Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 17
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 17. S’pore reports 910 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death This is the highest number of daily new cases since May 1, 2020.  READ MORE HERE Nuclear submarine pact sparks anger in Beijing, raises concerns about regional arms race Beijing’s strident criticism contrasts sharply with... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 16
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 16

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Sept 16. Australia will upgrade to nuclear-powered submarines in new security partnership with Britain, US The pact is not aimed at China, senior US administration officials said.  READ MORE HERE 807 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore; new clusters at two nursing homes There are 13... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 14
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 14

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Sept 14. 607 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore; new cluster with 28 cases at Ren Ci nursing home in Bukit Batok Twenty cases are nursing home residents while eight are staff, said MOH. READ MORE HERE Migrant worker enclaves in S’pore transformed after year and... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 13
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 13

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Sept 13. Testing of equipment under way at Tuas Port, first phase to open as planned in end-2021 Tuas Port will be designated as an immigration anchorage for vessels arriving in or leaving Singapore from Oct 1. READ MORE HERE 520 new Covid-19 cases... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 12
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 12

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Sept 12. Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections All staff working at Chinatown Complex are being tested for Covid-19.  READ MORE HERE Messages of unity, resolve mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks The greatest lesson from... » read more

Football: Antonio sees red in West Ham’s scoreless draw at Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Southampton were held to a scoreless draw by ten-man West Ham United in their Premier League clash on Saturday (Sept 11) after the Londoners had striker Michail Antonio sent off in second-half stoppage time for a clumsy challenge. The first half offered little in the way of goalscoring chances as the... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 11
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 11

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Sept 11. S’pore reports 568 new local Covid-19 cases and 1 death    Of the locally transmitted cases, 127 were seniors above the age of 60. READ MORE HERE 9/11 attacks sparked 20-year war and left deep rifts    The Indo-Pacific region could well be... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 10
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 10. 450 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S’pore; unvaccinated 62-year-old man dies of Covid-19 The number of new cases is more than double the figure one week ago, on Sept 2, when it stood at 191. READ MORE HERE Unlinked cases less relevant... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 9
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 9

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Sept 9. S’pore’s new Covid-19 workplace rules challenging, say business leaders Some said that the rules could be disruptive, particularly in the face of a manpower crunch. READ MORE HERE How can firms in S’pore operate safely under new Covid-19 measures? ST addresses questions... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 8
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Sept 8. Immediate 14-day WFH for firms if worker with Covid-19 was in office in week before testing positive Employers should implement the work-from-home regimen no later than one day after the positive test result. READ MORE HERE New Covid-19 cluster at madrasah in... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 7
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 7

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Sept 7. Covid-19 infections linked to S’pore bus interchange clusters rise to 504, with 30 new cases The cluster at Toa Payoh bus interchange has 161 cases, after nine new cases were added. READ MORE HERE S’pore’s new measures to control spread of Covid-19:... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 6
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 6

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Sept 6. Covid-19 cases linked to bus interchange clusters grow to 469 There are six new cases linked to the Changi General Hospital cluster, bringing the total to 46. READ MORE HERE S’pore updates border measures, stricter pre-departure testing for countries including Australia, NZ... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 5
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 5

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Sept 5. S’pore’s new race law to include non-punitive sanctions to shape social behaviour: Shanmugam These will help offenders understand others better, and increase belief in multiracialism. READ MORE HERE What’s behind the decision to close Yale-NUS College? Need for realignment, concerns over high... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 4
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 4

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Sept 4. New Covid-19 cluster at Changi General Hospital with 14 cases The latest CGH cluster is separate from an earlier active cluster with 4 cases. READ MORE HERE Bugis Junction Covid-19 cluster may have started with infected member of public who visited mall:... » read more

Tennis: Muguruza beats Azarenka to reach US Open fourth round

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Garbine Muguruza pushed past one of the best players to ever grace the Flushing Meadows hardcourts on Friday (Sept 3), taming Victoria Azarenka 6-4 3-6 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the US Open for only the second time. Muguruza, a Grand Slam winner at the French Open and Wimbledon,... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 3
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 3. SingPost Centre death: How the elderly man could have got into the stairwell Soh Eng Thong’s body was found three days after he was reported missing. READ MORE HERE 341 Covid-19 cases now linked to bus interchanges, with 21 new cases The 191... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 2
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 2

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Sept 2. Covid-19 cases linked to S’pore bus interchange clusters rise to 314 There are 29 new Covid-19 cases linked to the clusters.  READ MORE HERE Man, 78, missing for five days before body found in SingPost Centre stairwell Police investigations are ongoing, but... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 1
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Sept 1. Number of Covid-19 cases linked to 8 S’pore bus interchanges rises to 276 There were also 79 unlinked cases, the highest recorded in a day in Singapore so far. READ MORE HERE S’porean with breakthrough Covid-19 infection lost his sense of taste... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 31
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 31

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Aug 31. Last US forces leave Afghanistan after almost 20 years Celebratory gunfire was heard across the Afghan capital after the last US troops pulled out. READ MORE HERE 2 new Covid-19 clusters at Tampines Bus Interchange and Institute of Mental Health This is... » read more

Consumers willing to pay more if workers get better wages

SINGAPORE – Raising the wages of workers in more sectors and occupations will help uplift their livelihoods, but costs of services will likely increase as the burden is shared. Singaporeans will be willing to fork out that bit more, experts said. But this must come with better service and firms showing they are really paying... » read more