Sunday , December 17 2017


Govt pledges to resolve maids hiring issue; rates remain high – Companies inflating costs warned

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: In light of the sharp reaction trailing the recent announcement of Al-Durra Domestic Recruitment Company regarding the cost of hiring male Indian workers and their salaries, the Minister of Commerce and Industry and acting Minister of Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Roudhan disclosed that a committee was formed …

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MEW denies cut in water supply

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Assistant Undersecretary for Water Operation and Maintenance in the Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng Khalifa Muhammad Al-Fureij has vehemently denied news circulating in the press and social media platforms concerning notification of general cut-off of water supply on Tuesday, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Fureij explained the …

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Amir accepts resignation of Cabinet

MOVE HEADS OFF NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IN ASSEMBLY KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday issued an Amiri Order accepting the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah’s Cabinet. The Amiri Order, effective as of Monday, stipulates the …

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Kuwait reaffirms backing to IAEA’s sustainable dev

ABU DHABI, Oct 30, (Agencies): Kuwait on Monday reaffirmed support to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) role in sustainable development. Mohammad Bu Shehri, Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), said Kuwait contributed to the establishment of Kazakhstan-based low-enriched uranium bank, which was recently opened, refl ecting its …

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Grilling vowed if VAT implemented – Panel mulls retirement age

MINISTER URGED TO QUIT FOR FAILURE TO LIFT SPORT BAN KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Financial and Economic Affairs Committee in the National Assembly on Sunday discussed a number of items in its agenda. Committee Rapporteur MP Saleh Ashour disclosed the proposed amendment of some provisions of the Social Insurance …

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‘Daman’ will guarantee expats health services – Hospitals, medical centres on agenda

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (KUNA): Minister of Health Jamal Al-Harbi on Sunday said that a joint permanent committee would be formed to set the general policies of the Health Insurance Company (Daman) hospitals and guarantee due medical services to expats in the private sector. Resolution 401 has defined the committee’s …

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Kuwait aims at qualitative rationalization, not ‘round-up’ in manpower management

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Khalid Mahdi has ended the controversy of demographics, stating that Kuwait does not seek to reduce expatriate labor, but is working seriously to achieve qualitative rationalization, in the sense that Kuwait will only employ labor that add …

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‘Demographic transition to put financial pressure on healthcare’

System struggling to tackle spread of common diseases: OBG KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Oxford Business Group (OBG) said Kuwait’s demographic transition is expected to exacerbate financial pressures on the public healthcare system, which is already struggling to tackle the spread of common diseases in high-income countries such as cardiovascular …

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‘Report for military duty’ – ‘No escape’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: Director General of Investigation Major General Fahd Al-Dosari stated the General Investigation Department has started looking into cases related to compulsory military service referred by Head of Military National Service at the Ministry of Defense, according to Law No. 20/2015. In a press statement, Al-Dosari called …

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