Daily Archives: 2016-12-27

45-yr-old Singaporean fined $30,000 for performing unlicensed employment agency activities
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) charged a Singaporean with one count of conducting unlicensed Employment Agency (EA) activities without a valid EA license in court today (27 Dec). Mohamed Yasin S/O Hameed Sultan (45) pleaded guilty to his charge, he was convicted and Read More

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Certis Cisco launches recruitment drive for auxilary officers in Taiwan
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Local security company, Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd is seeking to employ potential auxiliary officers from Taiwan as an effort to booster the numbers of officers to support the understaffed Singapore Police Force. According to the advertisement that was published on various recruitment websites, Read More

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PSA Marine worker found dead near Riau island
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A Singaporean man who was reported to be missing after falling during his working hours on Friday at Banyan Basin, off Jurong Island, near the Riau Island was found on Friday (23 December) and confirmed to be an employee of PSA Marine. The Read More

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Startup invents biodegradable material to replace plastic bags
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Have you ever seen a bag made of a fabric-like material that’s though enough to carry your purchase like a plastic bag? Well, a startup in Indonesia has created a completely biodegradable non-toxic bag, so non-toxic that you can drink it. Al Jazeera Read More

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MOE: PSLE T-score will no longer be used to reflect student performance
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

From 2021 onward, PSLE will be scored with wider bands and the scores will reflect the student’s individual performance and not his performance relative to his peers, the Ministry of Education (MOE) informed in its website. Wider Scoring Bands The current T-score system Read More

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Labour statistics in Singapore shows 550,000 worse off eight years than before
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Leong Sze Hian After writing “407,400 earn less than $1,200 after CPF?” (Dec 27) – Terry Xu, the Editor of TOC sent me an email regarding the labour statistics. It got me thinking – are lower-income workers better off today compared to say Read More

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How to survive on a budget while learning a new skill
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg Re-skilling lets you develop knowledge and experience for higher-paying jobs, but you need to sacrifice time and money in the meantime. Singapore has seen a surge in the number of disruptive business models, from ride-sharing apps like Uber to do-it-yourself property sites Read More

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105,500 households applied for EASE programme to enhance home safety
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Housing & Development Board (HDB) has announced that close to 105,500 households have applied for a Enhancement for Active Seniors Programme (EASE) to enhance home safety, such as grab bars, slip-resistant floor tiles in toilets and wheelchair ramps, for the elderly since it Read More

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Three Singaporeans and one PR, victims in fatal accident in Johor
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A bus fell off into a six-metre-deep ravine at KM137 of the North-South Expressway near Muar in Johor, Malaysia, which claimed 14 lives, three of which are female Singaporeans and one female Singapore permanent resident, and left 16 people injured, six of which, Read More

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407,400 Singaporeans/PRs earn less than $1,200 after CPF deduction?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “A year of disruption: From jobs to gigs” (Straits Times, Dec 27). It states that “Disruptive trends hit the labour market hard this year, which saw the rise of what some have called the “gig Read More

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