Daily Archives: 2017-02-01

    Review Committee and Welfare Homes for destitute persons announced
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Last updated on February 10th, 2017 at 05:06 pmThe 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 Read More

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    Chickens around Sin Ming Avenue euthanised as 20 complaints lodged on them for being noisy
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    “Chickens” which had been roaming freely around Thomson View and Blocks 452 to 454 Sin Ming Avenue, have been put down by Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) as there were 20 complaints lodged against their presence. In response to queries by local newspaper Read More

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    Where’s the transparency, Singapore Environment Council?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    THE: NUS world’s fourth most international university
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    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 Read More

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    Public feedback sought on proposed key amendments to Building Maintenance and Strata Management
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has invited members of the public to give feedback on the proposed key amendments to the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (BMSM) Act (BMSMA). The authorities stated that the BMSMA, Read More

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    Wage theft and exploitation among migrant workers in Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    Signal fault along Downtown Line, commuters complain of delay being longer than announced
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    SBS Transit tweeted at around 6pm on Tuesday that its Downtown Lane (DTL) was experiencing 10 minutes delay due to a signalling fault. Around an hour later, it said that the service was still delayed and it was still trying to rectify the fault. Read More

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    Five new members appointed to Singapore EDB with effect from 1 February
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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    ICA alerts public of fake website which is phishing visa application and passport numbers
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has alerted members of the public that there is a fake ICA website that is phishing for visitors’ visa application numbers and passport numbers, www.ica.sgov.asia. The ICA said that it would like to advise members of the public Read More

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    AVA: Dogs must be licensed before sale, starting 1 March
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    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) Read More

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