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More than 200 cases for serious past crimes still pending Friday, 26 August 2016 13:19 There were more than 200 cases for serious past crimes committed in 1999 are still on hold after international judges were expelled from the country in 2014. Read the Full Story
Church and civil society condemn violence against women Friday, 26 August 2016 12:55 A collective of civil society organizations and the Catholic Church have strongly condemned recent cases of homicide and sexual violence against women. Read the Full Story
Journalist allegedly hit by police officer for taking photos Friday, 26 August 2016 12:33 The Timor-Leste Press Union (TLPU) has alleged that a police officer hit a journalist while on duty for taking photos, in violation of press freedom laws. Read the Full Story
570 Timorese affected by HIV Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:54 Some 570 Timorese people are infected with HIV, according to the latest data from the Health Ministry. Read the Full Story
SDGs to be implemented across four sectors: PM Wednesday, 10 August 2016 13:48 Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo said the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Timor-Leste would be proceeding in four sectors key to improve people’s prosperity across the country. Read the Full Story
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image Journalist allegedly hit by police officer for taking photos
image 570 Timorese affected by HIV
image SDGs to be implemented across four sectors: PM

Capital

Tue 09 Aug 2016, 14:00
680-foreigners-granted-timorese-citizenshipThe Civil registry has granted 680 foreigners Timorese citizenship, mostly from Indonesia.   Department head Manuel Gama said the applicants had fulfilled the criteria under citizenship laws N. 9/2012...
Wed 03 Aug 2016, 11:22
government-purchases-10-new-hearses-to-address-shortageThe Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) has purchased more than 10 new hearses this year in response to family needs.   The ministry’s National Director for Social Assistance, Mateus da Silva, said the...
Tue 02 Aug 2016, 12:13
caucus-providing-training-to-aspiring-female-politiciansThe Caucus organization is providing training to 30 potential female political candidates, which have been registered in the National Election Commission (NCE), in preparation for the 2017 general...

Development

Fri 29 Jul 2016, 10:33
atauro-police-station-calls-for-staff-dormitory-to-be-builtThere are calls for the Ministry for Interior to erect a staff dormitory for officers based at the police station in Atauro.   The MP said it’s necessary to build the dormitory so that police officers...
Tue 12 Jul 2016, 10:08
construction-of-heineken-factory-25-completeConstruction of the Heineken factory at Metinaro is now 25% complete, according to company manager Florentino Jimmychayono.   He said the construction was a priority and the company was optimistic...
Fri 08 Jul 2016, 15:20
mp-calls-on-government-to-improve-atauro-tourist-attractionsThere are calls for the government to better develop tourism sites in Atauro administrative post.   Member of Commission D (responsible for economy and development) MP Brigida Correira said Atauro was...

Education

Wed 24 Aug 2016, 12:17
sepfope-provides-funding-to-16-training-centersThe Secretariat of State for Vocational Training Policy and Employment (SEPFOPE) has provided funding to 16 vocational training centers.   General Director of SEPFOPE Jacinto Barros said SEPFOPE had...
Tue 09 Aug 2016, 13:52
973-temporary-teachers-selected-for-permanent-jobsThe Ministry of Education has selected 973 temporary teachers for permanent positions.   Education Minister Antonio da Conceição said that those selected had fulfilled the criteria and completed a...
Wed 03 Aug 2016, 11:32
117-scholarship-recipients-sent-back-from-brazil-for-low-marksThe University of Brazil is planning to send home 117 Timorese scholarship recipients for bad grades amid claims of nepotism in the application process.   National MP Manuel Castro said the...

Health

Thu 18 Aug 2016, 10:02
government-urged-to-treat-malnutrition-as-urgent-issueThe HIAM (Together we help) Health organization has called on the government to treat malnutrition as a major issue as rates continued to be high and the future of Timor depended on the new...
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 13:25
health-ministry-launches-awareness-campaign-for-new-tobacco-control-lawThe Health Ministry (MH) has launched a public awareness campaign since the President approved the new tobacco control law on June 2.   The Chief of the Department of Non-infectious Diseases, Dr...
Thu 14 Jul 2016, 13:47
blood-bank-appeals-for-more-donations-as-stocks-run-lowThe National Blood Bank (NBB) has urged patients’ families to donate blood, particularly types A and AB, as these were constantly in decline.   NBB head Arsenio Jose Afonso said types A and AB were...

Gender

Fri, Aug 2016, 13:11
only-100-women-ready-to-run-in-suku-electionsOf 200 potential female candidates who have received political training, only 100 have said they are ready to run for the position of xefe suku (village chief) in this year’s elections. The Director of...
Thu, Aug 2016, 10:11
20-women-attend-training-on-nutritional-benefits-of-moringaTwenty women from the Balibo administrative post in Bobonaro municipality recently attended training sessions on the benefits of moringa at HIAM (Together we help) Health. Director Rosaria Martins da...
Wed, Aug 2016, 13:20
ministry-budget-plans-to-be-scrutinized-to-ensure-benefits-for-both-gendersThe Secretariat of State for the Socio-Economic Support of Women (SEM) plans to conduct an analysis of the annual plans for the 2017 state general budget in all ministries and secretariats of state to...

Children/Youth

Wed, Aug 2016, 12:10
church-says-family-main-educational-foundation-for-childrenThe Catholic church of Timor-Leste said family was the main educational foundation for children.   Father Juvito Rego said family had an important role to play in the future of the country because it...
Wed, Aug 2016, 11:58
good-nutrition-in-first-1000-days-the-door-to-children-s-future-hiam-healthThe Together We Help (HIAM) Health organization said that a nutritious diet in the 1000 days from when a baby is conceived until they reach two years of age was the door to a better future for...
Fri, Jul 2016, 13:09
moffe-equivalent-education-unfair-to-dropout-youthsThe policy of equivalent education has been criticized as being unfair to dropout youths due to the learning environment, which is different to the formal system.   Executive Director of Movement of...

Security/Defence/Justice

Wed, Aug 2016, 13:29
man-faces-court-for-hitting-partnerA man has faced court for hitting his partner after becoming jealous after seeing her holding hands with another man at her university.   The victim (MK) told the court that the incident occurred on...
Fri, Jul 2016, 10:07
man-appears-in-court-for-hitting-friend-who-refused-to-lend-him-moneyA man has been accused of hitting and stomping on his friend after he refused to give him money.   According to the prosecution facts read in court by the presiding judge, the victim (VP) was asleep...
Tue, Jul 2016, 10:10
lautem-vpu-unit-still-without-car-to-transport-victimsThe Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU) in Lautem municipality is still lacking transport to provide assistance to victims of gender-based violence.   Head of the Lautem VPU unit Gil Pereira said that as a...

Editorial Corner

Thu, May 2016, 14:57
midwives-health-heroes-for-women-adolescent-girls-and-newbornsInternational Day of the Midwife 2016 Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund 5 May 2016 On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA,...
Wed, Mar 2016, 12:40
op-ed-by-dr-poonam-khetrapal-singh-regional-director-world-health-organization-south-east-asia-regionIntensify efforts to end TB  As part of renewed efforts to End TB, we need to return to core public health principles     Tuberculosis is a global public health scourge. In 2014, 9.6 million people...
Mon, Nov 2015, 11:18
dr-poonam-khetrapal-singh-regional-director-who-south-east-asia-regionAntibiotics – Handle With Care Every five minutes a child dies due to drug-resistant bacteria in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Drugs that were effective in treating deadly diseases such as...

Op-Ed

Thu 27 Nov 2014, 12:05
timorese-judges-life-under-threat-who-is-not-telling-the-truth-hereIt was widely reported by international media, especially by those in Portugal and “copied pasted” by few local media and went viral on social media that “Timorese judges’ life was under threat”. The...

Advertorials

Mon, Aug 2016, 11:16
tomak-to-os-ba-moris-di-ak-farming-for-prosperity-australian-aid-positions-vacant-regional-manager-open-to-timorese-nationals-onlyTOMAK (To’os Ba Moris Di’ak / Farming for Prosperity) is a new 5-year agricultural livelihoods programme funded by the Australian government’s aid program in Timor-Leste. The program’s goal is to ensure...
Fri, Mar 2014, 18:56
a-journey-to-health-begins-for-lucasElda de Jesus is a poor subsistence farmer, raising vegetables to feed her family on the outskirts of Dili. But she didn't need a medical degree to know that the blood noses, headaches and wildly racing...
Friday, August 26, 2016

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