Monthly Archives: December 2016

Recall of “Snapmax” due small stone found in packet

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced the recall of “Snapmax” Party Mix – Mixed Peas and Peanuts (150g) It stated that it received feedback from a member of the public on 22 November 2016 about a small stone that was found in a packet. AVA is working with the importer to recall the implicated product, while …

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SMRT employees charged over fatal accident which claimed two lives

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) Trains, and two of its employees were charged over a fatal accident on 22 March near Pasir Ris train station which claimed two lives of its trainee. SMRT, which is expected to plead guilty, was charged under Section 12 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act. Anybody found guilty under this Act and has no …

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MINDEF: Formal reasons for detention of Terrex ICVs not yet provided

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has updated that formal reasons for the detention of the Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) were not yet provided but customs officials hoped to complete their investigation soon. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) was informed by APL, the carrier contracted to transport the Terrex ICVs and associated equipment, that they met the Hong Kong Customs and …

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15 men arrested for suspected involvement in gambling activities

Singapore Police arrested 15 men, aged between 21 and 35, for their suspected involvement in gambling activities. It said that officers from Clementi Division arrested 14 suspects in a private residential unit located along Jalan Rajawali during an operation on Tuesday (29 November). The tenant of the unit was subsequently arrested on the same day. According to the Police, cash …

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UN’s new LGBT expert urges global partnership to end violence and discrimination

BANGKOK / GENEVA  – Five key steps are needed to end discrimination and violence against the worldwide LGBT community, a United Nations human rights expert has told an international conference in Thailand. The lynchpins include lifting criminal laws which affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and no longer seeing the community as suffering from a disorder, Vitit Muntarbhorn …

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Third edition of Migrant Worker Poetry Competition to be held on 11 December

Back with its third edition in Singapore, the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition will be held at the National Gallery on the 11th of December 2016. Following its debut in 2014, a number of previous contestants have gone on to showcase their work in Singapore’s literary scene, participating and collaborating with fellow artists in events such as the Singapore Writer’s Festival. Some have also …

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HSA raided two premises and seized $50,000 worth of vaporisers

The Health Sciences Authority’s (HSA) Tobacco Regulation Branch has raided two premises located in the vicinity of Serangoon North on Friday (25 November) and seized an estimated $50,000 worth of vaporisers. The suspect, a 30-year-old male Singaporean, had stored the vaporisers at his house and another nearby storage area. HSA stated that the suspect’s peddling of vaporisers was identified through …

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