Dasho Ace Lives in the Cloud

Ace Kinley

“It will cost the government Nu 15.5M, at the current foreign exchange rate, or USD 250,000 to use the online application for the first year, following which it will cost Nu 9.3M or USD 150,000 annually. The cost is calculated to include 5,000 civil servants, which translates to Nu 1,860 or USD 30 for each civil servant annually.”Continue Reading

Constructive Criticism for the Finance Ministry

Bhutan Austerity

Austerity is a measure that every individual and every institution has to exercise and practice now that the country is going through tremendous financial crunch and rupee crisis.

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Bonus for RMA

Daw Tenzin RMACurrency guru Daw Tenzin has rewarded the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) staff with a bonus of one month’s salary. For the hard work in maintaining the financial health of our nation he said.Continue Reading

Thimphu: Now and Then


The upper picture is Thimphu from 2011. The lower picture is Thimphu from 2003.Continue Reading

Gho and Kira? So Uncool!

Doma TsheringA four member Bhutanese delegation led by the Ambassador of Bhutan to Thailand Kesang Wangdi (wearing Gho) attended the Asia-Pacific ministerial dialogue on – From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015 at the UN ESCAP Conference Centre in Bangkok.Continue Reading