Friday , September 21 2018


Executive bylaws concerning new power, water tariffs issued

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Eng. Essam Al-Marzouq has issued executive bylaws of law No. 20/2016 concerning the new electricity and water usage charges, which will be published in the official gazette next Sunday. According to the executive bylaws, the minister will …

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MPs file to ‘grill’ minister over sports ban – ‘Don’t jump to conclusions over no-confidence vote’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, Abdulwahab Al-Babtain and Al-Humaidi Al- Subaie on Sunday submitted a grilling request against Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. The interpellation consists of these points: suspension of sports activity in Kuwait, wastage of public funds, serving …

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Combining public, private jobs will open doors for corruption: official

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Chairman of the Union of Kuwait Engineering Offices and Consultancy Firms Engineer Bader Al-Salman has warned of the dangers of parliamentary calls to allow citizens working in public sector to be licensed to carry on private activities and other projects, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He added the …

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‘US companies in Kuwait have reservations against FATCA’ – ‘Many against JASTA’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Strategic Consultant at Ernst &Young Company, Executive Member and Head of the Coordinating Committee for American Business Council in Kuwait Abdul-Aziz Al-Othman affi rmed that American companies in Kuwait have reservation against the implementation of FATCA, reports Al-Nahar daily. Al-Othman explained the reservation is based on …

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MP QUESTIONS DELAY ON METRO, RAILWAY PROJECTS – Sport warned … Asia Cup ban upheld

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani has warned against the reinstatement of club unions dissolved by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, indicating he will hold the premier responsible if the reinstatement pushes through. He said the reinstatement should be done through elections or court …

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Human Rights Watch notes Kuwait labor progress

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (Agencies): According to a recent report which has been issued by the Human Rights Watch Kuwait in 2016 took steps to improve the rights of migrant workers. During the same period, Kuwait also enacted a minimum wage for domestic workers, eased employer transfer rules, and passed …

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Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad ‘causeway’ to be completed by 2018: Al-Hassan – MPW expected to reshuffle directors of networks, roads

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): The construction of Sheikh Jaber Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah causeway is going underway according to its pre-set timeframe and it will be completed by 2018, an official at the Ministry of Public Works said Saturday. An undersecretary assistant at the ministry (Eng.) Ahmad Al- Hassan told …

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Construction of Kuwait airport on schedule: Al-Mutawaa – Venture to be executed in six years

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): Construction of a new terminal at the airport is proceeding according to schedule since work started in early December, Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawaa said on Saturday. The minister, during an inspection tour at the venture site, indicated that more time might be needed …

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No ‘missing’ ballot boxes

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): National Assembly Secretary General Allam Al- Kandari refuted rumors on social media on vote rigging by either having missing ballot boxes or misrecording of votes. Al-Kandari told the press, Friday, that the parliament’s secretariat had received and kept all ballot boxes, without having any of …

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Experts slam law obliging expats to deal with 3 ‘private hospitals’ – ‘Differentiating private-public sector employees violates A 29 of Constitution’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: Politicians and legal experts have criticized law obliging expatriates working in private sector to deal with three specific private hospitals as a violation of the Kuwaiti Constitution. Chairman of Kuwait Society for the Development of Democracy Nasser Al-Abdali said it’s not acceptable to force expatriates to …

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