Straits Times 13 Oct 2014

LIFETIME ENTRY BAN FOR 2 CAUCASIANS

Briton Adam Christopher Whittington, 38, and Australian Todd Allan Wilson, 39, were jailed last month for their roles in helping the woman, who is locked in a bitter divorce battle with the boy's father. She cannot be named to protect her son's identity. The Ministry of Home Affairs declared the ban orders last week in the government gazette. Confirming the ban, an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority spokesman said...

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ABOUT THE SAF VOLUNTEER CORPS

Continuous stay-in-camp training or training sessions spread over several weekends. Two weeks of basic training to pick up basic soldiering skills. A week of qualification training to prepare volunteers for their specific roles. A week of advanced training for volunteers in more demanding roles to learn about close combat training and live firing.

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SINGAPORE PRs PLAN TO SIGN UP TO FULFIL ASPIRATIONS

AFTER hanging up his army boots a decade ago, Mr Calven Bland is thirsting for another spell in the military. The New Zealand-born Singapore permanent resident (PR), who was a logistician with the New Zealand Army for 12 years before coming to Singapore in 2005, plans to sign up with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Volunteer Corps as a security trooper.

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MORE GRADS SUFFER UNDEREMPLOYMENT

MORE Singapore workers are getting jobs that match their skills, bar one group: degree holders. The proportion of university graduates who have jobs but are "underemployed" inched up last year from the year before, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). For all other workers, the underemployment rate fell.

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