Kuwait

Need to tackle hurdles, become ‘VAT-ready’ by the end of 2017 – ‘Tough times ahead for businesses in Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: Businesses in Kuwait need to take on the challenges of implementation in order to become ‘VAT-ready’ in 14 months, Ernst & Young (Al Aiban, Al Osaimi and Partners) officials urged at a conference held at the JW Marriott Hotel on Monday morning, that looked at the …

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CSC agrees on salaries

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has agreed to disburse salaries to employees of the public sector who engage full time to establish small projects affiliated to the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise Development, reports Al-Anba daily. The law of the fund allows a public …

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Cassation throws out 21 parliamentary candidates

  KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: After a marathon session that started from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, the Court of Cassation upheld the decision of the Ministry of Interior and disqualified 21 candidates from contesting in the 2016 National Assembly elections scheduled for Nov 26. Although the candidates are still …

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‘MGRP must study ways to curb fake employment’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday entrusted the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) with studying a proposal for introducing legislative amendments to curb the phenomenon of fake employment. The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting at Bayan Palace, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh …

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Running for Parliament seat a financial burden for some – No posters on cars: Interior Ministry

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21, (KUNA): Running for Parliament nowadays puts a heavy financial burden on whomever is considering the seat due to what it takes in providing the finest in logistics and staff. A significant budget must be earmarked in order to cover even the basic of expenses, not to …

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Building caretakers rip off prospective tenants – Commission ranges from KD 150 – KD 200

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The caretakers of some residential buildings have increased the commission they expect from prospective tenants for reserving flats from KD 150 to KD 200 and sometimes even a smartphone, reports Al-Rai daily. This truth was depicted in an Egyptian movie titled “Al-Baih Al-Bawab” (His Excellency the …

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CID warns ‘hotels’ against withholding info on guests

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has issued a warning to all hotels which offer accommodation against withholding any information about guests of both genders, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the hotels managements are required to provide the CID departments with copies of identities staying in …

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Lawyer files petition to challenge dissolution

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: Attorney Hani Hussein has submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court to declare the decree on dissolving the National Assembly unconstitutional. In his petition, the lawyer pointed out that the decree did not meet the conditions for dissolving the Assembly, citing lack of legal basis for …

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MoE compiles list of jobs held by non-Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: As per the request of Civil Service Commission (CSC), Administrative Sector of the Ministry of Education is compiling a list of jobs occupied by none Kuwaitis in 16 sectors of the ministry for fi scal year 2016/2017, reports Al- Rai daily. In this context, Assistant Undersecretary …

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DFI will help create 1,000 new job openings in fiscal 2015/16 – Plan to reduce effects of fuel price hike on citizens

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: Direct Foreign Investments (DFI) will help in ensuring 1,000 new employment opportunities in the 2015/2016 fiscal year through the introduction of 15 international companies into the Kuwait market. The total value of the direct foreign investment for the year 2015/2016 is about KD 637 million, reports …

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