Correspondent

Govt helps create affordable “budget” international schools for expats to work and stay in S’pore

It was reported on ST today (24 Dec) that the Government has launched two tenders for affordable foreign school operators last year so as to help foreign expats cope with the high education costs and to ensure that Singapore remains cost-competitive for international businesses operating here. These “budget” international schools would go a long way to help the many expats …

Read More »

ICA blames bomb hoax, cars breaking down and rampant queue-cutting for “exacerbating” jams

Instead of addressing commuters’ concerns that the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) is not opening up more lanes to expedite the immigration process at checkpoints, ICA blamed a bomb hoax, 2 incidents of cars breaking down and rampant queue-cutting for “exacerbating” the horrific jams at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. In a statement to the media yesterday (19 Dec), ICA …

Read More »

SGH acknowledges shortcomings in training and assessment of competency of its nurses after a nurse administered an overdose of anesthetic 10 times the prescribed amount

It was reported in the media yesterday (19 Dec) that an elderly patient, Madam Chow Fong Heng, was accidentally given an overdose of anaesthetic 10 times the prescribed dose at SGH. The incident happened two years ago. Madam Chow, who was a dialysis patient, was admitted to SGH on 24 May, 2016. Few days later, she was found to be …

Read More »

Foreign Talent: Australia offers more security to expats compared to Singapore

Indian national Vicky Gautam who currently lives in Sydney posted an article on Quora recently, comparing working and living in Singapore and Australia. He has lived and worked in Singapore before. In terms of salary, he said Singapore can offer better. “Any time Singapore is better as jobs offers better remuneration or lets say in hand salary,” he said. “There …

Read More »

MP Zainal: Landscape workers can be paid more with necessary training and skills

MP Zainal Sapari who is also the Chairman of Tripartite Cluster for Landscape Industry (TCL) replied to a ST Forum letter today, showing that the government has done much to help Singaporean workers in the landscape industry (‘Much being done to help those in landscape industry’, 17 Dec). “When the Landscape Progressive Wage Model (PWM) was implemented in 2016, the …

Read More »