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betty July 5, 2022

SINGAPORE – Singapore and Morocco have agreed to collaborate on carbon markets and work together to provide technical assistance to governments in Africa. At the end of a three-day official visit to mark 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday (July 4) that a memorandum of understanding, which was […]

betty July 5, 2022

SINGAPORE – About 2,400 to 3,800 reports of unsafe work activities were made to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) each year over the past five years, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng on Monday (July 4). In a written parliamentary reply, he said MOM takes every report seriously and inspects workplaces when necessary. Of the […]

betty July 5, 2022

SINGAPORE – Companies looking to upskill their workers will find tips and strategies on how to do so at the SkillsFuture Forum on Tuesday (July 5). The forum, titled “Making upskilling work: By the workplace, for the workplace”, will be held at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Paya Lebar. It is organised by SkillsFuture Singapore […]

betty July 5, 2022

Monday’s (Jul 4) discussion on the economy and cost of living was wide-ranging – covering recession risks, inflation, and fiscal and monetary steps to support businesses and households, among others. The supplementary questions posed by members of the House were strong, compared with their pre-submitted ones.

betty July 5, 2022

SINGAPORE –  Neighbourhood general practitioners (GPs) have been relying on long-term relationships with their older patients to help them navigate concerns over potential side effects and allergies from Covid-19 vaccine shots.  Dr Tan Teck Jack, chief executive of Northeast Medical Group, said he would spend more time speaking to the senior patients who see him […]

betty July 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – Staff members were taking their lunch when the fire alarm went off, triggering their immediate evacuation from a five-storey industrial building in Tuas on Monday (July 4). The blaze – involving waste paper and electronic products – broke out on the third floor, with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) saying on Facebook […]

betty July 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – Singapore collected more taxes and saved more money last year than originally projected, which is precisely why the Government was able to mount the recent $1.5 billion support package to help people cope with inflation, and fund it from its current budget, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday […]

betty July 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – The Malaysian authorities have not given any indication to Singapore as to when they will lift the chicken export ban. Asked by Mr Alex Yam (Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC) if the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has received any indication from the Malaysian authorities as to when they might review or end the ban, Minister […]

betty July 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – People from minority races are disproportionately represented in Singapore’s prison inmate population as well as crime statistics, and the Government is careful about disclosing the racial composition of such figures as it might further entrench stereotypes. Making this point in Parliament on Monday (July 4), Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam said […]

betty July 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – The Chief Public Defender, who will head the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) targeted to be set up by year end, can approve criminal legal aid to Singaporeans and permanent residents who pass the means and merits tests, but can also refuse to give aid. However, the Law Minister can override any decision not […]

betty July 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – In providing financial help, the Government’s approach is to provide short-term relief while supporting longer-term economic restructuring, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said in Parliament on Monday (July 4). “That means our fiscal support must continue to ensure the right incentives for businesses to build their capabilities, and become more energy efficient and […]