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Kuwait

Fears on the infiltration of Filipino workers carrying infectious diseases

KUWAIT CITY: Subsequent to the verdict issued in the Philippines striping GAMCA system of accreditation to perform medical checkup for potential overseas workers, health sources have expressed fears on the infiltration of Filipino workers carrying infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS into the country, reports Al-Jarida daily. Sources noted the verdict …

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‘Address Kuwait’s financial problems without touching pockets of citizens’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: MP Fares Al-Otaibi has announced via Twitter his intention to submit an interpellation request against Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil Anas Saleh over the government’s intention to lift subsidies on some basic goods and services. Earlier, Al-Otaibi criticized Al-Saleh while he …

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Senior Kuwaiti official urges higher spending on research

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3, (KUNA): A senior official on Sunday marked Kuwait planned hosting of a conference on knowledge economy with a call for increasing spending on scientific research and overhauling the sectors of sciences and knowledge. Dr Hind Al-Sabeeh, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of …

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Scores of Expat judges refuse to renew work contracts

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Judicial sources disclosed that scores of expatriate judges are inclined to notify the Supreme Judicial Council of their intention against renewing their contracts to work in the Kuwaiti courts for another year, despite their contracts are renewable, reports Al-Rai daily. The same sources declined to mention …

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Schools to appoint Kuwaiti women as guards

KUWAIT CITY: Within the replacement policy in government agencies, the doors of Kuwaiti schools have been opened for Kuwaiti women who want to work as security guards, reports Al-Rai daily. The Ministry of Education will employ 72 people at the schools in Mubarak Al- Kabeer, and 174 at schools in …

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‘Exodus’ blamed on low salary: Al-Ghunaim

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Public Works Engineer Awatef Al-Ghunaim disclosed that exodus of qualified Kuwaiti employees from the ministry is due to low salary and lack of allowances commensurable to the duties they perform, reports Al-Rai daily. Engineer Al-Ghunaim pledged the traffic gridlock will fade …

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MoCI dept to check commodities in market before & after fuel price hike

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: In anticipation of prices hike that may arise out of the fuel price increase in the country, Minister of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) Dr Yusuf Al-Ali affirmed that the sector has given instructions to the commercial monitoring and control department to study prices of all commodities …

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1,500 cases of heart diseases yearly: official

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (KUNA): At least 1,500 people, including 700 Kuwaiti citizens, are diagnosed with heart diseases annually, while about 5,000 cases visit outpatient clinics, said Dr Mousa Akbar, head of Cardiology Unit at Sabah Hospital. On the occasion of the awareness day on heart disease launched by the …

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CSC reaches ‘agreement’ – ‘Salaries to be paid in full’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Minister of Finance and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh presided over the meeting of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) last Monday, during which he looked into the consequences of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the nullification of the decree for the establishment of an anti-corruption authority, …

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5 visas per citizen yearly to bring in Article 20 workers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: In what is seen as a bold decision to help fight trafficking in domestic visas (Article 20) and the high cost of employing domestic workers, Director of the Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major- General Talal Ma’arafi has issued a decision according to which …

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