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Ministry of Agriculture prepares seeds and food for El Niño related drought Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:54 The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) Eng Estanislau da Silva said reduce the impact of the El Niño related drought in Timor-Leste, the government has already put aside seeds and food for the community. Read the Full Story
Government to crack down on public busses to avoid further loss of life Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:40 The Vice Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication (MOPTC) Eng Inacio Moreira said the government intends to crack down on busses exceeding their passenger limits. Read the Full Story
Indonesia ready to support TL in key sectors Friday, 29 January 2016 15:22 During his official visit to Timor-Leste (26/01) Indonesian President Joko Widodo said his government is committed to supporting Timor-Leste in key sectors: infrastructure, communications and transport, health and also in downstream business. Read the Full Story
Agriculture Ministry to replace catfish with tilapia fish farming Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:10 The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Eng Estanislau da Silva said in 2016 it will stop farming catfish because this has not brought benefits to the community given that the government has to spend too much money in oxygen and special fodder for the catfish. Read the Full Story
Health Ministry begins to raise awareness of Tobacco Control Law in TL Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:28 The Chief of the Department of Non-infectious Diseases, at the Ministry of Health, Dr Herculano Seixas do Santos said now the Tobacco Control Law has been approved by the Timorese Council of Ministers, the ministry has begun socialising its contents to the community. Read the Full Story
image Ministry of Agriculture prepares seeds and food for El Niño related drought
image Government to crack down on public busses to avoid further loss of life
image Indonesia ready to support TL in key sectors
image Agriculture Ministry to replace catfish with tilapia fish farming
image Health Ministry begins to raise awareness of Tobacco Control Law in TL

Capital

Tue 02 Feb 2016, 11:54
national-parliament-passed-10-new-laws-in-2015The Director of the Directorate of Plenary Support of the National Parliament, Armando Machado said that in 2015, members of parliament were able to pass 10 new pieces of legislation.   He added that...
Wed 27 Jan 2016, 09:47
health-ministry-urges-commerce-ministry-to-raise-price-of-cigarettes-to-10-per-packThe Chief of the Department of Non-infectious Diseases, of the Ministry of Health, Dr Herculano Seixas do Santos has urged the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCIA) to raise to $10 per...
Mon 11 Jan 2016, 10:07
ombudsman-s-office-registers-high-number-of-good-governance-offences-in-2015The Deputy Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ) Jesuina Gomes said in 2015 cases amounting to good governance offences registered higher than other types of violations.   She said that in 2015...

Development

Wed 27 Jan 2016, 12:13
hiam-health-supports-six-new-horticulture-groupsAfter finding success in guiding 12 horticulture groups under a previous program the HIAM Health national organisation has vowed to support six new horticulture groups in Ermera municipality.   The...
Wed 06 Jan 2016, 15:24
se-land-and-property-raises-more-than-3m-into-state-s-coffers-in-2015The Secretary of State for Land and Property (SETP) Jaime Xavier Lopes said in 2015 from the months of January to October, they were able to raise some $2.433.563 in revenue into the state’s...
Wed 30 Dec 2015, 20:20
rural-communities-unfamiliar-with-the-national-system-of-land-and-propertyThe Coordinator of Rede Ba Rai (Network for Land) organisation Roberto Aleixo da Cruz said many people in the rural areas seem unfamiliar with the National System of Land and Property (NSLP) so the...

Education

Tue 02 Feb 2016, 13:04
1180-teachers-sit-for-aptitude-and-language-proficiency-assessmentsThe Director General of the Ministry of Education, Antoninho Pires said 1180 teachers have sat for their subject aptitude and language proficiency tests.   He added that teachers need to demonstrate...
Tue 02 Feb 2016, 12:28
education-ministry-rehabilitates-over-300-schoolsThe Director General of the Ministry of Education Antoninho Pires said that in 2015 the ministry was able to rehabilitate over 300 schools across the whole Timorese territory.   He added that some...
Wed 30 Dec 2015, 20:36
school-directors-attend-good-governance-trainingThe Deputy Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ) Jesuina Gomes said their team has provided good governance training to school directors including to general inspectors of the state. She said that...

Health

Wed 27 Jan 2016, 12:26
ministry-of-health-to-set-up-smoking-cessation-clinicXefe Departamentu Moras La hadaet Ministerio Saude (MS), doutor Herculano Seixas do Santos, hateten tinan ida ne’e (2016) ministerio estabelese klinika ida hodi fo atendementu ba iha konsumidores sigaru...
Thu 17 Dec 2015, 13:56
hh-supports-horticultural-groups-in-ermera-to-reduce-malnutrition-across-the-municipalityNational NGO Hamutuk Ita Ajuda Malu Hian Health (HH) based on the success of the previous year decided to provide additional support to six new horticultural groups in the municipality of Ermera.   HH...
Tue 15 Dec 2015, 15:34
tl-has-vaccine-to-prevent-nine-diseasesThe Immunisation Officer of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Mateus Cunha said Timor-Leste’s immunisation schedule will help prevent nine (9) diseases in children.   The diseases are tuberculosis,...

Gender

Tue, Feb 2016, 12:05
foreign-affairs-elevates-more-women-to-top-diplomatic-postsThe Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MNEC) Hernani Coelho said in 2016 the number of Timorese female ambassadors will increase.   He added that all Timorese, female and male, have equal...
Mon, Dec 2015, 17:05
women-in-the-military-at-9-in-timor-lesteThe Brigadier General of the Timorese Armed Forces F-FDTL Filomeno Paixão said 9 percent or 228 out of a total 2,257 military personnel are women and he believes the number can be higher because the army...
Wed, Dec 2015, 10:33
sem-iade-to-provide-training-to-women-groupsThe Secretary of State for Promotion and Socio-Economy of women (SEM) Veneranda Lemos Martins said her institution will partner with the Institution for Support to Enterprise Development (IADE) to...

Children/Youth

Mon, Jan 2016, 10:41
mp-encourages-youth-to-participate-in-the-economyMember of the National Parliament MP Virgilio Hornai da Costa appealed to the youth to form groups to be able to participate in the economy and apply to get support from the government.   The MP said...
Wed, Jan 2016, 16:54
fda-hak-raises-drug-awareness-with-youthsThe Director of Decolores Del Amor foundation (FDA)-Hak Assocition, Xisto Gonçalves said his team has traveled to Bobonaro Municipality to raise awareness about drugs to the youths of Mota-Ain and...
Wed, Jan 2016, 15:39
human-rights-ombudsman-registers-80-complaints-of-violations-in-2015The head of the Department of Complaints of the Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ), Josefa Soares da Silva, said in 2015 her department received 80 complaints of human rights violations involving...

Security/Defence/Justice

Tue, Feb 2016, 12:16
six-draft-laws-with-commission-a-of-national-parliamentThe Vice President of Commission A (for constitutional, justice, public administration, local authority, and anti-corruption affairs) Member of Parliament MP Arão Noe de Jesus Amaral said six draft laws...
Mon, Jan 2016, 10:22
fight-between-brother-in-law-lands-them-at-the-courtThe Dili Municipality Court (DMC) heard a case of simple integrity offences between two brothers-in-law. Accused AT hit the victim YG, who married his sister but whom he suspected was seeing another...
Wed, Jan 2016, 17:05
bs-taken-to-the-court-for-hitting-the-landlord-over-late-rent-moneyThe Dili Municipality Court (TMD) heard the case of BS, the accused, for hitting landlord TR, the victim, over a dispute involving a rented room.   According to the accusation from the Ministry of...

Editorial Corner

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...
Wed, Nov 2014, 17:09
family-planning-and-the-millennium-development-goalsThe Timorese government recently released its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for 2014. Overall the MDG indicators show that living standards and human development have improved significantly...
Mon, Oct 2014, 16:49
and-why-is-it-that-timor-leste-needs-a-media-lawThere will soon be a Media Law for Timor-Leste to include a media regulator authority, this seems more a matter of time rather than a point for debate. But why is it that we need one, or rather why is...

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

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, February 05, 2016

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