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Students welcome de-escalation plan

File photo shows students taking notes at the Brunei Golden Age Gallery at Brunei History Centre. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR





Wani Roslan

On July 6, museums, galleries and libraries were allowed to advance from Level 1 to 2 in the de-escalation plan, with a limit of 60 per cent in visitor capacity and group visits of no more than 50 people.

One student, Mohd Faizuddin Ramlee, said that the gradual re-opening of these public facilities has enabled him to look up reference material for further study research.
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Hopes rise for hotel industry with swimming pool re-opening

Swimming pool facility at the Mulia Hotel. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR




Lyna Mohamad

Swimming pools under the purview of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and other institutions re-opened to the public on July 6, although limited to a 30 per cent capacity and an hour for each user over the age of 15 years.

Among those who welcomed the news were members of the Brunei Association of Hotels (BAH), particularly hotels with swimming pool facilities on their premises.
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Foreigner fined BND1,500 for drunk driving






BY Hakim Hayat

A foreign national was ordered to pay a BND1,500 fine by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was found guilty for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the charge pressed by the Police Prosecution Unit of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Pandi Ramanathan was detained during police roadblock on February 1.
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Construction for BSP’s solar plant begins (2020)


The solar project team in a group photo. PHOTOS: BSP


BY Izah Azahari

Construction for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd’s (BSP) solar plant is officially underway, after a ground-breaking ceremony at the G11 site on Jalan Tengah, Seria.

The 3.3 MWp utility-scale solar PV plant, which will see the installation of about 7,000 solar panels, is another milestone for BSP.

Read more: Construction for BSP’s solar plant begins (2020)

Drug Bust: Two held with packet suspected of drugs (2020)


Tools including a sickle found in the vehicle. PHOTO: RBPF


BY James Kon

A packet suspected of containing drugs was found during an inspection of a vehicle at a roadblock manned by Traffic Control and Investigation Department personnel under the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on Jalan Gadong on Thursday.

Read more: Drug Bust: Two held with packet suspected of drugs (2020)


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