Daily Archives: 2017-02-01

Review Committee and Welfare Homes for destitute persons announced

The Government on its 1 February Gazette announced that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 10 of the Destitute Persons Act, the Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed members of a Review Committee in respect of each of the Welfare Homes in Singapore, for a period of 2 years starting from 1 February 2017. A …

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Where’s the transparency, Singapore Environment Council?

By Chris Soh On 10 January, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) held a media conference to announce its enhanced Green Label scheme for pulp and paper products. The enhanced scheme had taken more than a year for the SEC to implement since it first made an announcement about the enhanced label in 2015, in the aftermath of the haze crisis …

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THE: NUS world’s fourth most international university

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been named the world’s fourth most international university by Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday (1 Feb). It ranked fourth on a list of 150 international universities, ahead of universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, behind  University of Hong Kong – which ranked third. Taking first and second place were Swiss university ETH …

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Wage theft and exploitation among migrant workers in Singapore

By Stephanie Chok, first published on Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)’s blog HOME’s position paper, ‘Wage Theft & Exploitation Among Singapore’s Migrant Workers’, aims to shed light on the multiple ways migrant workers are denied their legally or contractually promised wages, and are subject to a range of exploitative wage practices. Common forms of wage theft include the non-payment …

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Five new members appointed to Singapore EDB with effect from 1 February

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced board changes by appointed five new members to the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on Tuesday (31 January) which will take effect from Wednesday (1 February). Five new members who were appointed to the EDB Board are: Mr Ichiro Iino, Chief Executive (Asia-Pacific), Hitachi Ltd Mr Ichiro Iino is the Chief …

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AVA: Dogs must be licensed before sale, starting 1 March

From 1 March 2017, all dogs intended for sale by pet businesses must be licensed before they are sold. In addition, individual dog owners who sell or give their dogs away will have to inform the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) that they are no longer keeping the dogs. AVA announced this amendment in a media release on …

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