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  • Drug offender on death row gets life sentence

    March 3, 2014 4:23 AM 6

    A drug trafficker awaiting capital punishment has been re-sentenced to life imprisonment, making him the first person to qualify for an exception under the revised Misuse of Drugs Act. SINGAPORE: A drug trafficker awaiting capital punishment has been re-sentenced to life imprisonment, making him the first person to qualify for an exception under the revised

  • Despite government efforts, high-rise littering in Singapore refuses to go away

    March 3, 2014 12:59 AM 11

    Figures from the National Environment Agency (NEA) show that 17 people were caught for tossing things such as cigarette butts, tissue paper and food waste out of flats in the span of two months ― Dec 4 last year to Feb 13 this year, an average of 8.5 cases per month. ― file picSINGAPORE, March 3 — The problem of high-rise littering appears to be rearing

  • REACH receives feedback on Budget

    March 3, 2014 12:54 AM 10

    Over 1,000 inputs on Budget 2014 have been received by government feedback unit REACH through its various platforms. Over half of the feedback was about initiatives announced to build a fair and equitable society. SINGAPORE: Over 1,000 inputs on Budget 2014 have been received by government feedback unit REACH through its various platforms. Over half of the feedback

  • More three-generation households in Singapore

    March 3, 2014 12:01 AM 21

    When their first child was born three weeks premature, financial services director Royce Lee and his wife, Sarah May, felt ill-prepared to care for the infant. So his parents moved in to help. That was eight years ago. The senior couple stayed on as Mr Lee and his wife had two more children. There are now eight people living under one roof in the family's

  • North West CDC sees 40% increase in volunteers

    March 2, 2014 8:14 PM 15

    The North West Community Development Council hopes to recruit more volunteers this year. It saw a 40 per cent increase in volunteers last year, compared to 2012. SINGAPORE: The North West Community Development Council hopes to recruit more volunteers this year. It saw a 40 per cent increase in volunteers last year, compared to 2012. Mayor for North West District

  • Man arrested for alleged cheating at Marina Bay Sands casino

    March 2, 2014 2:37 PM 14

    Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for suspected cheating at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino. He was arrested on Saturday by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department. They also seized several items, which are believed to have been used by the suspect to facilitate his crime.

  • S'pore may experience occasional slight haze: NEA

    March 2, 2014 2:03 PM 3

    In its latest haze advisory, NEA said the prevailing northeasterly winds will keep the haze from Sumatra away from Singapore “for the next few days”. But it cautioned the island may experience a slight haze occasionally due to the accumulation of particulate matter, especially in the mornings.  SINGAPORE: In its latest haze advisory, NEA said the prevailing

  • Record-breaking mass Taiji at Yio Chu Kang stadium

    March 2, 2014 11:45 AM 24

    3,818 people set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records on Sunday morning for the most number of people doing Taiji. SINGAPORE: 3,818 people set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records on Sunday morning for the most number of people doing Taiji. They beat the previous record set in 2012, when some 2,500 people came together for Taiji

  • Haze: S'pore urges Indonesia to share evidence on errant firms

    March 1, 2014 10:47 AM 8

    Singapore has reiterated its call to the Indonesian government to share evidence relating to any involvement by Singapore-linked companies or Singaporeans in illegal land clearing practices in Indonesia. SINGAPORE: Singapore has reiterated its call to the Indonesian government to share evidence relating to any involvement by Singapore-linked companies

  • 61 arrested in forested areas in Punggol

    March 1, 2014 9:36 AM 7

    Sixty-one foreign nationals were arrested in the forested areas in Punggol during an operation on Friday night. The suspects are believed to have used the cover of the forest for various illicit activities such as vice and gambling. The suspects, comprising men and women, were arrested for wilful trespass on state land or offences under the Women's Charter