Thursday , April 26 2018

Kuwait

Manila push practical steps – Progress praised

Min. salary KD 120, at least 8 hrs rest per day, allowed to keep mobile phones and passport, work only one household MANILA, March 11, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sunday praised the progress made by the negotiating parties – Kuwait and the Philippines – to the …

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Activists voice displeasure over hate speech targeting expats

‘Emulate the example of HH the Amir in dealing with expatriates’ KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Several Kuwaiti activists have expressed displeasure on the rate of discrimination and hatred against expatriates who entered the country legitimately in search of greener pastures, given that Kuwait is in dire need of expatriate workers. …

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Kuwait Engineers Society nod vital to renew the residency permits of expatriate engineers

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued a circular to all labor departments not to renew the residency permits of expatriate engineers unless they obtain a no-objection certificate from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES), reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Meanwhile, sources confirmed that vacant leadership posts in …

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Number of top brand agencies plan to vacate rented sites

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: The managements of some commercial complexes have received letters from a number of agencies of well-known brands about their intention to leave the sites they rented by the end of March, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained that these letters came from agencies in …

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Supreme council meeting discusses health insurance system, its impact

KUWAIT CITY, March 11, (KUNA): First Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, chaired on Sunday the council’s seventh meeting of its first term in 2018. Emerging from the meeting, Minister of Social Affairs, Labor and Minister …

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Justice, equality sought in locals, expats healthcare

‘Alarming spread of colon cancer seen’ KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Dr Waleed Al-Falah, Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs in the Ministry of Health affirmed that ‘Sustainable Development Goals 2030’ approved by the United Nations in September 2015, is a major and highly rated landmark compared to the previous ‘Millennium Development …

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Chaos at Kuwait airport due to malfunctioning of conveyor belt

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Congestion was experienced for more than two hours from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm inside Kuwait International Airport due to malfunctioning of conveyor belt, and the use of a single conveyor belt for three flights, reports Al-Qabas daily. The employees were unable to ensure the arrival …

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Expats suffering from Cancer, Diabetes, High BP ..etc, will no longer be able to obtain residencies in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The stepfeed.com quoting the Al-Watan e-newspaper said expatriates who suffer from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and several other diseases although not contagious will no longer be able to obtain residencies in Kuwait. This comes after Kuwait’s Ministry of Health is said to have released a …

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‘Pay to stay … or leave without fines’ – Offer extends to April 22

NEW HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE FOR RESIDENCY VIOLATORS KUWAIT CITY, March 10, (KUNA): Privately-employed foreign residents, who have exceeded their permitted stay in Kuwait beyond Jan 3, 2016, after going absent from work, will be allowed to settle their penalties or leave the country without paying a fine, the Interior Ministry said …

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Envoy denies share-out of sheltered domestics

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Philippine Embassy vehemently denied a malicious tweet being spread allegedly by a foreign recruitment agency against the embassy for conniving with an advocacy group to encourage Filipino household service workers to escape from employers and those who run to the embassy are in turn allowed …

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