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UNDP allocates $300,000 to help establish judicial clinics Tuesday, 26 July 2016 09:54 The United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has allocated $300,000 to the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) to help establish judicial clinics in the Baucau and Covalima municipalities. Read the Full Story
Calls for government to provide rubbish bins Friday, 22 July 2016 13:20 The Timor-Leste government has been urged to provide rubbish bins in every neighborhood across Dili. Read the Full Story
MP has doubts about performance of road consultants Thursday, 21 July 2016 13:45 Doubts have been cast about the performance of road consultants while conducting surveys in the field. Read the Full Story
58 stores identified selling food past expiry date Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:34 The National Directorate for Food and Economy Inspection has identified 58 stores in Dili selling food past the expiry date in the last six months up until June. Read the Full Story
1143 cases resolved in mobile court Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:16 Timor-Leste’s mobile court has resolved 1143 cases since being established in 2010, representing significant progress, according to the Timor-Leste Country Director of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Claudio Providas. Read the Full Story
image UNDP allocates $300,000 to help establish judicial clinics
image Calls for government to provide rubbish bins
image MP has doubts about performance of road consultants
image 58 stores identified selling food past expiry date
image 1143 cases resolved in mobile court


Tue 26 Jul 2016, 10:02
xanana-government-to-blame-for-illegal-building-on-protected-landCommunities are continuing to build houses on protected land, even though it has been banned by the government.   National MP Fernanda Lay said the fourth constitutional government had already...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:28
mss-incest-victims-face-difficulties-returning-to-societyThe Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) has acknowledged that it was difficult for victims of sexual abuse, particularly incest, to return to their families and society.   Department Head for the...
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 13:33
ige-criticized-for-not-maintaining-roads-properlyThe Institute for Equipment Management (IGE) has been criticized for not doing enough to properly maintain roads. National MP Angelina Rangel said that the road from Baucau to Lospalos municipality,...


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...
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 11:19
company-abandons-road-rehabilitation-works-between-manatuto-and-natarboraA road rehabilitation project between Manatuto and Natarbora administrative posts has been abandoned by the company.   The National Member of Parliament, Manuel Castro was disappointed that the works,...


Tue 12 Jul 2016, 10:16
community-education-centers-aim-to-improve-literacy-levelsThe Ministry of Education (ME) has established nine community centers this year aimed at improving study opportunities for illiterate people.   National Director of Adult Education Miguel Godinho...
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 10:59
ministry-of-education-gives-go-ahead-for-schools-to-recruit-casual-teachersIn order to respond to the needs of schools and address teacher shortages, the Ministry of Education has permitted some basic schools to recruit teachers on a casual basis.   The Deputy Minister of...
Fri 24 Jun 2016, 16:24
some-teachers-still-using-corporal-punishment-in-schoolsSome teachers are still using corporal punishment to discipline students while at school, according to the President of theNational Commission for the Rights of the Child (CNDL),Commissioner Maria...


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...
Fri 08 Jul 2016, 15:54
who-says-timor-leste-making-good-progress-in-health-sectorThe Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Southeast Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said the three major achievements in Timor-Leste’s health sector since independence were a...


Thu, Jul 2016, 16:23
wife-attacked-for-coming-home-lateA man has appeared in court for attacking his wife after she arrived home late from a party.   According to the facts of the case read by the President Judge, the incident occurred after the victim...
Wed, Nov -0001, 08:22
sem-allocates-260-000-to-improve-women-s-economic-situationThe National Parliament (NP) will this year allocate $260,000 to the Secretariat of State for Women’s Socio-economic Support (SEM) to help women’s groups to run their businesses and support their...
Fri, Jun 2016, 16:43
gender-working-groups-re-established-across-all-ministriesThe Secretariat of State for the Socio-Economic Support of Women (SEM) re-established the Gender Working Groups (GWGs) in those Ministries and Secretariats which have already been restructured.   The...


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...
Thu, Jul 2016, 13:18
first-local-rotary-club-established-in-timor-lesteTimor-Leste’s first local Rotary club was recently established in Dili and will focus on helping communities in rural areas.   The Rotary Club of Dili Lafa’ek Timor-Leste (ROCDLAF-TL) is specifically...
Wed, Jun 2016, 11:09
57-000-children-receive-maternal-subsidySome 57,000 children from vulnerable families have benefited from the maternal subsidy program to help them access health and education services.   The National Director for Social Registration (NDDR)...


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...
Thu, Jul 2016, 13:38
man-appears-in-court-for-chocking-wife-after-she-imposed-alcohol-banA man has been sentenced to three years’ jail to be suspended for five years for chocking his wife until she became unconscious after she banned him from drinking alcohol.   According to the facts...
Fri, Jun 2016, 17:02
atauro-police-station-still-lacking-adequate-human-resourcesThere are concerns that the police station in the Atauro administrative post still lacks human resources despite an annual recruitment process to attract new members.   National MP Angelina da Costa...

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...


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...


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...
Thursday, July 28, 2016

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