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February 20, 2018 9:14 AM Singapore to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget

All Singapore citizens aged 21 and above will get a one-off “SG Bonus” of up to S$300 each as the 2017 budget came in with a surplus of almost S$10 billion (US $7.6 billion), the city-state’s finance minister announced on Monday. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament, describing the bonus as a “hongbao

February 19, 2018 7:53 AM Ebony’s death: Tourism Ministry to embark on road safety campaign

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku, has said her Ministry will embark on a road safety awareness campaign to ensure sanity on the roads and save more lives. Her comments follow the sudden demise of music icon Priscilla Opkou Kwarteng, known in show-business as Ebony Reigns. “Lets us immortalize this tragedy, so something 4

February 18, 2018 2:41 PM Ebony to be buried on March 17

The family of dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns has set March 17, 2018 as the date for the burial of the late starlet. The announcement was made by the family today [Sunday], February 17, 2018 during the ceremony to mark one week since the singer’s death in a car crash. “According to the family, they’ve already set 17th March, 2018 as the date for the funeral 4

February 13, 2018 7:35 AM Hearts of Oak suspend Frank Nuttal

Hearts of Oak have announced the suspension of head coach, Frank Nuttal for breaches of the club’s code of conduct. The announcement came from the club on Monday after meeting with Nuttal. In the said meeting, the coach, according to a statement released by the club, accepted that he had gone against the team’s accepted norms of behaviour. The club has put together 3

February 13, 2018 5:30 AM Gov’t reaffirms reduced tariffs despite high proposals

Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year. The optimism comes despite proposals for an increase in utility tariffs by service providers. This also follows a stakeholders’ forum ahead of the announcement of new tariffs by the end of this month. The average 14 percent reduction in the cost of electricity 3

February 5, 2018 10:37 AM Agya Koo more popular than John Dumelo – Afeku

The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku has explained why her ministry chose Alex Kofi Adu affectionately known as Agya Koo as the first actor whose works will be put on an app for viewing. This comes on the back of the announcement by the minister at her recently-held meet-the-press that the ministry would be launching Agya Koo TV, an initiative 13

February 5, 2018 6:48 AM US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

The US reality TV star Kylie Jenner confirmed on Sunday that she has given birth to a baby girl. The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting a child, but had remained quiet about her pregnancy. Jenner announced on Instagram on Sunday that she had given birth on 1 February. She apologised for keeping her followers and fans in the dark. The new-born is Jenner 15

February 2, 2018 7:31 AM Cuba: Fidel Castro’s son ‘takes own life’

The 68-year-old son of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has died in Havana after taking his own life, according to Cuban state media. Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was found on Thursday morning and is said to have suffered from depression. The first-born son of the late president was nicknamed “Fidelito”, or Little Fidel, because of the family resemblance 7

December 15, 2017 1:39 PM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018, Kensington Palace has announced. The couple confirmed their engagement last month and said the ceremony would take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, including the service, music, flowers and reception. Kensington Palace 24

December 9, 2017 9:18 AM Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people were killed, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four. Israeli-Palestinian tensions have risen since President 37