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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Winners of 2015 ONE Hero Awards driven by passion for the community

Two Singaporean women – Natasha Lean, a dedicated social worker who assists abused women and their families, and Elsie Oei, a 69-year old volunteer who rises early every morning to help prepare meals for the nation’s less fortunate – have been named the “2015 ONE Heroes” by the anti-poverty charity ONE (SINGAPORE). The ONE (SINGAPORE) Awards recognise individuals who share …

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4 reasons you might want to consider getting a wedding insurance

By Joanne Poh, MoneySmart Weddings in Singapore can cost as much as a small house in another country. Yet it’s mind boggling how many couples get so mired in wedding prep, booking a venue and arranging for their photoshoots that they lose track of the fact that they’re laying tens of thousands of dollars on the table—not realising that it’s …

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SDP chairman arrested for alleged drug offence

The chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Jeffrey George, has been arrested for an alleged drug offence, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) confirmed on Tuesday. Details of the arrest are sketchy but the police say investigations are ongoing. Mr Jeffrey, 51 and a shipping engineer, has been chairman of the opposition party since 2013. He was an election agent …

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Dengue cluster at Hougang Central still active after a month

The dengue cluster at Hougang central has risen up to 10 cases, out of which 5 cases were reported in the last two weeks. At block 853 alone accounts for 9 cases out of the 10. The cluster was first reported by National Environment Agency at around 25 Sep 2015, which began with 3 cases of dengue fever. More than a …

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WP calls for COI again but Health Minister says wait

Wait for outcome of review: Gan’s response to WP’s COI call The Minister of Health, Gan Kim Yong, says “it is best to wait for the outcome of the review and police investigations” before deciding on the next steps. Mr Gan was responding to the call by the Workers’ Party (WP) for the government to reconstitute the independent review committee …

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Police raid suspected “drug store” in posh District 10 apartment

The Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted two raids last Wednesday on two different apartments, and found almost 2kg of drugs, including some 1.5kg of heroin. Four people in total were arrested in the two separate raids. In the first raid, the CNB officers raided “a suspected drug store” in a private apartment at Orange Grove Road. “The suspected drug trafficker …

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Letter to TOC: “A” levels syllabus should be less onerous

Letter to TOC: Dear editor, It is the time of the year where 18-year olds determine their future as they take their “A” level exams. Every year, each batch of students thinks closer attention is needed for junior colleges (JCs) in Singapore. While the Ministry of Education (MOE) says there is an “ongoing effort to redress the overemphasis on academic …

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