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The WEATHER on FRIDAY (19 Jul 2002): Showers with thunder in the late morning and early afternoon, mainly over eastern, western and southern Singapore.     WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SATURDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers with thunder.  SUNDAY: Morning Showers.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   6.20am  2.2m   6.37pm  2.4m      SUN Sunrise  7.06am    Sunset 7.17pm   MOON  Moonrise  2.46pm   Moonset   2.16am    PSI: 42 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 25-33 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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Deputy Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong's speech on PSC Scholarships - An Excerpt

An excerpt of DPM LEE Hsien Loong's keynote address at the 2002 PSC Scholarships Ceremony on 20 Jul 2002.

"...Last year PSC conducted a survey, which asked JC students and their parents what they thought would make a scholarship and a career in the public service attractive. High on their list were: bright management-track career with good career prospects, good developmental opportunities, exposure to global perspectives, the chance to impact the lives of others, and job stability...

"Relative to the size of our country, Singapore has a small government. The Government's budget is only 19% of Gross Domestic Product, and civil servants form only 5% of the resident labour force. Both proportions are low by international standards.

"In terms of talent, the Government takes a significant but not disproportionate share. Among the top 3% of the junior college cohort - 1,400 students - the Government takes in about one third, through scholarship schemes given out by the PSC, ministries and statutory boards. However, they do not all stay on in the public sector for a lifelong career. A fair proportion leave after completing their bonds, and some leave even before doing so.

"There is no doubt that this flow of talent has made an enormous difference to the quality of our public service. But our talent pool is finite, and the public sector's gain is to some extent the private sector's loss. The question for Singapore is: what is the right balance of talent between the public and private sectors?...

"The PSC has decided that from this year, upon graduation recipients of SAF Overseas Scholarship, SPF Overseas Scholarship, Overseas Merit Scholarship and Local Overseas Merit Scholarship will be automatically placed on a Management Associates Programme, or MAP.


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ExxonMobil Campus Concerts - Opening Show 2002/2003

21 August 2002

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NEW WEBSITES  Zuji, meaning footprint in Chinese, is the name of a new online travel portal that has opened in Asia Pacific - in Singapore and Australia.  is an online travel service launched on 30 May 2002. Travellers who use it can slice an average of 20 per cent, and up to 30 per cent, off regular air ticket and hotel prices. But customers cannot pick a specific airline or hotel as this will be selected by Priceline from its pool of partners - 25 airlines and more than 8,000 hotels around the world. 

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Ministry of Manpower Press Release 11 Jul 2002: After Layoff

Zuji - online travel portal - opens here

A last look at The Drama Centre

Globalisation and Women: Excerpt of Prime Minister's speech on 6 Jul 2002

Monday with the Editor: Public caning of three students at Montfort Sec School

Subletting in HDB flats - renting out a room?

Really no such thing as a free lunch

Registration for primary one classes in 2003

Consumer Price Index - May 2002

Book Review: Citibank - A Century In Asia

1st International Golden Horn Competition 2002

Style - latest magazine launched

Broadband gaining popularity in Singapore

Singapore celebrates 35 years of national service

Ah Boy & Ah Girl Alumni - seeking ex-schoolmates

The Teacher's Dilemma

Has the National Library got to go?


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.

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