Kuwait

All repair contracts in MEW sound – minister

Reserves unaffected: Al-Rasheedi KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Bakheet Shibeeb Al- Rasheedi has affirmed that all contracts for the maintenance of power stations are valid and there is no problem in the operation of these stations, particularly the production of energy, reports Al-Rai daily. Speaking …

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‘Harsh penalties for hiring illegal expats’ Fine upto KD 10,000 – Plan to cut workforce

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: Official spokesperson of the Public Authority for Manpower Aseel Al-Mazya has called on all employers to abide by the law, warning that stiff penalties will be imposed on those who employ expatriates under the sponsorship of other employers. In a press statement, Al-Mazyad disclosed the authority …

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Kuwait has a Christian population of over 800,000; Kuwaitis form the least – Festivity see large numbers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: Over 800,000 Christians in Kuwait, mainly Asian nationals constituting 713,347 of the total Christian population of 824,436 celebrated Christmas. Kuwaitis form the least population of Christians in the country with 207 believers. As per recent statistics released by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), Arab …

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MoE preparing list of employees over 34 years – 120 citizens, 217 expatriates face compulsory retirement

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: The Ministry of Education has prepared list of Kuwaiti and expatriate teachers and employees who will be referred for retirement by the end of academic year 2017/2018 including those who completed 34 years of service, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the number of …

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Civil Aviation ‘prepares’ for influx of passengers – MoI suspends works

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is ready to deal with legions of holidaymakers over the New Year’s holiday, Director General Yousef Al- Fouzan said on Wednesday. Al-Fouzan told KUNA that heavy traffic is also expected at Kuwait’s International Airport during the four-day New …

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Kuwait seen to delay implementation of VAT – ‘Not ready’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: There are indications that the Ministry of Finance will postpone to an indefinite date the enforcement of the Value Added Tax (VAT), reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The sources pointed out, the postponement is due to lack of technical and logistic readiness and the method …

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Kuwait outlines goals for Security Council tenure – Measured optimism

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Jarallah stated that while the performance and effectiveness of the UN Security Council had been crippled in recent years, there is a vital role that it must play and shared that Kuwait would seek to strengthen and support its …

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Kuwait Society for Human Rights calls on migrant workers to call on hotline “22215150”

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Khalid Al-Ajmi, Chairman of the board of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, said that the Kuwait Society for Human Rights receives calls of migrant workers in Kuwait at the hotline “22215150” both in Arabic and English in order to respond to their complaints and inquiries about …

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Govt must stick to Kuwaitization – MP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Chairman of the parliamentary Replacement and Employment Committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh has warned against the non-application of the Kuwaitization policy in ministries and other government bodies, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, Al-Saleh urged the ministers not to depend on expatriate consultants in laying down …

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MPs hail Amir for Gulf unity efforts – ‘Reform vital’

KUWAIT BACKS POLITICAL SOLUTION TO YEMEN CRISIS KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday praised His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his keenness to hold the Gulf Summit as scheduled and hosting the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup, stressing this refl ects his …

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