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Daily Archives: 2018-10-12

International Longshoremen’s Association launches boycott of congress in Singapore due to ITF’s endorsement of fully automated maritime terminals

Following the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)'s plans to sign an agreement with the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute of Singapore's National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) that endorses the use of fully automated maritime terminals, the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) has released a statement announcing its boycott of the 44th Congress, which will be held in Singapore starting Sunday …

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Only fair if all town councils are held to same code of conduct

Rules cannot be applied selectively and practices cannot be reviewed in a vacuum As the court case between an independent panel representing the Aljunied and Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and certain members of the Workers' Party (WP) drags on, it becomes increasingly evident that there are several grey areas that regulate how town councils are run. Arguably, these issues have …

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Singapore and Indonesia signs bilateral investment treaty to promote stronger economic ties

Singapore and Indonesia has signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday (11 October). In a press release on Thursday, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) shared that the Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat …

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Hawkers launch petition against Koufu F&B owned by grassroots leader Pang Lim

Food guru KF Seetoh from Makansutra wrote an open letter to Senior Minister of State Dr Amy Khor on Tuesday (9 Oct) imploring her to preserve Singapore's public hawker centres. In essence, Mr Seetoh is against the government appointing a 3rd-party, the so-called "social enterprise" operator, to run publicly funded hawker centres. In his letter, Mr Seetoh also shared more …

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What do rising interest rates in the U.S. mean for Singaporeans?

by ValueChampion As interest rates continue to rise in the United States, we analyse what this will mean for consumers and small businesses in Singapore. If you are familiar with trends in international banking and finance, you already know that changes in Singapore's interest rates (SIBOR and SOR) are typically correlated to those of interest rates in the United States. Given …

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New scheme to certify engineers to conduct Energy Efficiency Opportunities Assessments

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) have jointly launched a new scheme to certify engineers for their technical expertise and experience in improving the energy performance of industrial processes, systems and equipment. Announced at at the 8th edition of the Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the …

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Death of Singapore Armed Forces Regular Serviceman in Brunei

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman passed away after being hit by a falling tree branch in Brunei on Tuesday (9 October). In a press release on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) stated that 3rd Warrant Officer (3WO) Muhammad Sadikin Bin Hasban, 33,  was hit while supervising contractors performing maintenance work at a helicopter evacuation site at 08.27 am. It …

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