Singapore morning news for January 16

Singapore morning news for January 16
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More dengue cases reported in Singapore, less common strain detected in more clusters
The number of dengue cases in Singapore has increased since the beginning of the year and it could go up further, with the Aedes mosquito population remaining high.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Sea robbery incidents in Singapore Strait hit 4-year high
A maritime information sharing centre has urged Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to step up cooperation on keeping the waters safe.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

First-time dog owner fined S$10,000 for abusing pet after neighbour films incident
A first-time dog owner was fined S$10,000 on Wednesday (Jan 15) for causing pain to his pet poodle, after a neighbour filmed an incident of the abuse and alerted authorities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

IKEA recalls travel mugs due to chemical concerns
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is recalling its Troligtvis line of travel mugs over concerns that the product may migrate excessive levels of chemicals.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

The not-so-obvious high cost of public healthcare in Singapore when compared to private hospitals
Healthcare is a major point of concern for Singaporeans. It’s a universal issue that is constantly debated by citizens and politicians alike.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore Pools’ online Toto Quick Pick, System Roll hit by software errors; MHA investigating
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is investigating after Singapore Pools’ Toto online system was hit by two software errors affecting Quick Pick and System Roll bets.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New platform set up for public to access mediation services
A new online service will make it easier for the public to engage professional mediators to settle disputes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Military leaders meet on tackling rise in sea robberies
Senior military leaders from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia met yesterday to discuss ways to combat the recent spike in sea robberies in the Singapore Strait.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PAP MP says lift for Marsiling Rise not upgraded due to cost limitation; SDP asks why must everything be calculated in dollars and cents
On Tuesday (14 January), the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) called for the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to install lifts in Block 115 and 119 Marsiling Rise that serves every floor.
— The Online Citizen

Gap in vegetable supply chain puts Cameron Highlands farmers in overdrive before CNY
Vegetables in Singapore could get costlier in the coming days, as farms grapple with high demand and unpredictable weather.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Crane operation to be safer with use of technology and new MoM guidelines
Increasing the use of technology alongside new workplace health and safety guidelines should make crane operations safer, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Wednesday (Jan 15).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New Zealand man fined for exploiting Singaporeans on working holiday
Four Singaporean women were hired for five days in 2017 to prune kiwifruit at an orchard in Pukehina, about 100km from Auckland.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOM: Singapore women earn 6% less than men in 2018, but gap is closing
In the country, even after controlling for factors such as education, age and working industry, a woman is more likely to earn less than her male colleague doing the identical job.
— The Online Citizen

High Court states SDP’s appeal against POFMA correction directions will be heard in chambers, not in open court
The court appeal by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) against the correction directions issued by Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, will not be heard in open court by the public or media, but in private chambers, says the High Court.
— The Online Citizen

85% of student-inmates score at least 3 passes in O-Level examinations: Amrin Amin
About 85 per cent of student-inmates who sat for the GCE O-Level examinations in 2019 scored at least three passes, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin on Wednesday (Jan 15).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore scientists part of ambitious project to map the human brain by 2024
Over 1,000 scientists in the Asia-Pacific region are harnessing particle accelerators to look deep into the human brain. The ambitious effort has far-reaching implications, including unlocking more effective treatments for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOF Budget Quiz 2020 back for the 10th year
Back for its 10th year, the Ministry of Finance’s (MOF) Budget Quiz returned on Wednesday (Jan 15).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New private home sales in December down 53% from November but up 10.6% from year ago: URA data
Developers in Singapore moved 538 private homes in December 2019, half of the 1,147 units they sold in the previous month amid a dearth of new launches.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ICA warns of traffic delays at checkpoints for Chinese New Year holidays
Those leaving Singapore between Friday and Jan 28 can expect a long wait, while those entering Singapore between Jan 25 and Jan 28 should be prepared for congestion, said ICA.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MAS launches new variable capital companies grant scheme to defray costs for fund managers
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday (Jan 15) launched a new variable capital companies (VCC) grant scheme to help fund managers defray costs when incorporating or registering a VCC.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Give workers permission to disrupt – one way Singapore businesses can accelerate digital transformation
Business leaders must shape an organisational culture that encourage workers to embrace digital transformation, says Randstad’s Clarence Quek.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Proposed dementia village at Gibraltar Crescent draws one bid
The proposed new concept dementia village occupying 10 bungalows at Gibraltar Crescent in Sembawang has attracted only one bid.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

4,295 awards presented to healthcare professionals
When senior nurse manager Sinnatamby Savithri realised that some of her patients in the dementia ward at Changi General Hospital (CGH) were showing signs of agitation and depression, she decided to do something about it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Attorney-General Lucien Wong reappointed for a second term
Attorney-General Lucien Wong will be serving a second term after his reappointment and swearing in ceremony at the Istana on Tue (14 Jan).
— The Online Citizen

February set to be the marry month of ‘I do’s’
Wedding bells will ring loudly in February this year, especially on two popular dates.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

JTC launches new initiative to attract talent and improve skills of workers in SMEs
A door has opened for about 14,000 enterprises across 100 industrial estates in Singapore to up their game in such areas as attracting talent and upskilling their existing workforce.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Heng Swee Keat: Bicentennial Experience reminds us of values that underpin S’pore story
The three fundamental values that underpin the S’pore story are openness, multiculturalism, & self determination.
— Mothership

Acting Secretary of the US Navy affirms defence relationship in meeting with Ng Eng Hen
Acting Secretary of the United States Navy Thomas B. Modly met Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday (Jan 15) and reaffirmed the excellent and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between the two countries, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Stateless man, 72, among 5 suspects arrested for trafficking S$100k worth of drugs in CNB operation
On January 14, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested five individuals, seizing more than 1.3kg of heroin in the process.
— Mothership

NTUC FairPrice warns of email scam offering customers S$145 to participate in survey
In a Facebook update on Jan. 14, NTUC FairPrice warned the public of a new scam targeting their customers.
— Mothership

More Singapore companies chose to list in Hong Kong in January
CTR Holdings, a provider of engineering services, is the second Singapore company that has picked Hong Kong over its home ground this year, even with the ongoing anti-government protests in the financial hub.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore launches new fund framework to bolster finance industry
Singapore launched a new corporate structure for investment funds with 20 so-called Variable Capital Companies (VCC) on Wednesday (Jan 15), a scheme designed to attract more funds to base themselves in the country.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Why Kubia is not in a rush to apply for Singapore’s digital bank license
It is no surprise that Singapore has been seeing a surge of non-banking institutions applying for a full digital banking license over the past few weeks.
— e27

Peeping Tom who was previously given probation gets jail after reoffending
Instead of going home after a night out visiting families for Hari Raya, a previously convicted Peeping Tom went to a nearby block intending to peek at girls inside their flats.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore widow, 60, allegedly loses almost S$55,000 to phone scammer impersonating DBS staff
A 60-year-old widow in Singapore has allegedly lost about S$55,000 to a scammer who pretended to be from DBS Bank.
— Mothership

Film-maker tells Sin Ming residents about online streaming of his film on culling of estate’s wild chickens
After failing to get the nod to screen his film in Sin Ming, a film-maker is going door to door to tell residents in the estate that he is streaming it online.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Driver in Lucky Plaza accident had licence immediately suspended, police reveal
The 64-year-old male driver who was arrested for dangerous driving causing death in the Lucky Plaza accident also had his driving licence suspended immediately, police said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Alleged rapist who smeared faeces in Supreme Court has ‘history of chronic constipation’, police looking into matter
The prosecutor and judge also agreed that the act of smearing faeces was entirely voluntary.
— Mothership

Debt collector who dressed in funeral garb to harass debtor sentenced to five weeks’ jail
January 15, 2020 5:44 PMSINGAPORE – garb, carried banners bearing a debtor’s face and created a commotion outside the man’s office to demand monies owed to his client.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

R-chord Hsieh’s wife suing him & new girlfriend, demanding S$180,000 compensation
She claimed that they were extremely open about their affair despite him being married.
— Mothership

Drunk man pushed fellow construction worker into drain, gets jail
He lost his balance in a drunken stupor and fell, but his fellow construction worker was watching a movie on his phone and did not help him up.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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