Saturday , October 21 2017

Kuwait

Grace period granted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1 : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has granted a grace period of three months for the renewal of work permits under the contracts of investors in cooperative societies until completion of procedures on the dismissal of investors from cooperatives and to amend their situation, reports …

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Ban deployment of HSWs to Kuwait, urges Manila panel

MANILA, Oct 1: The House committee on overseas workers affairs chaired by Rep. Jesulito Manalo (Party-list, Angkla) batted for a temporary deployment ban of Filipino Household Service Workers (HSWs) to Kuwait because of cases of maltreatment and abuses of HSWs, says a press release from the Philippines House of Representatives. …

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Fake graduation degrees probed – Jail or fine mulled

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: The Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently looking into four files of ‘fake’ graduation certificates said to have been issued by suspicious universities, reports Al-Qabas daily. The issue was referred to the Prosecution by the Ministry of Higher Education. A knowledgeable source said the Prosecution will charge …

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‘Deportation result of grave offenses only’ – Rights panel issues report

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: The Human Rights Committee of the National Assembly that was mandated to investigate government adherence to international conventions, laws and procedures related to prison inmates has issued its final report, reports Al-Anba daily. The report includes a presentation of the committee’s work and the results of …

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Kuwait stresses ‘commitment’ to human rights, combat trafficking

NEW YORK, Sept 30, (KUNA): Kuwait has underlined commitment to promotion and protection of human rights, as well as pursuing fight against human trafficking, which would ultimately honor objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kuwait has adopted a series of legislations and measures designed to combating trafficking in …

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Ministers to face grilling on forged passports issue soon

Support early retirement bill: MP Al-Mutairi KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: The parliamentary Human Rights Committee invited His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to its meeting on Thursday to discuss the forged passports file, says Committee Chairman MP Adel Al- Damkhi. According to the lawmaker, the government …

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MoH issues 1,821 birth and death certificates to Illegal residents

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health said on Saturday that they have issued 1,821 birth and death certificates since the past eight months to illegal residents in collaboration with Kuwait’s Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs. The Health Ministry issued 1,736 birth certificates to them, including 81 …

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CSRSIR identifies original nationalities of 11,628 bedoun

8,421 people have rectified their status, 3207 in process of doing so KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: The latest statistics issued by the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) show the system since the beginning of its work in 2011 until 2017 has identified the original nationalities …

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‘Delay rise in expat health charges’ – Many can’t pay

MP CALLS FOR REVIEW … HUMANITARIAN CONSIDERATION KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Rapporteur of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has called for postponing the implementation of the decision to raise the charges for expat health services to early next year saying there is need to take …

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‘Staff hired on strength of universities of Athens certificates remains void’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Mohamed Al-Faris said the decision to declare null and void the appointment of employees hired in the public sector on the strength of certificates from the universities in Athens is final, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Minister was referring …

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