Tuesday , September 18 2018


‘Weather set to improve’ – ‘Rainfall expected’

KUWAIT CITY, March 31, (Agencies): Unstable weather marked with thick dust is prevailing throughout Kuwait with northwesterly winds roaring at 60 km/h, said Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi, weather monitor at Kuwait Meteorological Center on Friday. Visibility has dropped lower than 500 meters in most Kuwaiti areas, coupled with gatherings of rainy and …

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Kuwait’s new terminal project remains on course – minister

KUWAIT CITY, March 31, (KUNA): A key project to build a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport is progressing smoothly, Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works Hussam Al- Roumi said on Saturday. “We are here today to see how far the construction process has come,” Al-Roumi, who also serves as minister …

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Kuwait cannot impose remittance tax on expats – Ownership rights better than taxation

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Kuwait cannot impose tax on the remittances of expatriates because it is a member of international financial organizations and has signed agreements for establishing those organizations which require commitment from all members to abide by the relevant regulations that include avoiding restrictions on the current payments, …

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Ministry of Public Works terminates 18 expatriate employees

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Acting Ministry of Public Works Undersecretary Khalid Al-Khazi has signed a decision to terminate 18 expatriate employees, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable sources. Sources said this step was taken in line with the Kuwaitization policy indicating the ministry had earlier informed the Civil Service Commission (CSC) …

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MoH studying three proposals of health insurance for expatriates

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Ministry of Health is currently studying three proposals regarding the health insurance for expatriates as the State Audit Bureau (SAB) cancelled the latest bid due to the ministry’s violation of governmental bidding regulations, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources from the health sector. Sources disclosed the …

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About 689 ‘expat employees’ in two ministries receive termination letters

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: About 689 expatriate employees of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Thursday received letters of termination, as part of implementation of Kuwaitization policy based on decision No. 11/2017 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding reduction of expatriates working in the government sector. …

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Chief of IOM praises Kuwait’s efforts to end human peddling

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Dr Iman Eraiqat expressed delight over the excellent concerted efforts of Kuwait to eradicate the crime of human trafficking. Dr Eraiqat said this recently during the closing ceremony of a workshop titled “Empowering Border Security Officers …

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Philippine delegation arrives in Kuwait for further discussions – ‘We are here to be with our Kabayans’

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola and her delegation arrived in Kuwait on Thursday to meet with the Filipinos in Kuwait and Kuwait officials. Accompanying her are some members of the Office of Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) …

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Expat hires in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation raise ire

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: MP Saleh Ashour has forwarded questions to Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Bakheet Shibeeb Al-Rasheedi about the expatriate workers in the oil sector. Ashour said he found out that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries are still sending expatriate workers on official missions and …

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MP backs constitutionality of imposition of taxes, fees

Recruitment of expat prosecutors questioned KUWAIT CITY, March 28: Rapporteur of Financial and Economic Affairs Committee in the Parliament MP Saleh Ashour has affirmed the constitutionality of the proposal to impose tax or fees on expatriates’ remittances, similar to what banks and exchange companies do when transferring funds abroad without …

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