Swee Keat named chairman of Future Economy Council

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat has been named the new chairman of a national tripartite council to drive Singapore's ongoing efforts to boost skills and innovation...

SIM's international school ready for September opening

THE Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), one of the most established private education providers here, will soon open its doors to its first international school for teenagers from the region and beyond.

Unemployment could rise further, Swee Say warns

THE Singapore economy is in transition, and the challenges ahead are "no less daunting" than those the country faced in the downturns of the last 20 years, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say on Friday...

Josephine Teo, Desmond Lee promoted to full ministers from May 1

SINGAPORE will soon have two women full ministers in the Cabinet for the first time, after Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo was promoted in the latest round of Cabinet changes announced on Thursday.

StanChart renews marathon sponsorship until 2019

FOR the last 15 years, Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore's most famous and established annual running event have been inextricably linked...

NTUC to accredit career coaches with eye on lifting competencies

THE labour movement is rolling out a structured system to accredit career coaches in Singapore, and it has set up a new framework to improve and recognise the competencies of this group of people.

DBS Marina Regatta returns on June 1-4

SINGAPORE'S largest watersports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta, returns to the Marina Bay area this June for what will be the event's sixth edition to date...

Iswaran in Indonesia for 3-day visit

INDUSTRY minister S Iswaran is now in Indonesia for a three-day visit that will first take him to the capital Jakarta, and then to Medan in the province of North Sumatra.

RWS staff spread cheer in Clementi

RESORTS World Sentosa (RWS) has successfully held its first volunteers' day, an event that involved 240 senior management and employees in the integrated resort's largest community outreach effort to date...

Clubs still milking millions from jackpot cash cows

IT IS a quiet Saturday afternoon and the Automobile Association of Singapore's office at Kallang Bahru, just adjacent to the Jalan Besar Town Council, is already closed for the day...

Heartlanders firmly in sight

FITNESS First, the UK-based chain of gym clubs, is slowly but surely expanding its footprint in Singapore, with ambitious plans to launch new gyms across the island at a rate of two to three per year.

Lions to face Argentina in Kallang on June 13

THE National Stadium in Kallang will play host to some of the world's most famous footballers when Argentina - two-time winners of the Fifa World Cup - jet into town for a friendly match against Singapore on June 13...
MEMORIAL FOR OTHMAN WOK

Commitment to multiracialism a 'golden thread' in Othman Wok's life: PM Lee

THE late former Cabinet minister Othman Wok led a "full and illustrious life", contributing in different capacities as a journalist, writer, unionist, politician and diplomat...

A nation bids final farewell to a pioneer

THE skies opened up on Tuesday just as the coffin bearing the late pioneer Cabinet minister Othman Wok was about to make its final journey, as Singapore bade farewell to one of its founding fathers.
OBITUARY

Othman Wok, member of Singapore's first Cabinet and founding father, dies at 92

A FOUNDING father. A strong leader. A Singapore son. A dear friend. These epithets were in the tributes that poured in on Monday afternoon, soon after news broke that Othman Wok, a key member of Singapore's first Cabinet more than half a century ago, had died at the age of 92...
INSIDE VIEW

United Airlines, Public Enemy Number One

The last few days were certainly rather eventful. Domestically, the long-running City Harvest Church saga is still running. The Attorney-General's Chambers on Monday said it would take the case to the Court of Appeal, aiming to restore the six church leaders' original convictions which...

IE Singapore ups funding to help more firms to venture abroad

HEMISFAIR, a small local company selling organic children's wear, took part in an international trade fair in Singapore last year and came away with deals from Taiwan and Indonesia, sending its sales up by 25 per cent...

Pliskova, Wozniacki on course for Singapore

THERE are still 194 days to go until the start of this year's BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament, but the race to snatch one of the eight available spots at the US$7 million event is already fast heating up...
THE FINISH LINE

Tight at the top, edgy at the bottom

THERE are only six weeks and a handful of fixtures left before we bring the curtain down on another enthralling season of the English Premier League (EPL), and what a finale we are in for this time. There are different tussles at the top and bottom halves of the table, with the bigger boys jostling...
PARLIAMENT

URA to tackle developers that misrepresent info: Lawrence Wong

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will take developers to task if they misrepresent important information about the units they are selling to prospective home-buyers.

Going global: Many Singapore businesses do get it, says IE

THERE doesn't seem to be a shortage of Singapore companies - both the bigger boys and the newer start-ups - that are ambitious and hungry enough to want to expand abroad these days...
PARLIAMENT

Consumer watchdog to keep eye on profiteering from water, power price hikes

SINGAPORE'S consumer watchdog will keep a close eye on businesses that attempt to make a profit from the increases in the cost of water and electricity, Parliament was told on Monday...

IE S'pore chief: The job is about securing deals for companies

ASK Lee Ark Boon what he enjoys most about leading the government agency spearheading Singapore's external economy, and he describes the job as the "most exciting, fun and challenging" one of his long public service career...

Internet breach at Mindef took place weeks before detection: Ong Ye Kung

FORENSIC investigations into the unprecedented breach of the Ministry of Defence's (Mindef) Internet system found that the hacking took place weeks before it was finally detected...
PM LEE IN VIETNAM

Singaporeans must unite and stay resilient if terror attack strikes: PM

SINGAPOREANS must have the "fortitude, resilience and unity" to denounce any acts of terrorism in the country, and they must be aware that there is no such thing as fool-proof protection against an attack...