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SINGAPORE: Nearly 30 trade associations and chambers have come together to issue a joint statement on Tuesday (Jan 19) pledging support for fair hiring and employment practices.  A press release from the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), which coordinated the joint statement, said the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented economic disruption for businesses and their
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SINGAPORE: A pilot programme for some nightclubs and karaoke outlets to reopen with COVID-19 safety measures in place has been deferred until further notice, amid an increase in the number of community cases. This was announced on Tuesday (Jan 19) by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). Advertisement Advertisement
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SINGAPORE: A woman went on trial on Tuesday (Jan 19) for allegedly abusive behaviour, such as repeatedly splashing water down into her first-floor neighbour’s condominium unit and deliberately bouncing a ball and causing “unreasonable noise”. Madam Helen Lim Hai Loon is accusing Lee Soh Geok in a private prosecution of abusive behaviour likely to cause harassment
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SINGAPORE: Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s announcement about the latest updates to its terms and conditions last week resulted in public backlash, as well as a significant number of users reportedly switching to Signal and Telegram. The exodus was so serious WhatsApp had to issue a further clarification to explain the changes. Advertisement Advertisement READ: WhatsApp’s clarifications on
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SINGAPORE: Construction demand is expected to make a moderate recovery in 2021, largely supported by public sector demand, with a number of “major” infrastructure projects to be awarded this year, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said on Monday (Jan 18). BCA projected that S$23 billion to S$28 billion worth of construction contracts will be
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SINGAPORE: Several shopping centres were on Monday (Jan 18) added to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. Lot One Shoppers’ Mall and Junction 10 were among the new places on the list, as well as Sembawang Shopping Centre. Advertisement Advertisement Also added to the list was
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 14 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday (Jan 18), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Two cases are in the community and there are no new cases in foreign workers’ dormitories. Advertisement Advertisement Both community cases are linked to the Case 59280 cluster, which began after a police para-veterinarian tested positive for COVID-19.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 14 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday (Jan 18), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Two cases are in the community and there are no new cases in foreign workers’ dormitories. Advertisement Advertisement Both community cases are linked to the Case 59280 cluster, which began after a police para-veterinarian tested positive for COVID-19.
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported on Sunday (Jan 17) that two new community COVID-19 cases were linked to a police para-veterinarian who had earlier tested positive, forming Singapore’s latest cluster. The two cases reported on Sunday are a police administrative officer who works with the para-vet at the police K-9 unit at 2 Mowbray Road, and a family
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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rebounded by 6.8 per cent year-on-year in December, mainly due to a rise in shipments of non-electronic products such as specialised machinery and non-monetary gold. Electronics also grew from a low base a year ago. The rise comes after a 5 per cent decrease in November, official data from Enterprise
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SINGAPORE: When messaging app WhatsApp’s new privacy policy sparked a global exodus from its services, Mr Darren Chin’s company — a local tech firm — decreed that its entire staff was to cease using the Facebook-owned platform for work. “We’ve all been using WhatsApp for many years, but the company’s top management decided to ban
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 30 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sunday (Jan 17), including two infections in the community, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its preliminary daily update. The remaining 28 cases are imported and were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore, said MOH. Advertisement Advertisement There are no new cases
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SINGAPORE: A team from Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau is assisting with the probe into the Sriwijaya Air plane crash, said Singapore’s Ministry of Transport on Sunday (Jan 17). The two investigators arrived in Jakarta on Wednesday after Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee accepted Singapore’s offer to help with the investigation. Advertisement Advertisement Flight SJ182 lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes
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SINGAPORE: Those taking cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) courses will soon be able to practise the emergency procedure on female physiques, with the launch of a female CPR manikin vest by the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF). The vest, launched in conjunction with National Life Saving Day 2021, has been described as the “first of its kind” and can be
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SINGAPORE: In a special edition of the World Economic Forum annual report released on Dec 16, Singapore was listed as one of the digitally advanced countries well-placed to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was ranked sixth in the world for information and communications technology adoption and digital skills, and third in
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LIVERPOOL: Over the last 20 years or so, I have played a kind of migration ping-pong between the United Kingdom and Singapore.  In between undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the UK, I returned to Singapore to work, marry, and build an academic career. Advertisement Advertisement In my initial years of back and forth, I had
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Saturday (Jan 16) that allegations of its interference with a transgender student’s decision to go on hormone replacement therapy are “not true”. The 18-year-old said in a Reddit post on Thursday that the ministry had intervened, preventing the junior college student from obtaining a doctor’s referral letter
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SINGAPORE: All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore, announced the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (Jan 16). This will take effect from 11.59pm on Jan 24, as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 24 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Saturday (Jan 16), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its preliminary daily update. Five cases are locally transmitted, of which four are in the community and one is a resident of a migrant workers’ dormitory.  Advertisement Advertisement The remaining 19 cases are imported and were placed on stay-home
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SINGAPORE: Several shopping malls and food and beverage outlets were on Friday (Jan 15) added to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. Multiple outlets at Downtown East in Pasir Ris were among the new places listed, including Market Square, the FairPrice outlet and Yam’s Kitchen restaurant
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