Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Allegation against preschool at River Valley for sub-standard practices
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

A forum user in Kiasu Parents warned parents against a childcare center located at River Valley. The preschool has been accused by the user on the parenting forum for neglecting the children under their care. The user pointed to a Wechat broadcast exposing that Read More

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Fire in shophouse near Mustafa Centre, one person conveyed to hospital
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that there was a fire in a shophouse near Mustafa Centre which caused one person to be conveyed toTan Tock Seng Hospital due to smoke inhalation. SCDF said that it was alerted to a shophouse fire at Read More

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Animal rights in Singapore – Time to give animals a voice in court
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

by M Ravi The culling of 24 free roaming chickens in the Sin Ming area hit the headlines this week. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (the “AVA”) stated that it had received over 200 complaints across the island about such chickens last year. Read More

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AWARE urges Singapore Govt to accommodate single parents in housing policies
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Public housing policies create serious difficulties for single parents, this is according to a report released by the local non-government organisation, AWARE on 15 February. AWARE in its report, suggests that the policies should be amended to be more inclusive. The released study involved in-depth Read More

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Craft supplies for that one could get for their kids
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By ezbuy.sg School holidays are here again! If you’re looking forward to spending more time with your kids but are struggling to find a way to connect, rest assured—you’ve got company. Here’s where crafting can help. It’s something you can do together with your Read More

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Lim Swee Say: PCP scope expanded due to greater risk of mismatches between jobseekers and jobs created
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Minister for Manpower (MOM) Lim Swee Say noted that the risk of mismatches between job seekers and jobs created has become greater in Singapore’s labour market and to overcome this challenge, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has expanded the scope of Professional Conversion Read More

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Former PAP MP appointed as Deputy Attorney-General with effect from 1 March
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The President has appointed Mr Hri Kumar Nair S.C. as a Deputy Attorney-General for a term of 3 years with effect from 1 March 2017. This is the first time in the country that a politician has appointed to be on the State’s prosecutorial Read More

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Cat abuse in Pasir Ris; Reduced to skin and bones after thrown inside riser of staircase landing
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Local animal welfare organisation, Cat Welfare Society posted pictures of a cat which was found inside a riser at the staircase landing between 9th and 10th floor of Blk 577 Pasir Ris St 53 by the cleaner when he was washing the block Read More

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Traffic related deaths dropped marginally in 2016; elderly pedestrian accidents remain a concern
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Compared to 2015 the overall road safety situation improved in 2016, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a release on 15 Feb. There was a decrease in the number of fatal traffic accidents and fatalities, however, a slight increase in the number Read More

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PM Lee: Singaporeans should never forget darkest times of the country’s history
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long stressed that Singaporeans should never forget the darkest time of the country’s history. He noted that 75 years ago today, on 15 February 1942, the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese invaders at the Former Ford Factory in Read More

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