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Seven women inducted into Singapore Women's Hall of Fame

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
President Halimah, who is the patron of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), said ... She came to Singapore with her husband K ... SINGAPORE WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME. The British nurse, who came here in 1926, introduced infant and maternal health services in rural Singapore, which occupied almost half of the island at the time.
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ST News Night: SIA first in world to pilot Covid-19 travel pass in a trial

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - Get the latest news and updates on The Straits Times' News Night ... Singapore Airlines will be the world's first airline to use the International Air Transport Association's Travel Pass app in a trial ... in Singapore.
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PUB campaign highlights impact of climate change on Singapore's coastlines, water supply

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - A future where Singapore's reservoirs have no more water after ... "With the Government launching its Singapore Green Plan 2030, we felt it was also the right time to showcase PUB's efforts in adapting to climate change, which has a serious impact on our water resources.".
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Budget debate: Muis not aware of mislabelling of imported halal meat, ensures robust processes, says Masagos

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
Malaysia's New Straits Times had, in a Dec 28 report, quoted senior director in Jakim's research division, Dr Sirajuddin Suhaimee, saying that such mislabelling has "also occurred in Singapore before". "Because of this, Indonesia does not trust the (halal) meat from Singapore.
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NHB to call for public to contribute items for Founders' Memorial

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - The National Heritage Board (NHB) will from the third quarter of this begin collecting artefacts and stories for the Founders' Memorial, which is set to be unveiled in 2027 ... "(This will) encourage Singaporeans to contribute objects that best represent and characterise life in Singapore in recent times," he said.
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Budget debate: NHB to call for public to contribute items for Founders' Memorial

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - The National Heritage Board (NHB) will, from the third quarter of this year, begin collecting artefacts and stories for the Founders' Memorial, which is set to be unveiled in 2027 ... "(This will) encourage Singaporeans to contribute objects that best represent and characterise life in Singapore in recent times," he said.
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Most Singapore seniors are done with Covid-19 vaccination process in an hour or less

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - Waiting times for getting the Covid-19 vaccine at community clubs (CCs) appear to be acceptable to people, with most able to get in and out in an hour or less. About 20 people interviewed at Bishan, Serangoon, Teck Ghee and Woodlands Galaxy CCs last week said a significant amount of time was spent on their medical history.
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Singapore ranks First, India 26th in Asia-Pac in EFI

Beijing News 08 Mar 2021
"The foundations of Singapore's economic resilience and competitiveness include strong protection of property rights and effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws," said Mr Anthony Kim, research manager at The Heritage Foundation and editor of the index, to The Straits Times of Singapore.
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Doctor jailed and caned for assaulting girlfriend no longer allowed to practise

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - The doctor who was convicted last year of physically assaulting his then girlfriend, leaving her with a brain haemorrhage and fractures, has been struck off the Register of Medical Practitioners ... About a month later, during an argument, Teo assaulted her for the first time.
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Singapore stocks close 1.9 pct higher

China.dot.org 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Singapore stocks closed higher on Monday, with the ...
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Asian shares rise on back of US stimulus bill

The Irish Times 08 Mar 2021
Asian shares broadly rose on Monday after the passage of a $1.9 trillion (€1.6 trillion) US stimulus bill boosted optimism about the global economic recovery, with stock markets in Singapore and Malaysia outperforming on local company news ... The Singapore dollar dipped 0.2 per cent to its lowest since late November.
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Women and girls enjoy less freedom in the online space than in real Singapore: Sim Ann

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - In her course of work at the Ministry of Communications and Information, Ms Sim Ann has encountered cases of victims who experienced online harm. "From time to time, they've approached us to say 'my photos were stolen'," she said ... She was particularly struck by a related video that The Straits Times produced last month.
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Forum: Society must do its part in ex-offenders' rehab process

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
Being a former prison officer, I can say confidently that the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) gives equal importance to the safe custody and rehabilitation of prisoners ... There are two phases of rehabilitation ... In Singapore prisons, inmates spend more time on rehabilitative training than being locked up in their cells ... Pavithran Vidyadharan ....
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The Big Story: Vaccinations will be offered to migrant workers in S'pore

Straits Times 08 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show ... This brings the total package to $75 million ... Also on the show - assistant foreign editor Magdalene Fung shares more on The Straits Times' Invisible Asia ... We also share other Parliament highlights, as well as news in Singapore and around the world ....
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