Saturday , February 24 2018

Kuwait

Heatwave hits Kuwait

A record heatwave struck Kuwait and the Middle East region, bringing the maximum temperatures to over 50 degrees Celsius. The heatwave will last for 52 days, from mid-July until late-August. The term ‘Jamarat Al-Gaith’, roughly translated to heated coal, usually describes the unbearable weather during this time of the year. …

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Strict action eyed against ‘fake’ appointments in private sector – Residency Affairs Dept renews 12,000 visit visas of Syrians

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: Director of the National Workers Development Department Sultan Al-Shala’ani has confirmed increase in the number of young Kuwaitis working in the private sector, reports Al-Anba daily. In his interview with the daily, Al-Shala’ani disclosed the number of citizens registered under the fifth chapter reached 9,967 while …

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Commerce thwarts bid to hike prices of commodities

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: Ministry of Commerce has dismissed any attempt to increase the prices of commodities based on an increase in rent value at the cooperative societies, reports Annahar daily. The daily quoting sources said the decision of the Ministry of Commerce has thwarted the efforts of the Union …

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Recruiting of expat teachers tied to ‘non-qualified’ Kuwaiti applicants – ‘MoSAL inked 12 deals related to technological services’

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The Ministry of Education recruits expatriate teachers only after affirming that there is no qualified Kuwaiti applicant through the system of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources pointed out the law states that priority should be given to Kuwaiti applicants, followed …

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Co-ops urged to implement automated inventory system

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The Cooperative Sector of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has informed the boards of directors of all cooperative societies to implement automated inventory system instead of the manual inventory system currently being implemented in the warehouses of the cooperative societies, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to …

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Hike in expats healthcare fees eyed KD 5 – KD 10 from KD 1 or KD 2 – ‘Law soon to end attacks on doctors, entire crew’

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi revealed that Ministry of Public Works will hand over Jaber Hospital to Ministry of Health within three-four months. He indicated that the operation of the new hospital will begin gradually, starting with the administration, followed by the outpatient clinics, internal …

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MoH ‘renews contract’ with Health Insurance Company – Surprising move

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, in a surprising move, approved the renewal of the contract with the Health Insurance Company for six months. Through such a step, he has contradicted the series of statements he issued in the previous phase. Ministry of Health renewed the …

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‘No medicines sale in co-ops’ – ‘Violators face law’

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: In reaction to the decision of the Health Ministry banning the sale of pharmaceutical products inside cooperative societies, supermarkets and perfume stores as per the executive decree of Law No. 28/2996 and ministerial decision no. 102/2016, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for …

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Prices high as Pomfret season kicks off

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: The season for fishing Zubaidi started Sunday, after being banned for 45 days. Meanwhile, the current prices per kilo of different types of fish are as follows: KD 6 for Hamour, KD 7 for Balol, KD 13 to KD 14 for Zubaidi, KD 5.500 for Sha’am, …

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Most companies in GCC states not completely ‘VAT prepared’ – ‘Kuwait withdraws KD 28.575 bln from national reserve’

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Most of the companies in GCC member states are not completely prepared for implementing Value- Added Tax (VAT) system, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to a new survey conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK in cooperation with Thomson Reuters, there is massive absence …

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