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1. Implement Service Quality Standards for Businesses in Singapore

Over the years, Singapore has become a popular destination for leisure, business and employment. With the influx of foreigners into Singapore, more jobs are created and thus benefits Singapore's economy. Being a First World country, many expectations are held such as stablility, technology and service quality.

However Singapore is lacking service quality as compared to various First World country counterparts. This is due to the increase in foreign workers in Singapore of more than 1.3 million (http://www.mom.gov.sg/statistics-publications/others/statistics/Pages/ForeignWorkforceNumbers.aspx), more commonly seen in the service (including Food & Beverage) industry.

Although there are extreme minority exceptions, several reasons service quality expected from the people, locals and foreigners, is significantly diminished includes but not limited to, differences in culture, no loyalty towards Singapore, and low wage.

For Singapore to excel and grow further, our service quality standards needs to be improved and managed. Such as the Food Hygiene Standard from NEA, a Service Quality Standard (SQS) can rate a service provider accordingly. The advantages are twofold - improving Singapore's service quality, and challenging businesses to upgrade their employees.

This can be achieved through a star rating system (allowing customers to be informed of the quality of the service provider). The Director and assigned professional officers will conduct regular 'mystery shopping/dining' to access the rating. This will encourage businesses to improve their service if they do not wish to lose out to higher rated SQS businesses.

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2. Please Keep Marmaris Alive! Bring back LongBeach

In November 2009 the Mayor of Marmaris,Turkey bulldozed Long Beach. A devastating tradgedy that shook Tourism in Turkey!

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3. Robert Burns International Airport

The 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth it seemed the perfect time to change the name of "Prestwick Glasgow International Airport" in Scotland to "The Robert Burns International Airport".

The airport's position should be known internationally, as it is situated near Robert Burns' birth place, in what is known as Burns Country; in the south west of Scotland.

The airport sits about halfway between Glasgow and Turnberry (where the Open golf tournament is was held in 2009). The owners say that the word Glasgow is included so that businesses know where abouts in Scotland the airport is situated. In other words no-one knows where Burns Country is situated. Then isn't it time people did know where Burns Country is?

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4. Bring Ryanair to Karlstad!

Ryanair have enquired to fly to Karlstad, but they need the local government to support them and then they will come!!

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5. In Favor of Pleasant Meadows Transient Project on Oxbow Rd, Milford NY

January 04, 2006

This Petition is in favor of the Pleasant Meadows Transient project on Oxbow Rd in the Town Of Milford, NY. New modular homes with foundations will be built on this site to house the weekly tourists who are visiting the area for The Cooperstown Dreams Park.

The Dreams Park is only open for 10 weeks & so will be the Pleasant Meadows Mobile Home Park. These homes will only be available during the summer season which will not cause an increase in taxes as student enrollment will not increase. The property owner will be paying taxes in such as school, county, land, ect. Which will be a winning situation for Milford Taxpayers!

This property will be upgraded with new landscaping, appropriate lighting & attractive new homes. This project will have new jobs available, including construction, full time management cleaners & maintenance workers.

This property will only provide housing for weekly tourists who are visiting the area for The Cooperstown Dreams Park.
The other alternative for this property is a PERMANENT Trailer Park. Honestly 10 weeks worth of non-permanent tourists sounds better than PERMANENT residents which will cause an increase in taxes & traffic.

Please sign in favor of the Pleasant Meadows Transient Permit Project, Thank You.

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6. Warning to tourists; Animal poisoned and left to rot to death in Greece

Cats and Dogs here in Chios, Greece are on Death row.... There poor animals are poisened, abused or left to starve by there owners on a tight chain. There painful deaths are all fault to the Greek society and the greek authorities, that do not implement there animal rights laws.

Every single day here in Chios, Greece, i witness animal cruelty and death. Starving cats and dogs overrun the Island and nearly all die before there 1st birthday.

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7. Stop Summertime Hunting in Minnesota

The Bear Interest Group is working for an Ethical balance between Humans, Bears, and the Environment. This petition is to The Honorable Governor Jesse Ventura, Minnesota State Senators and House Representatives.

Please show your support by signing this petition to restrict Hunting to AFTER Labor Day in September, and before Fishing Opener in May !
It is high time that Minnesota initiates No Hunting during our Peak Tourism Season, to keep our summer time free from worry !

Summer is vacation time in Minnesota with Millions of tourists, 850,000 students out of school, and thousands of families visiting summer cabins.
Many people feel uncomfortable in the forest alongside hunters. Too many people have been mistaken for game, or hit by stray bullets. See our hunting accident report at www.BearInterestGroup.com.

In the year 2000, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) moved Bear Season Opener from September 1st to August 22nd. Hunting is increasing in summer and is particularly dangerous because leafy vegetation obscures visibility but does not stop bullets. Tourists need to be warned that over 20,000 bear hunters, some of them novices as young as twelve, will be sitting in the woods wearing camouflage, obscured by leaves, and carrying high-powered rifles. No one is required to wear orange.
Unsuspecting tourists may indeed be wearing black or brown.
Bullets can travel hundreds of yards through leaves and miles through the air.

Currently, hunting in Minnesota is conducted all 12 months of the year. During the summer, the animals being hunted are crow, fox and raccoon. Now add bear. These animals could easily be harvested with better pelts, during the other nine months of the year.
Our Bill will help all animals that need quiet summers to raise their young. When gun shots ring through the air, animals go on the run ! They are deprived of sufficient food and are denied the opportunity to teach their young how to survive.

We support hunting in the fall after the Labor Day weekend, but during the warm months we support safety for the millions of tourists and residents who want to enjoy Minnesota's vacationland without worry.

We, at the Bear Interest Group (BIG), have met with the DNR four times, to try to understand their position and learned that the DNR has no plan to mitigate the danger. They have not mentioned any plans to put up signs to warn tourists that hunters are in the woods during this time, and they are not requiring anyone to wear blaze orange.
Most tourists and residents are unaware that bear season opens this early.

This change also effects the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Yes, bear hunting is allowed in the BWCAW.
This change in the hunting season enables hunters to Shoot Big Game in the BWCAW with Shot Guns, Rifles and Pistols starting August 23rd and for the following 7 weeks of the Bear Season.
Boat Motors' are NOT allowed, but Guns are !!

You need to be informed of this significant change in the Hunting Season dates. Once you know, then it becomes your choice to be outdoors during the hunting seasons !

BIG has spent two years researching the economical, environmental, and safety concerns of allowing hunting during the summer and we are finding strong support among the public and the legislature for our bill. Nevertheless, the DNR is unwilling to delay the opening of bear hunting to after Labor Day. If the DNR is correct that there is a growing bear population, the reason they stated for issuing the early opener, there are other ways to control bears without threatening public safety.

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