Tag: family

Canadian father sues Japan firm for paternity leave harassment

by Miwa SUZUKI A Canadian father who alleges he was bullied and fired by his Japanese employer after he tried to claim paternity leave appeared in a Tokyo court Wednesday to pursue his lawsuit against the firm. It is the second paternity leave harassment case to...

The Beckhams celebrates 20 years of marriage

Former Manchester United football star David Beckham and ex-Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, having gotten married in 1999 at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. The couple, together with their sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo shared social media posts to commemorate...

Singapore observes increased fertility rates following uptick in marriage trends

In a speech she delivered on Population at the Committee of Supply on February 28, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo highlighted key improvements in Singapore’s fertility rate as well as continuing government efforts to support marriage and raising one’s family. “We must actively lean against the...

Tying the knot with blessings from the family

By Boshika Gupta Picture this: A family visits another family’s home, dressed in their finest clothes and sporting bright smiles on their faces. Formal greetings take place, tea and refreshments are served and a young boy is introduced to a girl. Does he have any...

Single parent’s open letter to Yaacob Ibrahim

In a Facebook post, Jaxe Pan commented on NLB’s decision to pulp three children’s books which have LGBT-friendly stories. The single mum wrote on Friday: “It’s okay that you are not like us… but please do not remove our stories, and pretend we do...

Homelessness: 404 families and 565 individuals supported in the last three years

Singapore's ministry of social and family development (MSF) acknowledged providing shelter to the needy in the recent sitting of the country's Parliament Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing in an oral reply to a question by member of Parliament for Aljunied Group...

Celebrating CNY overseas

While studying in Melbourne, this is what I do for Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration. The first year, my Chinese friends and I dutifully went through the eve of CNY in the following order: we called home, we cooked lunch and we wore new...