Sunday , November 19 2017

Kuwait

Philippine Embassy sets up assistance desk

JAD to respond to requests of Filipinos in Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: The Philippine Embassy’s Assistance to Nationals Unit (ATN) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait recently activated a Joint Assistance Desk (JAD) which responds to requests for assistance from Overseas Filipinos in Kuwait, Philippine Ambassador …

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MP proposes use of solar energy to rationalize power consumption

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: MP Abdullah Fahad has proposed using solar energy in all mosques, taking into consideration that the remarkable increase in electricity consumption during summer sometimes causes power outage. In his proposal, the lawmaker stressed the need to rationalize electricity consumption and keep pace with international technological developments …

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Visa freeze on North Koreans

KUWAIT CITY/DOHA, Sept 19, (RTRS): North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after UN Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States. US President Donald Trump urged …

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Kuwaitis hold on to their properties in Lebanon despite shaky circumstances

‘Kuwaiti nationals always feel at home in Sawfar town’ BEIRUT, Sept 19, (KUNA): Despite the shaky economic, security, and political circumstances, which ironically seem to always be the norm in Lebanon, Kuwaitis continue to hold on to their properties in the neighbouring Arab country. According to a report by the …

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‘Use new wing to treat only Kuwaitis’: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital Dr Mahdi Al-Fadli has sent a proposal to the Director of the District Health Area to earmark the new wing of the hospital to treat only Kuwaitis while the old wing can be used for treating expatriates, reports Annahar daily. He said …

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Minister adopts strategy to implement policy of replacing foreigners in judiciary

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Will the Kuwaitization of the government sector succeed this time in line with the decision that was taken last week? This is the question, reports Al-Qabas daily. Ten years ago, specifically in 2007, a similar decision was issued by the former Minister of Social Affairs and …

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KNPC denies sacking Kuwaiti workers after refinery closure

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: MPs Hamoud Al-Khudair and Askar Al-Anazi were shocked when they heard news on the dismissal of more than 100 Kuwaiti employees from Shuaiba Refinery and that they were replaced with Asian workers. Stressing that generating job opportunities for Kuwaitis will remain as one of the priorities …

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Minister sued in health fees rise

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Attorney Hashem Al-Refa’e filed a lawsuit against Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi concerning the decision to increase fees for medical services offered to expatriates. The Administrative Court scheduled a session for Oct 4, 2017 to decide on the lawsuit. Al-Refa’e argued that imposing medical fees …

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Cleaning staff protest late salaries – Company violates rules

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Scores of cleaning workers from a company that manages cleaning activities at buildings and edifices of the Municipal branches in various governorates gathered in front of the main Kuwait Municipality building to protest against late salary payment. The laborers threatened to embark on a strike if …

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‘Fingerprint attendance compulsory’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Secretary-General of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) and State Executive System Fawzi Al-Majdali issued an administrative circular to all employees on the need to register their attendance through the fingerprint system irrespective of their positions or period of service, reports Al-Anba daily. The cancellation …

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