Private Diagnostic Centers to have HIV testing

Following an increasing detection gap of incidences of HIV/AIDs in the country, the National HIV/AIDs Commission has made the decision to allow private diagnostic centers in the country to have HIV testing. Talking to Business Bhutan, the Chief Program Officer at Ministry of Health (MoH), Namgay Tshering, said that decision was made to provide a […]

Dhaari Nhaaba – a movie to look out for

If you are a Bhutanese movie buff, you are in for a treat. The latest Bhutanese movie to hit the local theater is Dhaari Nhaaba – one of the recipients of the Prime Minister’s Award in the recent 2018 Bhutan National Film Awards – that premiered last week in Thimphu. The movie is about parenting […]

TSEM brings toys for Bhutanese children

If you are looking for locally made toys for your children, TSEM undoubtedly has more than what you are looking for. TSEM, meaning ‘Play’ in Dzongkha, is an educational toy manufacturing company in the country that presently    produces wooden educational toys such as puzzles, Dzongkha alphabet boards and Bhutan map, among others. Started by a […]

Young entrepreneur establishes clothing line for children

While many youth struggle to find a job, 22-year old Lhamo from Trashigang is living her dream by establishing a clothing line for infants and children up to 12 years of age. Lhamo started Mama’ Dream with the Bhutanese brand Melong a year back because Bhutan does not have a company that targets this age […]

Tourist arrivals earn over US$ 79mn last year

The is an increase of 8.2% in gross earning as compared to 2016 The gross earnings from tourist arrivals amounted to US$ 79.807mn in 2017. The tourism sector contributed revenue of more than US$ 22mn in 2016 and more than Us$ 20mn in 2015. In 2017, the gross earnings from tourism saw an increase of […]

Govt, opposition at loggerheads over ‘B.Ed course’

The opposition party maintained that the recent announcement of the government on the discontinuation of ‘B.Ed teacher course’ will be a big policy blunder and might have huge long term negative implications on the quality of education in the country. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), in a press release issued yesterday, states that the government’s announcement […]

Political parties aver govt. of influencing civil servants to join PDP

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be roping in nine senior civil servants for the upcoming elections this year, going by what various sources have confirmed to Business Bhutan. However, this has not gone down well with the other political parties who feel that such headhunting from the civil service is violating the civil service rules […]