Daily Archives: 2019-03-06

Free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for Secondary 1 female students

The government will provide free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect current and future cohorts of Secondary 1 female students if they wish to protect them against cervical cancer starting from April 2019, Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor announced during her ministry’s Committee of Supply debate speech on Wednesday (6 March). She stated that all other female …

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Singapore’s gender wage gap widened in 2018

by ValueChampion Singapore has one of the world’s strongest economies and richest populations. However, it’s gender wage gap grew in 2018. We explored potential causes of the gap and this recent trend. Singapore’s economy is a world leader in many respects. However, one aspect for improvement is gender wage equality, which actually widened in 2018. In this study, we used data …

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Diplomacy “without a credible deterrent force capable of putting action to resolve” remains “hollow”: NTU military studies expert Ben Ho

While diplomacy primarily remains the ideal course of action for Singapore in the field of foreign affairs, deterrence serves to be more important as diplomacy will be “hollow” in the absence of “a credible deterrent force capable of putting action to resolve”, opines Ben Ho Wan Beng, Associate Research Fellow with the Military Studies Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School …

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Man sentenced to prison for two years and 11 months for forging certificates including NUS degree to obtain civil engineering jobs

A 49-year-old man was sentenced to two years and 11 months’ imprisonment on top of a S$1,600 fine on Tuesday (5 Mar) after spending four years fraudulently securing civil engineering jobs in 38 companies via forged academic transcripts. Chin Ming Lik plead guilty to eight charges slapped against him, which included forgery and making a false statutory declaration. It was …

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Mixed reaction from public over the move to abolish secondary school streaming

By 2024, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will put a complete stop to Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams in secondary schools. Instead, students will be embarking on a subject-based banding where they will be taking up subjects at higher or lower levels, based on their strengths. After implementing the old system for about four decades, Education Minister Ong …

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PUB issues default notice to Hyflux’s Tuaspring

A default notice to Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL), a subsidiary of Hyflux, was issued by the National water agency PUB to remedy defaults arising under the Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) between PUB and TPL. The authority stated in a press release on Tuesday (5 March) that TPL is to fully resolve all defaults within default notice period. If it does …

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