesterday morning, during ‘The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) Walk and Breakfast’ event jointly organised by the British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and […]
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Riyadh and Bangkok restore ties, decades after gem theft

11 hours 8 minutes ago
RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and Thailand have announced the resumption of diplomatic ties, after more than three decades of frozen relations linked to the theft of jewels from a Saudi palace. Thai-born janitor Kriangkrai Techamong stole USD20 million worth of precious gems in 1989 from the home of a Saudi prince, triggering a spate […]
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Offshore oil spill threatens beaches in eastern Thailand

11 hours 10 minutes ago
BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s navy was helping yesterday to clean up a spill of as much as 160,000 litres of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand. The spill is near an industrial area but some of the oil could hit area beaches by tomorrow if it’s not dispersed before […]
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Navy ship with infected crew offloads aid to Tonga

11 hours 12 minutes ago
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – The Australian navy’s largest ship docked at disaster-stricken Tonga yesterday and was allowed to unload humanitarian supplies in the South Pacific nation despite crew members being infected with COVID-19, officials said. Nearly two dozen sailors aboard the HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising fears the mercy mission could bring […]
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39 missing after boat capsizes off Florida

11 hours 18 minutes ago
MIAMI (AFP) – The United States (US) Coast Guard has launched a search for 39 people reported missing when a boat capsized off the coast of Florida in a “suspected human smuggling venture”. The Coast Guard in Miami said on Tuesday it received a report “from a good Samaritan” who rescued a man “clinging to […]
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Explosion damages offices, stores in Athens

11 hours 24 minutes ago
ATHENS, GREECE (AP) – An explosion seriously damaged an office block and smashed nearby storefronts in a busy part of central Athens early yesterday with no immediate reports of any injuries. The pre-dawn blast occurred 200 meters from the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus on the busy Syngrou Avenue.  More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin
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Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

11 hours 27 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world. Biologists at the California Academy of Sciences believe Methuselah the fish is about 90 years old, with no known living peers. Methuselah is a 1.2-metre, […]
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