Kuwait

Kuwait govt, Parliament drafting laws to shore up the economy: MP – Declining oil prices will not affect state development schemes

KUWAIT CITY, April 10, (KUNA): The Government and the National Assembly (Parliament) are currently working out a set of legislations intended to remedy economic issues, affirmed MP Dr Yousef Al-Zalzalah on Sunday. “We are seeking to accomplish them in proper time for sake of salvaging the economic conditions that have …

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Number of MPs vehemently oppose proposal to categorize power usage – Govt should search for other alternatives: MP Jalal

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: A number of lawmakers vehemently opposed the government’s proposal of categorizing electricity consumption and the related report of the parliament’s Finance Committee, stressing that they will not support any hike in the expenses of the citizens, reports Al-Seyassah daily. MP Sultan Al-Lugaisam affirmed his rejection of …

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‘No supervisory tasks for ministry’s doctors practising medicine outside’

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Ministry of Health stipulates that doctors practising medicine outside the ministry must relinquish their supervision tasks to avoid delaying the work in the ministry’s utilities, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting reliable sources indicated the ministry requires doctors occupying positions like head of section, supervisor and …

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11 MPs propose to grant citizenships to Bedouns

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The Bedoun case will witness a new phase of parliamentary- government negotiations during a meeting of the Parliament’s Interior and Defense Committee on Sunday, April 10, as 11 lawmakers have submitted 11 proposals for granting citizenship to 4,000 Bedoun residents of Kuwait, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting …

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Filipinos in Kuwait cast votes for national polls – Month-long OAV offi cially commences

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Hundreds of Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait (OFWs) along with other Filipinos abroad cast their votes on Saturday as the monthlong Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) officially commenced, allowing over 1.3 million Filipino registered voters to vote in the Philippine national elections and elect into office the …

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Kuwait leads Gulf in women in workforce

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Kuwait’s decision to allow women to join the security forces is considered a breakthrough in a generally conservative society that did not easily accept changes, especially when it comes to the status of women. In a report published by gulfnews.com on Saturday, Noof, a fresh military …

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Municipality seizes 20,000 chickens, shrimps unfit for human consumption – Disposal area for spoilt foodstuff open, unsecured: sources

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Kuwait Municipality Thursday confiscated 20,000 imported chickens and a huge pile of shrimps after discovering they are unfit for human consumption. This incident reveals the lack of concern that the ‘traders of death’ have for the health of consumers and the level of corruption in the …

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Bank ordered to rectify loan installments not to exceed 40 pc of citizen’s net salary

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Haitham Al-Atiqi, ordered a local bank to rectify the installment amount, not to exceed 40 percent of the net salary of a citizen who obtained loan, in addition to recalculation of the period of payment. Attorney Ali Al-Ali, …

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Kuwait to ‘establish’ anti-graft authority for fighting corruption – VIP access cards issued illegally to expatriates

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Head of Kuwait A n t i – C o r r u p t i o n Authority Lawyer Abdulrahman Al-Namash revealed that the Board of Trustees has edited a draft of the executive bylaw, which will be sent to the Minister of Justice and …

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KCCI link between pvt sector and government

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Shortly before voting to select 12 out of 19 board members for Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), some economy experts in the country said the sector has always supported government in proffering solutions to lingering economic problems, citing a recent comprehensive memo on economic …

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