Tag Archives: foreigners

PINOY-RUN “SINGAPURA: THE MUSICAL” MARRED BY FINANCIAL TROUBLE

The musical started out with much fanfare and controversy - a $2.72 million production fee with a nearly full Filipino cast for a musical about Singapore. But in spite of the announcement a fortnight ago that the play would extend its run until 19th July, the musical has abruptly been closed last week Attempts to book tickets from the musical's website were unsuccessful, and the website gave no clues as to what has happened to the musical or whether the musical would go on. A staff member at the Capitol Theatre's ticketing counter informed that the musical had closed last week.

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WHY LET FOREIGNERS PROTEST ON S’POREANS BEHALF?

I read about the antics of activists in Hong Kong protesting against the remand of Amos Yee. I was amused because their objectives were transparent and had little to do with Amos. Non-governmental organisations and activist groups need to stay in the public eye and show that their actions bring results, which ultimately helps their fund-raising.

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LOCAL PROSTITUTES JAILED FOR TRYING TO ROB INDIAN WORKER AFTER THREESOME

In desperate need of money, 2 local women came up with a plan to rob their next customer of his valuables after performing a "threesome" with him. On 5th September 2013, 32 year-old Ang Hui Ying, unemployed, and her friend 24 year-old Nurul Bayah Abdullah, a former waitress, headed to Desker Road, where they offered both of themselves to a 34 year-old Indian foreign worker for $50.

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5 TRAINING COMPANIES BARRED FROM TEACHING MOM-ACCREDITED COURSES

5 companies had their Accredited Training Provider (ATP) status revoked by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) yesterday after the ministry found that their training was found to have "compromised the integrity and robustness" of Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) courses. These courses are largely catered to foreign laborers who form the bulk of the country's construction and infrastructure industry.

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INCONSIDERATE FOREIGNERS DRY LAUNDRY AT FITNESS CORNER

According to a reader, inconsiderate people have occupied the entire fitness corner in an estate at Woodlands by hanging all their laundry there to dry. "I went to the fitness corner to do my daily exercise, but I discovered that the whole place was occupied by somebody's drying laundry!"

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NEW NURSING HOME DISCRIMINATES AGAINST LOCAL INDIANS BY HIRING NORTH INDIAN NURSES ONLY

I saw this online ad about a placement for North Eastern and North Indian nurses for a new nursing home here. In the first place, this is blatant discrimination against Singaporeans. Aren't employers supposed to go through the government jobs portal to hire Singaporeans first? Singapore has not enough qualified nurses for you that you have to import from India? It's bad enough that Singaporean nurses are underpaid and unappreciated, now these unethical foreign hiring companies want to import more foreign nurses to push down our wages?

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PA AWARDS THOSE WHO HELP FOREIGNERS INTEGRATE IN SINGAPORE SOCIETY

More than 500 members of Integration and Naturalisation Committees (INCs) and grassroot leaders attended the inaugural INClusive Award and Appreciation Nite 2015 awards ceremony today. The awards ceremony was organized by the People's Association at The Grassroots Club in Yio Chu Kang to recognize outstanding INCs that helped integrate foreigners into SIngapore's local community.

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COMPANIES COMPLAIN ABOUT LACK OF FOREIGN LABOR

Company bosses have are complaining about the lack of foreign manpower in Singapore, They say they have trouble filling vacancies in their companies and cannot take on new projects. Economists warn that slowing growth in the local workforce may be due to the tightening of the government's foreign workforce policy. Although some companies have restructured and become less reliant on manpower, others did not make the cut and have moved elsewhere to countries like Malaysia and China where cheap labor is more easily available.

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