Full steam ahead: Legend still on expansionary path despite Covid

COVID-19 may have put a bit of a crimp in the sails of Legend Logistics, but having spent the better part of the last two years making sure their fundamentals were in place, they are still in expansionary mode.

DEBATE ON PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

Singapore has done well so far in Covid-19 fight, but must learn from early missteps: PM

SINGAPORE has stabilised the Covid-19 situation after eight gruelling months. But while the city-state's fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world, with new infections down to "just a handful" per day and fewer than 100 patients remaining in the hospitals, the government's response was "...

DEBATE ON PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

PM Lee, Pritam in lively exchange over citizens' use of the vote and the reserves

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh had a spirited debate in Parliament on Tuesday following Mr Lee's rhetorical question of how much longer can Singaporeans vote for the opposition while expecting the votes of others to ensure that the People's Action Party...

Investors still interested despite Covid-19; Singapore cannot afford to turn inwards: PM Lee

EVEN in this depressed economic climate, where some companies are consolidating and laying off workers, many investment projects want to come to Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament on Wednesday, adding that the Economic Development Board's (EDB) pipeline is in fact...

BANKING JOBS

MAS steps up engagements with key financial institutions on hiring practices

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been stepping up engagements with the top leadership of key financial institutions on the need to maintain human resource practices that are merit-based and support workplace diversity, said Ong Ye Kung, an MAS board member, on Tuesday.

More help needed especially for older workers: Heng Chee How

TO maximise fair play for older workers and help those whose incomes are affected, Heng Chee How, NTUC deputy secretary-general and MP for Jalan Besar GRC outlined a five-pronged approach in Parliament on Tuesday.

Strengthening Singapore's place in the financial world: Ong Ye Kung

IT is not about growth at all costs, or accepting "trade-offs" for the sake of growth, but about whether as a people Singapore can strengthen its place in the financial world, develop the expertise and seize the opportunities to make Singaporean lives better, said Ong Ye Kung, who is a board...

Progressive wage model should be expanded at quicker pace: Koh Poh Koon

THE progressive wage model (PWM) should be expanded at a quicker pace and made universal to cover all sectors, said Koh Poh Koon, NTUC deputy secretary-general, in Parliament on Tuesday, adding that sectoral benchmarking could be explored in some sectors as a first step.

Pushing the envelope on print

HAVING the fundamentals in place cannot ameliorate all the challenges thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic, but it can certainly put you a few paces ahead.

Covid-19 forces rethink of operations and digitalisation

BOOTS on the Web is just as important as, if not more important than, having a presence on the ground, say consultants, as border closures and widespread movement control orders brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a rethink of operational expectations and norms.

NTUC steps up efforts to strengthen safeguards for local PMEs

THE National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is setting up a taskforce to better understand the needs of professionals, executives and managers (PMEs) as it steps up efforts to strengthen relevant safeguards.

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS: INFRASTRUCTURE

Reviving air hub is top and immediate priority for Singapore: Ong

REVIVING the air hub is a top and immediate priority for Singapore, in tandem with other moves to strengthen the country's status as a global hub port, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung, in his ministry's addendum to the President's address at Monday's opening of Parliament.

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS: INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT

MND to step up transformation of building sector

THE Ministry of National Development (MND) will step up the pace of industry transformation for the construction sector, to help them get on a stronger footing post-Covid-19.

NTUC and SNEF set up taskforce to protect older PMEs' employability

THE National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is setting up a taskforce to better understand the needs of professionals, executives and managers (PMEs) as it steps up efforts to strengthen relevant safeguards.

Pace of transformation for Singapore construction sector to be stepped up

THE Ministry of National Development (MND) will step up the pace of industry transformation for the construction sector, to help them get on a stronger footing post-Covid-19.

Reviving air hub top and immediate priority for Singapore

REVIVING the air hub is a top and immediate priority for Singapore, in tandem with other moves to strengthen the country's status as a global hub port, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung, in his ministry's addendum to the President's Address at Monday's opening of Parliament.

Singapore lifting travel curbs for Brunei, NZ; reducing SHN period for mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia excluding Victoria

SINGAPORE is lifting travel restrictions for visitors from Brunei and New Zealand, while reducing the stay-home notice (SHN) period for travellers from low-risk countries/regions.

Travellers from Brunei, NZ can enter Singapore without serving SHN

SINGAPORE is lifting travel restrictions for visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand; with travellers from these two countries subject to a Covid-19 test upon arrival in lieu of a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). 

VIRUS OUTBREAK: SUPPORT MEASURES

S$1b to create new jobs, with eye on mature workers

THE Singapore government has launched a S$1 billion Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) scheme as part of efforts to create new jobs, with a special focus on mature workers.

Covid-19 Support Grant extended until December, eligibility for Workfare Special Payment widened

THE government is extending the Covid-19 Support Grant (CSG) to help Singaporeans who are unemployed or have suffered significant income loss. 

Singapore launches S$1b Jobs Growth Incentive scheme with special focus on mature workers

THE Singapore government has launched a S$1 billion Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) scheme as part of efforts to create new jobs, with a special focus on mature workers.

Manufacturing sector grows by 3.5% in H1 2020

BIOMEDICAL manufacturing and precision engineering clusters helped grow the manufacturing sector in the first half of this year, contributing 5.0 percentage points and 1.5 percentage points respectively.

BEYOND COVID-19: TACKLING LOGISTICS

Logistics sector responds to pandemic pressure with tech, new business models

AS THE pandemic puts pressure on the logistics sector, many industry players are turning to technology and experimenting with new business models to overcome operational challenges and chart a new future.

GE2020: WP takes three constituencies; Pritam Singh says much work to do

THE Workers' Party took three constituencies that secured it 10 seats in Parliament in this year's general election.

GE2020: PAP defeats SPP in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with 67.26% of votes

THE People's Action Party (PAP) won 67.26 per cent of the vote for the Bishan-Toa Payoh group representation constituency (GRC) over the Singapore People's Party (SPP).