Singapore morning news for June 3

Singapore morning news for June 3

Singapore morning news

COVID-19 laws in force indefinitely after amendments which include new details for post-circuit breaker
Amendments to the COVID-19 regulations, which were published in the Government Gazette just before they expired on Jun 2, mean the laws are now in force indefinitely and not just during the circuit breaker period.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

544 new coronavirus cases, including 4 community cases
Three community cases are work pass holders, the fourth is a Singaporean or permanent resident.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Non-resident deposits in Singapore jump 44% to record S$62b in April
SINGAPORE saw a record jump in deposits in April as investors rushed to park funds here given its status as a safe haven amidst global market volatility, said analysts.
— The Business Times

Grab to bar passengers from front seat under new COVID-19 measures
Passengers will no longer be allowed to ride on the front seat beside the driver, Grab announced on Tuesday (Jun 2), part of a new suite of measures to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore to implement ICAO guidelines fully
Singapore will fully implement the Covid-19 guidelines proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as flights gradually resume worldwide.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SFA recalls Chang Soda Water due to presence of bromate
A recall has been issued for Chang Soda Water after bromate was detected in samples of the product, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Tuesday (Jun 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOM makes no specific mention of revoking EPs of foreigners found guilty of breaching COVID-19 measures
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will not hesitate to revoke the work passes of foreign individuals found guilty of flouting the country’s COVID-19 measures, regardless of the type of work pass and nationality they hold.
— The Online Citizen

Road Safety Month begins as Singapore reopens
The eighth Singapore Road Safety Month was launched on Tuesday (June 2), with traffic expected to increase as Singapore enters the first day of its post-circuit breaker reopening.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Catholic churches to reopen for private worship in Phase 1 after circuit breaker
The Catholic Church on Tuesday (Jun 2) decided to allow parishes to reopen for private worship in Phase 1 of Singapore’s post-circuit breaker period, reversing an earlier decision.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SICCI sets up Covid-19 task force to provide crisis support for SMEs
THE board of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), which began a new two-year term in the middle of a global pandemic, is prioritising aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them survive the crisis.
— The Business Times

Hong Kong’s loss may not necessarily be Singapore’s gain
A new low in United States-China relations is shifting investors’ focus from a simmering trade conflict to the risk of a potential financial war if Hong Kong’s status as a global financial hub is targeted.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

How climate change affects Singapore
Many might think that climate change is insignificant because we contribute just 0.11 per cent to global emissions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Roundup: Singapore ranks 16 in global startup ecosystems; Anthill invests in Indian travel-tech firm QuaQua
Anthill Ventures, others invest US$1M in Indian travel-tech startup QuaQua QuaQua, an India-based platform that delivers immersive virtual travel experiences, has raised US$1M funding from Singapore-based VC firm Anthill Ventures and other anonymous investors.
— e27

MOE to review how to ‘blend’ classroom and digital online learning as schools reopen after COVID-19 circuit breaker
The Ministry of Education (MOE) will review how to “blend” classroom learning and digital online learning to “harness the best of both worlds”, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Tuesday (Jun 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

From dawn to dusk, Singapore as it exits its COVID-19 circuit breaker: In pictures
People across Singapore started returning to work and school on Tuesday (Jun 2) as the country entered Phase 1 of lifting its “circuit breaker” measures, seven weeks after the curbs were implemented.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Govt and its partners to proactively reach out to 50,000 rental flat families to offer help
An initiative to pro-actively reach out to 50,000 low-income families living in rental flats will begin this month, to ensure no one falls through the cracks during the Covid-19 crisis.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Trains and roads more crowded after Singapore exits circuit breaker
With more people returning to work or school following the end of the COVID-19 “circuit breaker”, trains and roads were noticeably busier on Tuesday (Jun 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOM & MND: 11 new migrant worker dorms with improved standards to be constructed in the next couple of years
About 11 new purpose-built dormitories (PBDs) with higher standards will be built in the next one to two years to house up to 100,000 workers, said the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of National Development in a joint press release on Monday (1 June).
— The Online Citizen

7 individuals charged for Robertson Quay gathering during COVID-19 circuit breaker
Seven people were charged in court on Tuesday (2 June) for flouting Government prohibition on social gatherings during the COVID-19 circuit breaker.
— The Online Citizen

Man, 21, pleads guilty to committing loan-shark harassment during circuit breaker period
A full-time national serviceman (NSF) who left his home to commit loan-shark harassment during the circuit breaker period pleaded guilty to breaching safe distancing measures on Tuesday (June 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chinese migrant worker who died of COVID-19 was family’s sole breadwinner
The migrant worker from China who died of COVID-19 on May 31 was his family’s sole breadwinner.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore marks its last day of circuit breaker, says DPM Heng; Netizen asks if it considers as last day when not all businesses can reopen
There were more vehicles and people on the road as Singapore marks its “last day of the circuit breaker”, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday (1 June).
— The Online Citizen

Formula One organisers have to make their own decisions on the Singapore race amid COVID-19 uncertainty, says Minister Lawrence Wong
Organisers of large events such as Formula One and other sporting and musical events will have to make their own decisions on whether go ahead with their plans while recognising the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong during a media conference on Monday (1 June).
— The Online Citizen

Premier has lowest taxi rental rate after operators cut rebates
All taxi operators have followed ComfortDelGro’s lead in reducing rental rebates, although rental rates vary widely across companies.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ComfortDelGro cabbies to deliver medicine in new tie-up
COMFORTDELGRO Taxi has tied up with ALPS Pte Ltd, the supply chain arm of Singapore’s public healthcare system, to allow its cabbies to deliver essential medicines.
— The Business Times

Generation Grit: Once suicidal after accident leaves him paralysed, he finds hope in art
The last thing Mr Victor Hoon remembers of his accident in 2005 is speeding up on his motorcycle around a bend while on his way to a friend’s home.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hyflux and directors under criminal investigation for suspected false and misleading statements
Authorities have launched a joint investigation into Hyflux and its current and former directors for suspected false statements and disclosure requirement breaches, as well as potential non-compliance with accounting standards.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Jail, fine for woman who cheated 23 people after saying she had masks for sale on Carousell
A radiologist cheated 23 people of nearly $1,500 after duping them into believing that she had face masks to sell amid the coronavirus outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Bored’ expat reconnects patrons to Singapore’s shuttered bars
What pet project have you accomplished while stuck at home during the pandemic? One man used his time to call nearly 300 bars in Singapore and Bangkok – his two favorite cities – one by one every day for weeks to ask how they were getting by.
— Coconuts Singapore

Great Eastern offers 1,000 vacancies for agents, over 300 for trainees and interns
Great Eastern Holdings is offering vacancies, traineeships and internships to give job seekers, graduates and students opportunities amid the economic and employment uncertainty brought about by Covid-19, it said on Tuesday (June 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

1.5 million packets of counterfeit cigarettes seized, three arrested
Three men were arrested in simultaneous raids on at least eight locations for their suspected involvement in the import of 1.5 million packets of counterfeit cigarettes with a street value of over $1.1 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s XA Network invests in Vertex Ventures’s US$305M Fund IV
XA Network, an investment network comprising senior executives from leading global and regional technology companies, has invested an undisclosed amount in Vertex Venture’s fourth fund.
— e27

Coronavirus: Safe distancing concerns over crowds at Lucky Plaza
To send money to her family in the Philippines, Ms Em Jei Valdez, a foreign domestic worker (FDW) here for 13 years, had been using Singtel Dash since 2018.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore has to rethink its “addiction” to cheap labour and regionalise its economy post-COVID-19
On 15 May, CAPE and the Singapore Policy Journal hosted a forum titled “What are the ‘sacred cows’ that the outbreak of COVID-19 in Singapore has exposed and challenged?” about how the nation might emerge from this pandemic more resilient and equitable. T
— The Online Citizen

Youth pleads guilty to abusing maid and telling her she ‘had no right to be in Singapore’
A youth not only spat on his family’s domestic helper and threw a metal mug at her face which left her with injuries, but also told her that she was only a maid, was poor and had no right to be in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man found guilty of making 12-year-old stepdaughter use sex toy on him as alternative to beating
A 43-year-old man made his stepdaughter, then 12, masturbate him with a sex toy as an alternative to receiving beatings for her poor studies.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Probation for student who took upskirt videos even at his own school
A Republic Polytechnic (RP) student who recorded upskirt videos of multiple women at different places including his own school was sentenced on Tuesday (June 2) to 18 months’ probation.
— Straits Times (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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