Daily Archives: 2018-09-12

$26.9 million penalty imposed upon fresh chicken distributors for price-fixing and non-compete agreements

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS)  has issued an Infringement Decision (“ID”) against 13 fresh chicken distributors and imposed financial penalties totalling $26.9 million for engaging in anti-competitive agreements to coordinate the amount and timing of price increases, and agreeing not to compete for each other’s customers in the market for the supply of fresh chicken products in Singapore. …

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APEC boost and diversification efforts take centre stage in new report on Papua New Guinea

A new report from the global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) on Papua New Guinea (PNG) explores both the near-term gains and longer-term benefits from its year as chair of APEC 2018, as the main November summit draws closer. The Report: Papua New Guinea 2018 looks in detail at the broad range of infrastructure projects underway or in the planning stages, which form …

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Passion With A Purpose: Local youths fundraise for Syrian child refugees through dance

With a heart wrenching piece inspired by and choreographed to the plight of Syrian child refugees, local dance group “The Passionate Dancing Elders” emerged champions of SUPER24 ASEAN Championships – one of Singapore’s most celebrated dance competitions. Affectionately known as “ELDERS” in the local dance community, the team of 24 managed to win the likes of acclaimed international judges and …

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National Environment Agency officers to be granted authority to enter private spaces at will and enforce smoking prohibitions through new Bill

Following the passing of an amendment of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act through a Bill in Parliament on Monday (10 Sep), officers of the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be given greater authority to enter private premises that fall under the smoking ban, including entertainment spaces such as pubs and nightclubs, without warrants for their investigations, and to …

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Singaporean DJ files constitutional challenge against Section 377A

A court challenge has been filed on constitutional grounds against Section 377A, a provision in the Singapore Penal Code which criminalises sexual activity between two men, by internationally renowned Singaporean disc jockey (DJ) and Pink Dot SG ambassador Mr Johnson Ong Ming on Monday (10 Sep). Mr Ong Ming, or better known by his stage name DJ Big Kid, filed …

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Thinking of getting an electric car? Here’s five things you should know

by ValueChampion Electric cars have been gaining popularity in Singapore the past few years. Here are 5 things you should know if you are considering getting one. Singapore has had a shaky relationship with electric vehicles. While electric cars have found their space with car-sharing companies such as BlueSG and Grab, they have not found the same success in the private …

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