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On Wednesday-Thursday 8-9 March 2006 a seminar was held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas on Relations between Brunei (Negara Brunei Darussalam from 1984) and the United Kingdom during the last hundred years. Eighteen papers were presented. Guests at the seminar included Professor Dr. Haji Hassan A. Panawidan, Chancellor of Mindanao State University The Mindanao State University was created under Philippine Republic Act 1387 established at Marawi City on September 1, 1961. It is one of the state universities of the Philippines with the aim of providing education for the different strategic locations across the island , Marawi City The Islamic City of Marawi is a 3rd class city in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. It is the capital city of Lanao del Sur. Marawi City is bounded on the west by Marantao and Saguiaran, on the east by Bubong and Ditsaan Ramain, on the north by Kapai and Saguiran, and on  (A. V. M. Horton).

The South-East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (SARBICA) held its fifteenth General Conference and Seminar on Archives and Education and sixteenth Executive Board Meeting in Negara Brunei Darussalam on 9-11 May 2006 with the theme "Archive and Education: Learning Society" (A. V. M. Horton).

In June 2006 it was reported that Brooketon Colliery Brooketon Colliery was one of the coal mines in Brunei. It is no longer in production and has reverted to its natural state (i.e. overgrown with secondary forest). Coordinates:   had been gazetted under the Antiquities and Treasure Trove TREASURE TROVE. Found treasure.
     2. This name is given to such money or coin, gold, silver, plate, or bullion, which having been hidden or concealed in the earth or other private place, so long that its owner is unknown, has been discovered by accident.
 Act 1967 (as subsequently amended). The spot is to be converted into an "open site" museum and there is a proposal to turn it into a tourist center and heritage park. Since January 2006 the Museums Department has gazetted sixteen sites under the Act, including several tombs of sultans, the clock tower in the capital, and the "house of twelve roofs," i.e., the former British Residency building (A. V. M. Horton).

A Novel-Writing Workshop was held at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Malay for The Institute of Language and Literature) (abbreviated DBP) is the government body responsible for coordinating the use of the Malay language in Malaysia and Brunei.  on 21-22 June 2006 attended by thirty enthusiasts (BBO BBO Board of Bar Overseers
BBO Bridge Base Online
BBO Beta-Barium Borate
BBO Billion Barrels of Oil
BBO Best Bid Offer
BBO Big Bang Observer (NASA)
BBO Buy-Build-Operate
BBO Bureau Beleidsbeïnvloeding Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

The Year of the Turtle was launched in Negara Brunei Darussalam on Friday 21 April 2006 at Meragang Beach with the release of ten adult turtles and forty hatchlings. A National Committee on Management and Conservation of Sea Turtles, formed in 2000, had devised an action plan to strengthen the enforcement and control of the harvesting and selling of turtle eggs locally. The project aimed at the maintenance of biodiversity and the protection of turtle nesting sites. Sea turtles are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species endangered species, any plant or animal species whose ability to survive and reproduce has been jeopardized by human activities. In 1999 the U.S. government, in accordance with the U.S.  of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), to which the sultanate has been signatory since 1990 (A. V. M. Horton).
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Date:Jan 1, 2006
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