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Contractor, supplier jointly at fault in crane accident

Contractor, supplier jointly at fault in crane accident
SINGAPORE: The fault for a tower crane’s wire rope snapping, sending a 500kg load crashing onto a container site office in a 2009 accident that killed one and severely injured another, lies equally with the crane supplier and the contractor operating...

Strength of govt’s investment system is “we have assets that exceed our liabilities”: Tharman

Strength of govt’s investment system is “we have assets that exceed our liabilities”: Tharman
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam fielded questions about the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and retirement adequacy at a forum organised by the Institute of Policy Studies on Tuesday (July 22).  Questions tou...

Philippine partners responsible for maid documentation, say S'pore agencies

Philippine partners responsible for maid documentation, say S'pore agencies
SINGAPORE: Singaporean Yvonne Phua, who is currently under arrest in the Philippines for suspected human trafficking, allegedly brought Filipino maids into Singapore illegally as a recruiter for PEM Maid Employment Agency. But the agency claims that ...

31 schools over-subscribed for P1 registration Phase 2B

31 schools over-subscribed for P1 registration Phase 2B
SINGAPORE: More schools are likely to conduct balloting this year for Phase 2B of the Primary One school registration, which ended today (July 22).Balloting takes place when there are more children registered than the number of vacancies available. P...

PM Lee congratulates Indonesia's Joko Widodo on election win

PM Lee congratulates Indonesia's Joko Widodo on election win
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated Joko Widodo on winning the Indonesia election.In a Facebook post on Tuesday (July 22), Mr Lee said that he was “looking forward to working with (Mr Widodo) to strength Indonesia-Singapore fr...

CPF system will evolve to meet changing needs: DPM Tharman

CPF system will evolve to meet changing needs: DPM Tharman
SINGAPORE: The Government is considering studying ways to provide better options for Central Provident Fund (CPF) members who are able to take higher risks to earn higher income from investing their CPF monies. Speaking at a forum on CPF and Retireme...

First Sponsor Group makes SGX debut

First Sponsor Group makes SGX debut
SINGAPORE: First Sponsor Group, a China-focused real estate company, made its debut on the mainboard on Tuesday (July 22). The counter started the day at S$1.47 - 3 cents below its Initial Public Offering (IPO) price of S$1.50.The shares hit an intra...

3 Singapore food chains say they don't import meat from scandal-hit factory

3 Singapore food chains say they don't import meat from scandal-hit factory
SINGAPORE: Three of Singapore's fast food chains say they do not import meat from the Shanghai factory that is at the heart of China's stale meat scandal.Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant - a supplier to McDonald's and KFC in China - f...

Match-fixer Eric Ding’s sentencing adjourned to Thursday

Match-fixer Eric Ding’s sentencing adjourned to Thursday
SINGAPORE: Convicted match-fixer Eric Ding will know his fate on Thursday (July 24), after Tuesday’s session to decide on his sentence was adjourned. The businessman was found guilty on July 1 of three charges of bribing three Lebanese football offic...

48 students receive MND EDGE scholarships

48 students receive MND EDGE scholarships
SINGAPORE: There are 48 recipients for scholarships offered by the Ministry of National Development's Executive Development and Growth Exchange (MND EDGE) programme this year.They received certificates from National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan...

Bringing 'good people' into Public Service more challenging now: DPM Teo

Bringing 'good people' into Public Service more challenging now: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Bringing "good people" into the Public Service is now more challenging than it was in the 1970s or 80s, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.With the growth of the Singapore economy, DPM Teo noted there are many more attractive opportu...

Social services should be included in infrastructure planning: Chan Chun Sing

Social services should be included in infrastructure planning: Chan Chun Sing
SINGAPORE: The social service sector must be elevated to be equally important as national defence and healthcare, said Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (July 22), at a conference organised by the National Council of So...

85-year-old man dies of dengue, the second such death this year

85-year-old man dies of dengue, the second such death this year
SINGAPORE: An elderly man has died from dengue fever, the second such death this year. He was an 85-year-old resident of Joo Chiat Lane, and the area was a former dengue cluster and had 15 cases.The patient was diagnosed with dengue and admitted to P...

More S'pore consumers worried about job prospects, saving more: Survey

More S'pore consumers worried about job prospects, saving more: Survey
SINGAPORE: Consumer confidence in Singapore remains fairly constant in the second quarter of 2014, with a slight dip driven by an increase in consumers who feel worried about their future job prospects.This is according to the latest Nielsen Global S...

CPF under review to better buffer against inflation: Manpower Minister

CPF under review to better buffer against inflation: Manpower Minister
SINGAPORE:  The Government is looking at how it calculates the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Minimum Sum figure, and the amount by which it should go up every year, based on inflation, said Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin on Tuesday (July 22) at a for...

Liverpool legends to challenge Singapore footballing heroes

Liverpool legends to challenge Singapore footballing heroes
SINGAPORE: A team of former Liverpool players will face off against several of Singapore’s football heroes, in an 11-a-side match at Jalan Besar Stadium on Nov 15. The team, which will include Steve McManaman, Michael Thomas, Phil Babb, Steve Harknes...

450,000 seniors to receive Pioneer Generation Package pack next month

450,000 seniors to receive Pioneer Generation Package pack next month
SINGAPORE: About 450,000 seniors can expect to receive their Pioneer Generation Package welcome pack next month.The welcome pack contains the Pioneer Generation Card, which entitles seniors to receive special subsidies at general practitioner (GP) an...

SingTel donates S$1.1m to Enabling Innovation Centre

SingTel donates S$1.1m to Enabling Innovation Centre
SINGAPORE: SG Enable, the agency dedicated to enabling people with disabilities, got a boost on Tuesday (July 22) with a S$1.1 million donation from Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) to help establish and operate the Enabling Innovation Centre (...

Playing with sparklers? Be responsible, say the police

Playing with sparklers? Be responsible, say the police
SINGAPORE: The police have issued an advisory on the safe use of sparklers in the lead-up to the Hari Raya Puasa celebrations.“While the importation and sale of some types of sparklers are legal in Singapore, the use of sparklers should be done in a ...

Google honours Singapore national anthem composer Zubir Said

Google honours Singapore national anthem composer Zubir Said
SINGAPORE: On what would have been his 107th birthday, local composer Zubir Said - best known for composing Singapore's national anthem - received a digital homage: His own Google Doodle.The personalised caricature of Zubir Said in front of the Googl...

HDB resale flat sellers can ask for extension of stay

HDB resale flat sellers can ask for extension of stay
SINGAPORE: Sellers of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats will be able to negotiate with their buyers for a temporary extension of stay in their flats, allowing them to stay in their former homes for up to three months, the HDB said on Tuesday ...

More than 1,000 dengue cases reported in past 11 days

More than 1,000 dengue cases reported in past 11 days
SINGAPORE: The number of dengue cases continues to climb in Singapore, with more than 1,000 dengue cases added to the figure reported on July 10, according to data from the National Environment Agency (NEA).The NEA website on dengue showed that 11,22...

Keppel subsidiary OMS gets go-ahead to explore seabed for minerals

Keppel subsidiary OMS gets go-ahead to explore seabed for minerals
SINGAPORE: Ocean Mineral Singapore (OMS), a local firm majority owned by Keppel Corp, has obtained international approval to explore the ocean seabed for minerals.The approval from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) - an entity established unde...

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