Daily Archives: 2014-12-30

2014, the year of New Power in Singapore?

By Gangasudhan Singapore has predominately been based on ‘old power’ from independence into the 21st century, where a top-down, wealth-driven structure dictates the way things are done for the entire population on the island. This is not unique to Singapore though, and many corporations and nations alike still adhere to such a paradigm. However, many places around the world have …

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Flying Dutchman to leave MediaCorp after 18 years

Local radio DJ, Mark van Cuylenburg or commonly known as The Flying Dutchman (FD) will be leaving MediaCorp after 18 years in his job. The host of MediaCorp’s Gold 90.5FM ‘The Gold Breakfast Show’ broke the news this morning about his intent to pursue his own interests. “It’s been an incredible 18 years but life is about evolving, it’s about …

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Electricity tariff to be reduced in Q1 2015

SP services, local energy company has announced that electricity tariffs will decrease by an average of 1.99 cents per kWh for the period from 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2015 or 8.0% as compared to the previous quarter. The reduction in tariff is attributed to the lower cost of fuel (i.e. natural gas) for electricity generation, which fell by 16.4% compared to …

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$100 million worth of GST vouchers to be given to 800,000 eligible households

About 800,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive $100 million worth of GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in January 2015. The Ministry of Finance have said through a press release that in January 2015, households can expect to receive up to $195 in the two types of GST Vouchers – U-Save or Special Payment – depending on their HDB flat type. The …

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MOM takes action against company due to discriminatory treatment to Singaporean employees

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced in a statement that firm actions have been taken on Prime Gold International Pte Ltd (Prime Gold), a marine company for engaging in discriminatory employment practices against its Singaporean employees in breach of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF). The work pass privileges of Prime Gold would be curbed for two years to “reflect the seriousness of …

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