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Clear targets a must for climate-change action

As discussions around climate change grow in urgency in Singapore and across the globe, the need for a common set of standards and definitions of key terms is increasing. Yet, governments and companies around the world are still…

Singapore needs common framework for climate-change disclosures: panel

With the growing urgency and import of climate-change action, it’s time for Singapore to adopt a common reporting framework for climate-related financial disclosures, to improve the consistency and comparability of the information put out by companies here. The…

Suntec City rolls out enhanced safety measures and tenant support for Phase 2

Suntec City, on Thurs announced that it was stepping up its health and safety measures, as well as introducing additional support for its mall tenants through Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Aside from continuing high-frequency cleaning and disinfection of…

Visitors to Alexandra Hospital ward barred after employee tests positive for Covid-19

Visitors will be barred from a ward in Alexandra Hospital until further notice after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. She was among the four unlinked cases reported by MOH on Wed. In a FB post on Thurs…

KFC outlet in West Coast closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19

A staff member at a KFC outlet in Jalan Mas Puteh, near West Coast Road, tested positive for the Covid-19 virus on Wed. The employee last worked at the KFC outlet on Mon. The outlet has been closed…

JTC and Glodon sign memorandum of understanding to improve cost management for construction projects

JTC and Glodon, a digital building platforms and services provider, have signed a MOU to drive collaboration and develop a cost mgmt system for construction projects. On Thurs, JTC and Glodon said the system will aim to integrate…

Yankee Candle distributor bracing itself for tough times ahead

The raft of government support and other relief measures last year helped get the local distributor of Yankee Candle through what has been annus horribilis for many retailers, but even more challenging times may lie ahead. The ending…

S’pore landlords step up to help retail tenants but sector still needs more rental support

Corporate landlords have been stepping up to help hard-pressed retail tenants amid new Covid-19 curbs that are keeping shoppers out of the malls. At least five mall operators have pledged to help tenants hit by the stricter measures.…

Suntec City joins list of dine-in areas for front-line workers

Food delivery riders, safe distancing ambassadors and other essential workers can now dine in at Suntec City in two zones, following a ban on dining in at eateries and restaurants until June 13. The mall has designated the…

Singapore Polytechnic student, Times Bookstore employee among 6 unlinked community cases; Changi Airport cluster hits 100

There were 27 cases in the community, MOH said. Another 14 cases were imported, bringing the total number of cases on Thurs to 41. The Changi Airport cluster saw four new additions — including two students from the…

Family of cyclist killed by e-scooter rider calls 12-week jail sentence ‘too lenient’

The family of a 64-year-old woman, who died almost two years ago after an escooter rider crashed into her, told TODAY that they were “really disappointed and saddened” by a district court’s sentence handed down on Thurs. Ong…

Quarantine with my son teaches me some things are so precious

Our route to quarantine was a topsy-turvy ride of emotions. When I heard that my son’s pri school had two Covid-19 cases, it was easy to stifle the stab of dread I felt. A representative of St Stephen’s…

Golden Village still hopeful about healthy turnout at cinemas

While there was a decrease in the number of moviegoers at cinemas over the weekend when tighter safety measures kicked in, GV “remains hopeful for a healthy turnout” ahead of the mid-year school holidays. This even after Hollywood…

Singapore can’t afford to slacken in Covid-19 efforts: PM Lee

Singapore cannot afford to slacken in its effort to keep Covid-19 in check as the Sars-CoV-2 virus will rear its head in new and unimaginable ways, said PM Lee. While the country has kept its number of Covid-19…

‘We know how it feels’: Logistics firm owners create space for delivery riders amid COVID-19 dine-in restrictions

When dining-in restrictions were announced recently, the owners of a logistics firm thought about one group of people who will be affected – food delivery riders. Mr Muhammad Adha and Mr Muhammad Ikhbar, co-owners of Bao Logistics, realised…

Blow dart found in dead civet in Kembangan residence

ACRES said on Thurs it has filed a case with the authorities after a dead civet was found with a dart embedded in its body. The civet carcass was discovered by Mr Martin Yeoh, who found it in…

Singapore launches global voluntary carbon exchange and marketplace

DBS, SGX, StanChart and Temasek Holdings said on Thurs that they are joining forces to develop a Singapore based global carbon exchange and marketplace for high-quality carbon credits. “There’s a degree of distrust in these markets as there’s…

Residents of Blk 506 Hougang Avenue 8 to undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests

Residents who are staying at Blk 506 Hougang Ave 8 have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests after “a few” infected cases were confirmed to be staying in the block, MOH said on Thurs. MOH did not specify the…

Jailed: E-scooter rider who caused elderly cyclist’s death in Bedok

A 22-year-old e-scooter rider who crashed into a 64-year-old female cyclist at high speed on a shared path in Bedok in Sept 2019, causing her fatal injuries, was on Thurs jailed for 12 weeks. Malaysian Hung Kee Boon…

8 Britons fined $3,000 for breaching COVID-19 measures on yacht

Eight Britons who were among a group of 10 people who breached COVID-19 rules at a party on board a yacht on 26 Dec last year were on Thurs fined $3,000 each. For five hours, the group on…

Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore cancelled due to pandemic

The Shangri-La Dialogue Asian security summit that was due to be held in Singapore next month has been cancelled, the organisers said on Thurs, citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on the host country. This year’s…

Couple who allegedly sprayed disinfectant, hurled vulgarities at neighbours to be charged with harassment

A couple will be charged for their suspected involvement in intentionally causing harassment to their neighbours, said SPF on Thurs. The alleged acts of harassment include the use of vulgarities and insulting remarks at their neighbours, spraying disinfectant…

Hotels seeing staycation cancellations following new two-person COVID-19 restriction

Booking cancellations have gone up at some hotels, following the announcement last week that each room may only accommodate up to two guests amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. Most of the hotels CNA spoke to also said…

The great pity behind the cancelling of the WEF meeting

On Mon, WEF announced it would cancel its meeting in Singapore. Originally intended for May 2021 and then delayed for three months, WEF cited the uncertain and worsening COVID-19 situation in many countries of the world in its…

3 more inmates at Changi Prison test positive for COVID-19

Inmates and employees from a COVID-19-affected section at Changi Prison Complex will undergo repeated testing, after three more inmates tested positive for the virus, said SPS on Wed. The inmates worked at the same prison kitchen as Case…

Takashimaya, Mustafa Centre visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

Takashimaya and Mustafa Centre were on Wed added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. The Rochor Beancurd House at Geylang Road, the IKEA outlet at Alexandra Road, Paragon and…

What lies beneath the unhappiness over Covid resurgence in S’pore?

There is a word from the ancient Greeks that might explain why some, perhaps many, Singaporeans have turned from being very appreciative of the Government’s valiant effort in containing the pandemic last year to feeling let down by…

Concern for economic impact must be balanced against greater consequences

I refer to the article “Shortfall of 130,000 workers if S’pore had shut borders” (May 19). The figures provided by MOM do not provide a clear enough picture. They were based on the assumption that the borders were…

Use rapid testing, swabbing and disciplined segregation to let foreign workers in safely

Barring foreign workers for prolonged periods has a serious impact on both our economy and way of life. Can we import foreign workers in tightly regulated bubbles, carefully applying current technology and present methods? For example, foreign workers…

Any cancelling of BTO flat purchase must come with penalty

Mr Lim Chong Leong suggests that HDB allow successful BTO flat applicants who are affected by construction delays to opt for resale flats without forfeiting their deposit (Let those affected by BTO delay buy resale flats without penalty,…

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