Tag: New Zealand

PSP webinar told: PAP’s handling of Covid-19 has “massive room for improvement”

In the third MeetPSP webinar on Thursday (June 11), a question was posed to one of the Progress Singapore Party panellists, Mr Brad Bowyer, on what he thought of the People's Action Party's performance in the isolation, containment and management of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Calvin Cheng: Beating the pandemic not about having zero cases; S’pore ranks 4th safest country

Singapore – Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to Facebook to highlight the differences between overcoming Covid-19, which New Zealand recently did, and staying safe amid the pandemic, something Singapore is excelling in, based on a Forbes report. As someone who frequently...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 3, 2020

As of 8 am, June 3, 2020: World count: 6,325,303 cases, 2,727,679 recoveries, 377,460 deaths There are now 6,325,303 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 377,460 deaths from the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with...

Praise for New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern … on PM Lee’s post

Singapore -- People online have commended New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her handling of the country's Covid-19 crisis ... on a recent Facebook post of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. They add that there is much Singapore can learn from that country. Mr Lee posted...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 17, 2020

As of 8 am, April 17, 2020: World count  There are now 2,138,763 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 671,308 infections, followed by Spain (184,945) and Italy (168,941).  There have been 142,735 deaths worldwide. The US, again, is on top...

April 17 — PM Lee hopes for positive results from circuit breaker by this date

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes that "positive results" from the more stringent circuit breaker measures implemented this week will be seen by Day 11, which will be next Friday, April 17. Mr Lee wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday (April 9)...

Students perform traditional NZ waiata on flight home to Singapore to say thank you to SIA staff

Singapore—When the Covid-19 crisis is done, perhaps our most enduring memories will be of the kindness and thoughtfulness human beings extended to one another, in acts both big and small. A group of six Singaporean students from the New Zealand School of Dance sang and...

Singaporean tourist pleads guilty after car crash kills 84-year-old woman in New Zealand

A Singaporean pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving causing death and two charges of careless driving causing injury on Monday (Jan 27) in a court in Queenstown, New Zealand. Dalbert Tin, who was visiting New Zealand with his wife, was driving a car...

NZ military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

by Marty Melville New Zealand's military will embark on a risky dawn mission to retrieve eight bodies from the still-active White Island volcano, officials said Thursday, as pressure from distraught victims' families mounted. Teams will move in "shortly after first light" on Friday, deputy police commissioner...

Heroism, devastation after deadly N. Zealand volcano eruption

by Marty Melville / with Neil Sands in Wellington and Holly Robertson in Sydney Tales of heroism, devastation and horrifying injuries emerged Tuesday after New Zealand's smouldering White Island volcano exploded, killing an estimated 13 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said five people had died and...