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Neyla Zannia

Documentation of diphtheria and measles vaccination required for foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes

Foreign-born children will have to submit documentation of diphtheria and measles vaccination as a prerequisite for the application of long-term immigration passes in Singapore with effect from 1 February 2019, announced the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday(18 October). In a press release, MOH stressed that vaccination confers a person protection against infectious diseases, and is especially important for children as they …

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Man fined $2,000 and issued disqualification order for pet abandonment

A 24-year-old man was fined $2,000 and issued a six-month disqualification order (DO) for pet abandonment, which disqualifies an individual from owning any animals, said Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Wednesday (17 October). According to the authority, it was alerted to a case of two cats found abandoned at the rooftop garden of a multi-storey carpark at Blk 504 Yishun …

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Man fined $7,600 for illegal import and possession of wildlife

A 28-year-old was fined $4,000 for the illegal import of a Leopard tortoise and an additional $3,000 fine for the possession of an African Spurred tortoise and $600 for keeping a Razor-back musk turtle at his place of residence.   This was revealed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) in a …

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Driver arrested for attempting to smuggle a man out of Singapore illegally

A 25-year-old male Indian national was found hidden in a luggage compartment of a registered bus at the Tuas checkpoint, after an officer at the checkpoint, stopped a departing Malaysia-registered bus driven by a male Malaysian for checks at the checkpoint on 14 October 2018 at about 9.20 pm. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared that the officer then spoke to the …

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Man arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade

A 21-year-old man was arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade, Singapore Customs (SC) announced in a joint press release with Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Monday (15 October). In the release, it was said that SC officers inspected two consignments at a warehouse at Woodlands Industrial Park and found …

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Singapore’s GDP grew by 2.6 percent in the third quarter of 2018

The Singapore economy grew by 2.6 percent on a year-on-year basis in the third quarter of 2018, moderating from the 4.1 percent growth in the previous quarter based on advance estimates. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on last Friday that the economy expanded by 4.7 percent, faster than the 1.2 percent growth in the preceding quarter on …

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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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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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