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ITE and poly students welcome ASPIRE recommendations

ITE and poly students welcome ASPIRE recommendations
SINGAPORE: Students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnics Channel NewsAsia spoke to welcomed recommendations like the place-and-train programme, released by the the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) Comm...

'Crucial' to continue promoting ASEAN's role: Shanmugam

'Crucial' to continue promoting ASEAN's role: Shanmugam
SINGAPORE: It is crucial to continue promoting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) central role in the regional architecture, if the association is to play a pivotal role in advocating cooperation, peace and stability in the region, s...

Singapore aims to step up engagement of Africa: Shanmugam

Singapore aims to step up engagement of Africa: Shanmugam
SINGAPORE: Singapore aims to gradually step up its engagement of Africa. Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said this at a welcome lunch for African officials on Monday afternoon (Aug 25).He added that Singapore will continue to enhance its knowled...

Some employers, HR experts welcome ASPIRE's recommendations

Some employers, HR experts welcome ASPIRE's recommendations
SINGAPORE: Some employers and human resource experts have welcomed the recommendations made by the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) Committee on Monday (Aug 25), which include providing Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and ...

Man arrested for Thomson Road hit-and-run accident

Man arrested for Thomson Road hit-and-run accident
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident along Thomson Road on Saturday (Aug 16). A female pedestrian had serious injuries to her head and hand after the accident at 1:55am.The driver did not stop an...

Mindset change needed for ASPIRE's recommendations to work

Mindset change needed for ASPIRE's recommendations to work
SINGAPORE: If implemented well, new programmes that integrate work and study for fresh polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates could be a game-changer in Singapore. The key is getting employers, parents and students to buy in...

PM Lee congratulates Thailand's new leader

PM Lee congratulates Thailand's new leader
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Aug 25) sent a congratulatory letter to Thailand's new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on his appointment. General Prayuth, Thailand's army chief who spearheaded its latest coup, was formally endo...

Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs go digital

Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs go digital
SINGAPORE: More than a decade after they were launched, the memoirs of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew were finally released as e-books on Monday (Aug 25).In the author’s note to the e-book edition, Mr Lee, who is Singapore's founding father and ...

Place-and-Train programme good way to find skilled workers: SAESL

Place-and-Train programme good way to find skilled workers: SAESL
SINGAPORE: One of the ASPIRE committee's recommendations, announced at a news conference on Monday (Aug 25), is to launch new programmes which integrate study and work for polytechnic and ITE graduates. Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL), which h...

Singapore farmers can tap on S$63m fund to boost yields, productivity

Singapore farmers can tap on S$63m fund to boost yields, productivity
SINGAPORE: Local farmers can look forward to more financial assistance to transform their farms and nurseries into high-tech, productive plots, after the Government pledged S$63 million to aid their efforts. Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, Minister of State...

ACCORD restructured to better engage community

ACCORD restructured to better engage community
SINGAPORE: The Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) has been restructured to better engage various segments of the community and strengthen support for National Service and Total Defence.Three new sub-councils have been created...

 Major reforms of Singapore's insolvency laws expected: Indranee Rajah

Major reforms of Singapore's insolvency laws expected: Indranee Rajah
SINGAPORE: Major reforms of insolvency laws are in the process of being enacted, as Singapore tries to position itself as a regional hub for insolvency work and debt restructuring, said Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah on Monday (Aug 2...

Alleged 'Messiah' hacker faces 105 more charges

Alleged 'Messiah' hacker faces 105 more charges
SINGAPORE: Suspected hacker James Raj Arokiasamy, who reportedly goes by the moniker "The Messiah", was handed an additional 105 charges in court on Monday (Aug 25).This includes charges for securing unauthorised access into the Fuji Xerox webserver ...

New IT system will consolidate patients' records across nursing homes

New IT system will consolidate patients' records across nursing homes
SINGAPORE: An upcoming integrated IT system aims to provide timelier delivery of nursing home residents' electronic health records, helping the institutions offer better care and reduce the likelihood of hospital readmissions.The Agency for Integrate...

Construction workers scramble to move fallen tree obstructing Still Road

Construction workers scramble to move fallen tree obstructing Still Road
SINGAPORE: A fallen tree briefly blocked off all the lanes on Still Road on Monday (Aug 26), but a group of construction workers quickly cleared the obstruction, allowing vehicles to pass.All three lanes along Still Road, heading toward Eunos, were r...

CHC trial: Kong asked for MD title on Xtron name card, emails show

CHC trial: Kong asked for MD title on Xtron name card, emails show
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee had asked for name cards stating he was the managing director of Xtron Productions, it was revealed in court on Monday (Aug 25).But his co-accused and the church's deputy senior pastor, Tan Ye Peng, tol...

Outgoing STTA President Lee Bee Wah nominates Ellen Lee as successor

Outgoing STTA President Lee Bee Wah nominates Ellen Lee as successor
SINGAPORE: Current Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) President Lee Bee Wah on Monday (Aug 25) nominated Sembawang GRC MP Ellen Lee as her successor.This means that the 56-year-old lawyer will contest for the position once the nomination proce...

Inflation eases further in July on lower COE premiums

Inflation eases further in July on lower COE premiums
SINGAPORE: Inflation in Singapore retreated further in July as Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums fell, the Department of Statistics said on Monday (Aug 25).The consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.2 per cent in July from a year ago, slowing from...

Tax arrears at a record low, with more filing taxes on time: IRAS

Tax arrears at a record low, with more filing taxes on time: IRAS
SINGAPORE: On-time tax return filing rates have improved across all tax types, and tax arrears here are at a "record low", the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said on Monday (Aug 25).In its annual report for the Financial Year (FY) 2013/...

New platform, track for Tanah Merah MRT station in 2024

New platform, track for Tanah Merah MRT station in 2024
SINGAPORE: By 2024, commuters can expect faster MRT travel to the Singapore Expo and Changi Airport. That's because a new platform will be added to the Tanah Merah MRT station, giving it three platforms and four tracks in total. Enhancement works wil...

Government accepts ASPIRE committee recommendations

Government accepts ASPIRE committee recommendations
SINGAPORE: Singapore is looking at a major transformation of its education and career landscape. The committee tasked with reviewing polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) studies on Monday (Aug 25) released a list of 10 recommendatio...

SCC mourns after shock death of sports pioneer

SCC mourns after shock death of sports pioneer
The Singapore Cricket Club said in a statement that president Michael Grice passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning “following an accidental fall at the club”.

Committee could explore options for Lease Buyback Scheme

Committee could explore options for Lease Buyback Scheme
Concern over outliving the 30-year lease is a common one, and is an area the Government can provide more clarity on, says Madam Halimah Yacob.

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