Daily Archives: 2016-12-19

Public consultations to be launched by ElderShield Review Committee in 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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LRT station at Punggol Point to open on 29 Dec
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange launched on 18 December
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Fatal accident caused by vehicle going against traffic along AYE towards Tuas
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

An accident caused by a Mercedes who went against traffic on lane 1 along AYE towards Tuas near Customs this morning 8.30am (19 December), claimed one life and left one rider severely injured and three other with mild injuries. Two females and a Read More

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Minimum daily mileage for taxi drivers to be removed from 1 January 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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MOM firmly rejects appeal by severely-sick citizen to hire domestic helper, citing ongoing investigation
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

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 Read More

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House breaker arrested by police at Punggol
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Couldn’t LTA scrap or reduce COE for taxis to reduce the pressure upon taxi drivers?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “LTA scrapping minimum daily mileage for taxis” (Straits Times, Dec 18). Levelling the playing field It states that “The easing of taxi regulations is seen by observers as a first step towards levelling the Read More

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Dollar index retraces from a decade-long high
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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TOC’s tenth year anniversary and beyond
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

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 Read More

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