UniSIM renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences

SIM University (UniSIM) has been renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), as part of the government's effort to restructure the institution into the country's sixth autonomous university...

Singapore to host ICC from this year till 2020

THE worst-kept secret in Singapore's sports scene was finally made official on Thursday, as it was confirmed that the Lion City will indeed host the elite International Champions Cup (ICC) football tournament this July...

Govt willing to allow some flexibility on foreign labour quota

THE government is willing to allow some "short-term flexibility" on its foreign manpower quota to help companies cope with the shortage of labour, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say on Wednesday...

China Life makes big splash in Singapore

CHINA Life Insurance is stamping its footprint in Singapore in a big way and in more ways than one.
PARLIAMENT

Standards of governance and accountability raised for town councils

TOWN councils in Singapore must abide by higher standards of governance and transparency, after Parliament on Friday passed amendments to existing laws to give the government greater oversight over how they are run.
THE FINISH LINE

The mother of all comebacks

IF there's one thing I've learnt this week, it's to always, always watch a football match until the very end. ...

Ex-opposition MP Chiam See Tong launches sports foundation

CHIAM See Tong, the veteran opposition politician who helmed the Potong Pasir single seat for 27 years, doesn't make that many public appearances these days...

WWE fans, get ready to rumble on June 28

THE professional wrestling stars of the WWE are returning to Singapore this June, almost two years to the day since they performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
BUDGET 2017

Funds for post-secondary bursaries to go up to S$150m a year

THE government will spend S$150 million a year - 50 per cent more than before - to enhance financial support for needy students in post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs).

Realistic training for soldiers at new S$900m Safti City

THE Defence Ministry (Mindef) is building a new "city" that's roughly the size of Bishan town in the western part of Singapore that will allow soldiers to train in extremely realistic settings. ...
BUDGET 2017

Public servants to get 4 more weeks of unpaid infant-care leave

PUBLIC servants in Singapore with newborns will soon benefit from a pilot scheme that provides an extra four weeks of unpaid infant-care leave per parent, which can be taken within the child's first year...

Carbon tax revenue not earmarked for specific purposes: DPM Teo

HAVING a carbon tax in Singapore will encourage carbon mitigation and incentivise businesses and consumers to lower emissions, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in Parliament on Thursday.

DHL staff play futsal with Man United stars

FIFTY DHL employees had a real treat at work on Wednesday when two former Manchester United players popped by their office for a visit.

Singapore would sign TPP minus the US if there's consensus: PM

THE United States may have officially withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but there is talk that the 11 other countries involved - Singapore included - could still go ahead with the free-trade pact without the world's largest economy...

Race and religion still matter to voters when picking next leader, says PM Lee

ETHNIC considerations are "never absent" when people cast their ballots at an election, and the race and religion of Singapore's prime minister are still factors that voters consider today...
COMMENTARY

A matter of when, not if, hackers will make breakthrough

THE invitation by the Defence Ministry (Mindef) on Monday to attend a media briefing the very next morning came with few details of what to expect. The e-mail only mentioned that the session was about the ministry's IT system, and not much else. It was also stated that deputy secretary (...

Mindef's Internet system breached in cyberattack

THE Defence Ministry (Mindef) fell victim in early February to a major cyberattack on its Internet system that resulted in the personal details of about 850 of its servicemen and employees being stolen.

Mindef's Internet system breached, data of 850 servicemen and employees stolen

A cyber attack on the Internet system of Singapore's Defence Ministry (Mindef) in early February resulted in the personal information of about 850 servicemen and employees being stolen...
THE FINISH LINE

Devils against Saints

IT'S the end of February, and that usually means the first piece of silverware of the English football season - the League Cup - is up for grabs...
INSIDE VIEW

Get ready to fork out more for water

There was certainly enough going on in Singapore and around the region in the past few days to satisfy the appetites of even the most hardcore news junkies out there.

UFC returns to Singapore in June, plots Asian expansion

THE world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), will return to Singapore this June with a mega event at the Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang...

Slowing economy not a blip for fresh grads in job market

A depressed economy does not seem to have stopped a vast majority of Singapore university graduates from landing jobs last year - and ones with fatter starting salaries at that.

Higher starting salaries for NUS, NTU, SMU graduates in 2016

THE salaries for fresh graduates in Singapore's three oldest universities went up last year, according to the findings of the latest joint graduate employment survey released on Wednesday...

Singapore, UK renew economic-business pact with new areas of co-operation

SINGAPORE and the UK have renewed their bilateral Economic and Business Partnership (EBP), a move that paves the way for greater economic cooperation and new business opportunities in both countries.

Singapore, UK renew bilateral economic and business partnership pact

SINGAPORE and the UK have renewed their bilateral Economic and Business Partnership (EBP), paving the way for greater economic cooperation and new business opportunities in both countries.