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Kuwait

Philippine labor secretary Silvestre Bello due to Kuwait to resolve crisis

MANILA, May 1, (Agencies): The Philippines Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to fly to Kuwait on May 7 to what the Philippines government said “iron out” differences with the Kuwaiti government and rekindle warm ties, according to UNTV news. The presidential spokesman Harry Roque in a press briefing …

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‘Kuwait witnessing a black market of domestic workers’ – KD 80 to KD 100

Clients find prices irresistible KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Amid the ongoing issue of domestic workers in Kuwait, especially the recent escalation of crisis that led to a ban on the recruitment of workers from the Philippines, the country is now witness to a black market of domestic workers schemed by …

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Hiring Indian maids to begin next week – Female domestic workers ban lifted

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Following the suspension of female Indian domestic workers for three years, Ministry of Interior has submitted a memo to Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the success of negotiations and meetings held between Domestic Labor Department and officials from the labor office of Indian Embassy in Kuwait, …

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MoH asks not to distribute Metaphage tablets for diabetes patients

‘Clinics received complaints from diabetics’ KUWAIT CITY, May 1: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has asked the directors of all health zones not to distribute ‘Metaphage 500 mg’ tablets for the diabetes patients, reports Al-Rai daily. The ministry has asked the health zones to return this medicine to the Medical …

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Hotline activated to receive complaints

Domestic Employment Dept still in charge of recruiting KUWAIT CITY, May 1: General Department of Public Relations and Security Media in the Ministry of Interior stated that Residency Affairs Department affiliated to the Criminal Security Sector has activated hotline 50819241 to receive enquiries and complaints from citizens at the end …

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New Hajj law deals appropriately with ‘violating’ caravans: Awqaf

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Undersecretary of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fareed Emadi affirmed that the application of the new Hajj law deals appropriately with violating Hajj caravans and related advertisements placed in random locations and social media, reports Al-Qabas daily. He stressed the need to supply the accommodations …

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No-confidence motion filed against ‘Oil’ – PM grilling held in camera

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: A motion of no confidence was presented against Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi during the regular parliamentary session on Tuesday, following a debate on the grilling request submitted against the minister by MPs Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Abdulwahab Al-Babtain. The ten …

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Philippines moves to halt Kuwait migrant row

Manila, May 1, 2018 (AFP) – The Philippines on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait in a migrant labour row, days after its President Rodrigo Duterte announced a permanent ban on workers going to the Gulf state. The dispute, simmering for months, erupted last week when Kuwait expelled the …

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Detractors deride Duterte for asking Filipinos to leave Kuwait

Kuwait, Philippines move to normalize relations – Philippines could seek the help of Saudi Arabia or Qatar KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (Agencies): Kuwait says it stands ready to cooperate with the Philippines to address labor issues facing Filipino workers, but would also “act decisively” against attempts to breach its sovereignty. Deputy …

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Sheikha Bibi at forefront in fight for rights of expat workers

‘Changing behaviour and attitudes remain difficult’ KUWAIT CITY, April 30: As founder and head of the Social Work Society (SWS), Sheikha Bibi Nasser Al Sabah has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of the disenfranchised migrant workers in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. In the pursuit of justice …

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