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Daily Archives: 2016-12-19

Public consultations to be launched by ElderShield Review Committee in 2017

A series of public consultation sessions will be launched from January to June 2017 by ElderShield Review Committee (ESRC) to seek Singaporeans’ views and suggestions on enhancing ElderShield. Details of the first three public sessions are as follows: The Committee, chaired by Mr Chaly Mah, was appointed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in October 2016 to review ElderShield and …

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LRT station at Punggol Point to open on 29 Dec

Punggol Point Light Rapid Transit (LRT) station will open service this coming Thursday (29 Dec), SBS Transit said in a statement today (19 Dec). It will join Sam Kee Station (PW1), Nibong Station (PW5), Sumang Station (PW6), Soo Teck Station (PW7) and Punggol Town Centre Station on the West Loop of the Punggol LRT circuit. From 3pm daily, the trains …

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Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange launched on 18 December

SBS Transit has announced the launch of the new Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, which is connected to the Tampines Bus interchange via a 250-metre barrier-free sheltered walkway, will open for passenger service on Sunday (18 December). It said that the new Interchange will boast a wide range of services including an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a mobile phone charging station, passengers-in-wheelchairs …

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Minimum daily mileage for taxi drivers to be removed from 1 January 2017

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that following the review of the Taxi Availability (TA) framework and in consultation with key stakeholders such as the National Taxi Association (NTA), taxi drivers and taxi companies, it will be simplifying the TA framework from 1 January 2017. LTA stated that the “Percentage of Taxis with Minimum Daily Mileage of 250km” requirement and …

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MOM firmly rejects appeal by severely-sick citizen to hire domestic helper, citing ongoing investigation

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) rejects desperate appeal by severely-sick Singaporean lady who needs round the clock medical care, to hire foreign domestic worker (FDW) because of ongoing investigation. Mdm Lim, aged 50 years old, and her household are being barred from hiring foreign domestic workers after her recent domestic worker reported to MOM over charges which she is unaware. The …

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House breaker arrested by police at Punggol

The Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of house-breaking by Night at Blk 175A Punggol Field. On its 18 Dec press release the police said it received a report that an unknown intruder had climbed into a residential unit on the 17th floor of Blk 175A Punggol Field on 17 December 2016 at …

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Dollar index retraces from a decade-long high

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets  Dollar softened as economists doubt about three hikes next year Commodity prices rebounded mildly this morning with the dollar falling from its 14-year high, cushioning the downside of those dollar-sensitive assets. Although the Federal Reserve projected three interest rate hikes in 2017 last Thursday, economists around the world seemed to express a different view. A …

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TOC’s tenth year anniversary and beyond

It has been 10 years since the formation of The Online Citizen, which started as a community blog by a few bloggers in December 2006. If one were to look back in the site's archives, the first blog post was on the daughter of a PAP MP, Wee Siew Kim, who asked a middle-aged Singaporean who was concerned about jobs in …

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