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    2008

   December 2008

 

New CEPAS-compliant ez-link card

The Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) next-generation e-payment system for public transit, Symphony for e-Payment (SeP), is ready for implementation...
With SeP, commuters will be able to use cards issued by any card issuer for transit purposes as long as the card complies with the CEPAS standard and includes the transit application. Commuters can eventually use CEPAS-compliant cards for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) payments in vehicles fitted with the new generation In-vehicle Unit (IU), Electronic Parking System (EPS) carparks and other electronic payment systems that support the CEPAS standard...

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Pilot scheme makes it mandatory to give way to buses

To give more priority to buses on our roads the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will introduce a pilot scheme to make it mandatory to give way to all buses exiting at 23 selected bus stops located along three roads...

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Increase in HIV testing In Singapore

In the first 10 months of 2008 (January-October), there were a total of 382 reported new HIV cases among Singapore residents. In comparison, there were 423 HIV cases notified for the whole of 2007. It can be expected that the total number of notified HIV cases in 2008 will exceed that of last year.
There has been an increase in the number of HIV tests done in Singapore in 2008, compared to 2007. The total number of HIV tests carried out for Singapore residents by local laboratories from January through September 2008 was 124,559, compared to 102,490 over the same time period in 2007. This represents a 22% increase this year...

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Enhancing public health measures against Tuberculosis

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will place tuberculosis (TB) under the Sixth Schedule of the Infectious Diseases Act (IDA) with effect from 1 December 2008, This will further strengthen public health measures against the spread of the disease, especially amongst air travellers...
There were 700[2]new cases of TB notified among Singapore residents in the first 6 months of 2008, as compared to 1,256 cases last year. The projected incidence of TB in 2008 is 38.4 per 100,000, which is higher than the 35.1 per 100,000 in 2007...

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  2 Dec 2008 New CEPAS-compliant ez-link card

  1 Dec 2008 Pilot scheme makes it mandatory to give way to buses

   November 2008

 30 Nov 2008 Increase in HIV testing In Singapore

 29 Nov 2008 Enhancing public health measures against Tuberculosis

 28 Nov 2008 Singapore Workforce 2008

 27 Nov 2008 Parliamentary Q&A on Advance Medical Directive

 26 Nov 2008 Parliamentary Q&A on euthanasia

 25 Nov 2008 Compulsory implementation of seat belts on mini-buses

 24 Nov 2008 Imposition of visa requirements for Nigerian Ordinary Passport holders

 23 Nov 2008 MTI Forecasts Growth of -1.0–2.0% for Singapore in 2009

 22 Nov 2008 MAS launches the 2009 Year of the Ox Almanac Coins

 21 Nov 2008 Release of the 2008 Primary School Leaving Examination Results

 20 Nov 2008 Release of 3rd Quarter 2008 Public Housing Data

 19 Nov 2008 MAS launches 2008 Heritage Orchids of Singapore Coin Set

 18 Nov 2008 IR updates in Parliament

 17 Nov 2008 MAS Statement on Pinnacle Notes Series 9 and 10

 16 Nov 2008 Charity Council launches its logo

 15 Nov 2008 MAS's actions on Lehman Minibond Notes Programme

 14 Nov 2008 Proposed amendments to the Human Organ Transplant Act

 13 Nov 2008 Bank guard foils robbery attempt at UOB in City Plaza

 12 Nov 2008 George Lee wins MediaCorp Subaru Impreza Challenge 2008

 11 Nov 2008 Singapore’s economy is strong

 10 Nov 2008 Employment Situation in Third Quarter 2008

  9 Nov 2008 MOH replies to questions in Parliament on abortion

  8 Nov 2008 MediaCorp Radio Subaru Impreza Challenge 2008

  7 Nov 2008 More clinics to offer anonymous HIV testing

  6 Nov 2008 MOE appoints 50 principals in 2008

  5 Nov 2008 Credit card payment scheme for ERP charges

  4 Nov 2008 RSAF rolls out F-15SG fighter aircraft

 

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We apologise for the delay in bringing you news articles for the period May - Oct 2008. The articles for the missing period will be posted by the end of the year.

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   May 2008

  3 May 2008 *Employment situation in 1st qtr 2008

  2 May 2008 Bus and train fare evaders to be fined from 1 July 2008

  1 May 2008 Electronic invoices for Government from 1 May 2008

   April 2008

 30 Apr 2008 10% Energy Challenge Lucky Draw for households

 29 Apr 2008 CAAS and Certis CISCO sign first Master Security Services Contract

 28 Apr 2008 New general hospital in Jurong East to open by 2015

 27 Apr 2008 Proposed liposuction regulatory regime

 26 Apr 2008 Release of 1st quarter 2008 real estate statistics

 25 Apr 2008 MediaCorp TV Channel 5 fined for breaching programme code

 24 Apr 2008 New procedures for reporting change of address in NRIC

 23 Apr 2008 Postgraduate training scholarships for dental officers

 22 Apr 2008 Incidence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

 21 Apr 2008 Regulations and guidelines on aesthetic medicine

 20 Apr 2008 Key survey findings on Food and Beverage Services 2006

 19 Apr 2008 Singapore propels ahead as the region’s media hub

 18 Apr 2008 Additional Medisave top-up for older Singaporeans

 17 Apr 2008 Commissioner Of Charities issues prohibition order

 16 Apr 2008 Full mobile number portability in Singapore from 13 June 2008

 15 Apr 2008 World's largest observation wheel Singapore Flyer opens officially

 14 Apr 2008 Singapore introduces video games classification system

 13 Apr 2008 Inaugural Aster missile live firing onboard RSS Intrepid in France

 12 Apr 2008 Advance GDP Estimates for First Quarter 2008

 11 Apr 2008 Start date for increase in Public Assistance Rates brought forward

 10 Apr 2008 Singapore Arts Festival 2008

  9 Apr 2008 Starhub Cable Vision fined for breaching the TV Advertising Code

  8 Apr 2008 Health Minister says protecting Singaporeans is everyone's job

  7 Apr 2008 Key survey findings on Transport and Storage Services 2006

  6 Apr 2008 Update on Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease situation in Singapore

  5 Apr 2008 URA unveils blueprint for Jurong

  4 Apr 2008 Recommendations on problem gambling and other addictions

  3 Apr 2008 Five ERP gantries to begin operations on 7 April 2008

  2 Apr 2008 Casino Regulatory Authority is operational

  1 Apr 2008 Road works to complete F1 race circuit

 

   March 2008

 31 Mar 2008 LTA launches online enquiry for vocational licence holders

 30 Mar 2008 Promoting clinical research in public hospitals

 29 Mar 2008 Home Affairs Minister comments on the film Fitna

 28 Mar 2008 Man arrested for job offer scam

 27 Mar 2008 Conversions to Classic Car Scheme

 26 Mar 2008 Proposed new open space at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

 25 Mar 2008 Changes to 30/70 fund-raising rule for charities and IPCs

 24 Apr 2008 Organising committee for First Youth Olympic Games

 23 Mar 2008 Further detention and release under ISA

 22 Mar 2008 One-stop job portal for maritime community launched

 21 Mar 2008 National Music Competitions in 2008

 20 Mar 2008 Temasek completes sale of Tuas Power

 19 Mar 2008 Centralised admissions exercise for international students

 18 Mar 2008 Assumption Pathway School to start in 2009

 17 Mar 2008 LTA fine tunes taxi CBD rule to exempt side roads

 16 Mar 2008 Mas Selamat's escape - updates on investigation

 15 Mar 2008 Unlawful assembly outside Parliament House

 14 Mar 2008 Singapore to double number of cruise berths to four by 2010

 13 Mar 2008 Singapore River to undergo enhancement works

 12 Mar 2008 MDA awards first niche TV licence to VeeV Interactive

 11 Mar 2008 Four more airlines to operate at Changi Airport's Terminal 3

 10 Mar 2008 MOE to introduce new Private Education Act by end 2008

  9 Mar 2008 Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2007 Results

  8 Mar 2008 More help for the needy

  7 Mar 2008 WiMAX access launched in Port of Singapore

  6 Mar 2008 CAAS to Expand Singapore's Budget Terminal

  5 Mar 2008 Children and Young Persons Act to be amended

  4 Mar 2008 New School of Science and Technology to open in 2010

  3 Mar 2008 Medisave for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  2 Mar 2008 Board for National University Health System (NUHS)

  1 Mar 2008 New CBD rules for taxis from 1 March 2008

   February 2008

 29 Feb 2008 Escape of JI detainee Mas Selamat from detention

 28 Feb 2008 Survey on educational upgrading of former ITE students

 27 Feb 2008 New Singapore Government Directory Interactive Mobile launched

 26 Feb 2008 Downtown Line Depot to be completed in 2015

 25 Feb 2008 ElderShield Supplements

 24 Feb 2008 CAAS and Thales ink contract for new Air Traffic Control System

 23 Feb 2008 Charity Council launches Governance Evaluation Checklist for charities

 22 Feb 2008 Private nursing home operators to bid for subsidised beds in pilot project

 21 Feb 2008 Medifund Silver

 20 Feb 2008 Singapore Fashion Festival 2008

 19 Feb 2008 Inquiry into Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre

 18 Feb 2008 Release of 4th quarter 2007 public housing data

 17 Feb 2008 RSAF Pilatus PC-21 makes maiden flight

 16 Feb 2008 Road hogging cases in the past five years

 15 Feb 2008 Sporting Culture Committee releases its recommendations

 14 Feb 2008 Singapore economy expected to grow by 4.0-6.0 per cent in 2008

 13 Feb 2008 Strong household income growth in 2007

 12 Feb 2008 Singaporeans are living longer

 11 Feb 2008 Enhanced Chinese Language programmes in SAP schools

 10 Feb 2008 Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill passed

  9 Feb 2008 Singapore moves forward in interactive digital media R&D

  8 Feb 2008 Singapore Flyer opens to the public on 1 March 2008

  7 Feb 2008 More reports of kidnap scam cases

  6 Feb 2008 Prime Minister's Chinese New Year Message 2008

  5 Feb 2008 RSN commissions three stealth three frigates

  4 Feb 2008 Persons excluded from the casinos under Third Party Exclusion

  3 Feb 2008 Employment situation in 4th quarter 2007

  2 Feb 2008 Medisave for diagnostic scans in cancer treatment

  1 Feb 2008 HOTA (Amendment) Bill passed

   January 2008

 31 Jan 2008 Changes to ERP system

 30 Jan 2008 Revision in vehicle taxes

 29 Jan 2008 Two new work pass categories for foreigners

 28 Jan 2008 Penal Code Amendments to come into force on 1 Feb 2008

 27 Jan 2008 Singapore to explore divestment of Senoko Incineration Plant

 26 Jan 2008 Singapore attracted 10.3 million visitor arrivals in 2007

 25 Jan 2008 Further releases and detentions under ISA

 24 Jan 2008 Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exam 2007 Results

 23 Jan 2008 Psychiatric treatment heavily subsidised

 22 Jan 2008 No review for classification of voluntarily causing hurt offence

 21 Jan 2008 Gambling and prostitution situation in Geylang under control

 20 Jan 2008 Means-testing in public hospitals

 19 Jan 2008 Singapore films off to a good start in 2008

 18 Jan 2008 Land Transport Gallery opens

 17 Jan 2008 Hotel Safeguarding Policy discontinued

 16 Jan 2008 5 people arrested for unlicensed moneylending activities

 15 Jan 2008 Preparing for an ageing population

 14 Jan 2008 Road Traffic Situation 2007

 13 Jan 2008 Singapore Crime Situation 2007

 12 Jan 2008 Revision of tolls for the Causeway and the Second Link

 11 Jan 2008 Motorola to acquire Soundbuzz

 10 Jan 2008 Revamped STI and new FTSE ST Index Series launched

  9 Jan 2008 Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 opens

  8 Jan 2008 Mobile access to contact details of public officers

  7 Jan 2008 Key Survey Findings on Health Services 2006

  6 Jan 2008 Serial 'Fishing Rod' housebreaker arrested

  5 Jan 2008 Death of Serviceman

  4 Jan 2008 MOH to recognise more foreign dental degrees

  3 Jan 2008 School of the Arts welcomes its first batch of 239 students

  2 Jan 2008 Advance GDP estimates for 4th quarter 2007

  1 Jan 2008 8 youths arrested for unlicensed moneylending related activities