Tuesday , October 17 2017

Kuwait

Enforcement of VAT system in Kuwait draws mixed reactions – ‘Specific rules, legislations vital to avoid negative consequences’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Enforcement of the Value Added Tax (VAT) system, which is supposed to start from January 2018 in all GCC countries, has been met with mixed reviews in Kuwait. Many welcome the implementation of such a tax system while others reject it. In this context, a number …

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‘Not right to hire expats in fields where citizens can easily handle’ – Foreigners should be fully aware of their duties, rights: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Member of Parliament Dr Jamaan Al-Harbash issued a statement on the employment contracts of expatriates; stressing that priority should be given to citizens in employment in the government sector, because it is wrong to have expatriates working in fields where citizens have the ability to do …

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Shelter established for women subjected to violence, assault – MoH pulls out of GAMCA agreement

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Assistant Undersecr-etary for Development Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hassan Kazem revealed about the establishment of a shelter for women who are subjected to repeated violence and assault, reports Al-Qabas daily. He stressed that the Family Supreme Council is in the process of …

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CBK planning to retire many ‘long-term’ staff – Citizens get additional benefits in quitting jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has started taking procedures to refer a number of employees for retirement as they have been in service for more than 30 years, except those occupying senior positions (department directors) due to their experience, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Clarifying …

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Price of diesel, kerosene set to rise in September

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: The price of diesel and kerosene will increase by five fils to become 110 fils per liter in September, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting a source from the Subsidy Committee at the Ministry of Finance. According to the source, the prices of premium fuel (91 octane) will …

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LEGAL ACTION URGED ON TEACHERS WHO FILE AGAINST KUWAIT – MP submits bill to percentise expats

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: MP Abdul-Kareem Al-Kandari submitted a bill on amending Amiri Decree No. 17/1959 on the residence of foreigners. Article One of the bill says, “The Council of Ministers shall determine the percentage of foreigners residing in the country according to their nationalities. In any case, the percentage …

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Council seeks new way to ‘appoint’ judges without P. Prosecution input – Output of PP cannot meet demands of courts: Al-Metawa’a

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: Chairperson of the Supreme Judiciary Council, Constitutional Court and Court of Cassation Yusuf Al-Metawa’a has stressed the need to search for a new way to appoint judges without going through the Public Prosecution, reports Al-Jarida daily. He explained the output of the Public Prosecution cannot meet …

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False employment is rampant in Kuwait labour market: Al-Kandari – ‘13 firms, over 500 employees referred to Public Prosecution’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: Confirmation by the State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah of the fact that at least 13 companies and more than 500 employees were referred to the Public Prosecution over cases of false employment and connivance to obtain …

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Government heeds HH Amir’s housing guidelines, says PM – CTC informs MPW about initial nod to convert 13 tenders into ‘limited’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24, (Agencies): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday affirmed his government is keen on implementing His Highness the Amir’s instructions for tackling housing issues. His Highness the Premier renewed the pledge in this respect during a reception, at Seif Palace, of …

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NO RISE SEEN IN MEDICAL INSURANCE FEES – No denial of emergency care because someone cannot pay

Adjustments possible to minimize suffering KUWAIT CITY, Aug 23: The announcement of impending price increases for healthcare services across public centers in Kuwait for non-nationals was met with an outcry from the expatriate workforce who found it unfair as they make the mandatory health insurance payments and contribute to the …

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