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Government makes good on pledge to offset burden of higher GST

WHEN the goods and services tax (GST) goes up, Singaporean families need not worry about having to pay more for their children's school fees.

Higher bills for foreigners

FOREIGNERS in Singapore will pay more for education and health care as the government puts a priority on its own citizens, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in remarks published on Monday.

No rise in govt fees for one year

ALL government fees will stay frozen and not be raised for one year when the goods and services tax (GST) goes up from 5% to 7%.

Raising GST to help poor

SINGAPORE will raise its consumption tax next year to fund programmes for its lower income households, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in remarks published yesterday.

Air pistol parcel eludes security checks

A PARCEL containing two air pistols eluded security checks meant to prevent such items from being sent by post, and were about to be delivered before they were finally stopped - by the man who ordered them.

Goldsmiths against hallmarking

Would gold lose its glitter if it becomes more expensive? This is the worry expressed by goldsmiths nationwide who oppose a proposed law that would require them to grade gold jewellery.

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GST postponed to later date

The Government has decided to postpone the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Logging and timber businesses not ready for GST

Logging and timber manufacturing businesses in Sarawak are generally still not ready for the implementation of the proposed goods and services tax (GST) on Jan 1, 2007.

Beware of bogus officers, department warns businessmen

CHEATS posing as officers of the Perak Customs Department may make their rounds to dupe businessmen in Ipoh this month.