Occupying 5,743 square miles on the eastern half of an island in the Timor Sea between Indonesia and Australia, Timor-Leste has a population of approximately 1.1 million people. Timor-Leste became independent on May 20, 2002, and is now a democratically-governed, independent nation with an elected President and Parliament. In the violence that followed Timor-Leste's 1999 independence referendum, the countryâ€™s infrastructure, never robust, was totally destroyed and has been only partially rebuilt. In April 2006, violence erupted again in and around the capital, Dili, resulting in further damage to infrastructure and setting back economic growth. Electricity, telephone and telecommunications, roads, and lodging remain unreliable, particularly outside of the capital. Timor-Leste's economy relies largely on international assistance and revenues from oil and gas production.
Political crisis threatens Timor-Leste\'s future
teachers and doctors will stop getting paid," he said. Any new election cannot be held for 60 days and, realistically, until May due to Lent and Easter preventing electioneering in a country that is 96 percent Catholic. Critics have said that Timor-Leste ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:13:00 GMT
Jose Ramos Horta: Timor-Leste?s Language Policy: Tetum, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia Or English? ? OpEd
I tell them not to be provincial as the average Australian, American or Briton who can manage only English. According to Timor-Leste?s 2010 census ... availability of qualified teachers, etc. An estimated 36% of our people speak Indonesian, but in ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:05:31 GMT
NT exporting English to East Timor as investment in future
"Hopefully it will keep going," she said. "English teaching in Timor-Leste has always been a fraught thing between the Australian and Timor-Leste governments. "Congratulations to the Northern Territory government for getting it in there without a fuss ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMT
Why Should Timor-Leste Turn To Portugal?
Jordan Peterson?s piece ?Should Timor-Leste Turn to Portugal?? has had the unintended effect ... and the use of Indonesian as a means of teaching Portuguese. Timor-Leste?s fledgling radio and TV services are available across the region via an ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:00:00 GMT
History curriculum perpetuates East Timor myths
Although I applaud the inclusion of two mentions of East Timor in the ... Secondary Modern History Curriculum, I believe that the history of the relationship between Australia and Timor-Leste is not sufficiently represented. Any teacher wanting to teach ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:00:00 GMT
E Timor civil society on skid row: President
?The State of Timor-Leste is far too centralised ... along with English and Portuguese. ?It has to be taught in the school as an option. Junior and senior high school should teach Bahasa Indonesia. How many families can afford to send kids to ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Partnership broadens opportunities for Timor-Leste Defence graduates
Cornel Falur said he was proud of the graduates, who on their return to Timor-Leste would continue to study, become English teachers or work within the English Language Program of the F-FDTL, which prepares soldiers to attend CDU. The program is funded ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:00:00 GMT
Crocodiles, chicken and rice: Pat Handcock\'s time in East Timor
On her visit, Handcock's wife didn't waste any time either, volunteering as an English teacher and immersing herself in the ... thing that you learn when you're working in places like Timor Leste, you have to learn a lot about context.
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Jan 2017 22:54:16 GMT
Graduates continue work in Timor Leste
CHARITABLE SOULS: Jordan Vieira, Jaime Butel and Jasmine Cawthorne on their second visit to Encouragement House in Maliana, Timor Leste ... as working with teaching and support staff to implement dynamic, creative and interactive English programs ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:43:00 GMT
Poppies Raise Money For Timor-Leste Orphans
Remembrance Day 2010 has brought smiles to the faces of children thanks to the contributions of New Zealand and Australian troops serving in Timor-Leste. At the International ... They also teach them English and attend our events. It is such a good way ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 18:09:00 GMT