Oman will raise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks and energy drinks from June, according to the National Tobacco Control Committee (NTCC) rapporteur. Increasing taxes on fast food is also on the agenda as authorities are looking to control the spread of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which have risen sharply in the sultanate over the last few years.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Wednesday sent a cable of congratulations to Emmanuel Neville Cenac, Governor-General of St Lucia on the occasion of Independence anniversary.
As part of the ‘Make the Future Festival’ held in Singapore, the sultanate will be participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia.
STEM Oman began its first phase in six public schools under the supervision of the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPD) in partnership with the British Rolls-Royce and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education represented by the Innovation and Scientific Olympiad Department.
A child’s play with a bicycle lock went too far when his neck got entangled in it. The child was helped by a team from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) to get the lock out.
The Education and Research committee of the State Council on Tuesday continued discussing the role of education in supporting a knowledge-based economy as part of its study.
Around 50 children under the age of ten years attended the ‘Hug a Bear’ event held at The Royal Hospital on Wednesday. Organised by Oman Cancer Association (OCA), the event saw children with cancer and their parents along with the doctors from the oncology department of the hospital.
The Embassy of Japan will participate in Muscat International Book Fair 2018 to be held from 21st February to 3rd March 2018 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.