Daily Archives: January 25, 2017

One-party system argument shows myopic opinion that Government has towards disagreement and discourse
By Ghui Posted on by Ghui 0

At the annual Singapore Perspectives conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung said that: “Singapore is a small country, so it has to stay agile; a one-party system may give Singapore its best Read More

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New guidelines on loans for domestic workers from Philippines
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Singaporean employers planning to take on domestic helpers from the Philippines can lend up to $1,100 to the workers to cover the expenses for their employment, the Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore) [AEA(S)], president K. Jayaprema announced. The AEA(S) president said, the new Read More

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Ng Eng Hen: Hope to have Terrex ICVs to be returned in time for last day of Lunar New Year
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told reporters on the sidelines of a defence exercise on Wednesday (25 January) that he hopes for the nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) which was held in Hong Kong for two months to be returned Read More

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25,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized by Singapore Customs, largest seizure since April 2015
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

25,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes was seized by Singapore Customs (SC) from two related operations conducted on 17 and 23 January 2017, noting that this is the largest seizure of duty-unpaid cigarettes since April 2015. On 17 January 2017, SC said that it Read More

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CASE: 15 complaints against furniture company, Artmani Italia
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) said that it had received 15 complaints against a furniture company, Artmani Italia Pte Ltd, since 1 January 2016. Cited from The Straits Times, an associate director of a recruitment agency, Ms Teo bought a $3,000 two-seater leather sofa Read More

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Istana to open grounds on 29 Jan for public visit on Chinese New Year
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

In celebration of the Chinese New Year the public could visit the Istana grounds on Sunday (29 Jan) from 8.30am to 6pm, the President’s Office announced today (25 Jan). Members of the public can enjoy the performances of lion dance, a rooster and Read More

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MPA: Unlicensed bunker craft operator fined $81,000
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

New Ocean Maritime Pte Ltd was convicted in court on 17 January 2017, for providing services in the port of Singapore without a bunker craft operator licence and was fined a total of $81,000. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) brought the Read More

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Dr Chee Soon Juan: Multi-party system must replace one-party rule for Singapore’s future survival
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Dr Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary-General of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), commented on the statement by Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung who stated that Singapore is a small country, so it has to stay agile, a one-party system may give Singapore Read More

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4 reasons why Hong Kong’s new stamp duty can’t save Singapore’s property market
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By Property Soul Bloomberg just published an article on ‘Hong Kong Property Tax May Help End Singapore’s Housing Slump’ (Bloomberg, Jan 19). The journalist cites the remarks of a Cushman & Wakefield spokesperson that foreign buyers may turn to Singapore after the 15 Read More

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S&P 500 reaches new high on favourable earnings
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US equities rallied last night, spurred by better-than-expected corporate earnings on Tuesday and animal spirit backed up by Trump’s new policies to support American industrial and manufacturing sectors. Materials (+2.5%), financials (1.2%), information technology (+1.0) and industrials (1.0%) Read More

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