Kuwait

‘Employees paid without working’

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: There are indications that several Kuwait Municipality employees have been receiving salaries and allowances wrongly, as they do not work for the money they earn and only depend on wasta and nepotism, reports Al-Shahed daily. A source disclosed that concerned employees do not engage in any …

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Communication, Interior reach agreement to block defaulters’ transactions – 107 MoE employees unjustly obtaining social, children’s allowances

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Sector at the Ministry of Communication Adel Dashti said an agreement has been reached with the Ministry of Interior to ‘block’ the transactions of Kuwaitis, residents and companies until they pay their debts to the ministry because in …

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Panel approves proposal to amend Domestic Labour Law No. 69/2015

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The Parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee on Sunday approved the proposal to amend Domestic Labor Law number 69/2015. Committee Chairman MP Faisal Al- Shaye revealed the proposal is to amend the first paragraph of Article One of the law to read as follows: “A closed …

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Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and travel to United States

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The US Embassy wishes to remind all nationalities who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program that as of 01 April, 2016 they must have a valid electronic passport. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic …

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‘Privatization draft law will be ready within two weeks’ – ‘Haraj’ market project will be implemented: MoCl

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousef Al-Ali said the privatization draft law will be ready within two weeks as the ministry is currently working on the final touches to pave way for submission to the National Assembly, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement, the minister …

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‘MPW causes state to incur millions in losses’

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: State Audit Bureau revealed that the Ministry of Public Works does not have a clear vision for implementing projects, and causes the state to incur millions of dinars in losses, reports Al-Jarida daily. It stressed the need for the ministry to implement projects as per studied …

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‘Fuel price hike on April 1’ – Assembly okays document

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: The Ministry of Finance is expected to implement the proposed fuel price hike on April 1, 2016 since the National Assembly has already approved the Economic Reform Document, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior official sources. However, a source from the Supreme Council for Planning rejected the …

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MoE’s top employees fails in electronic examination

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Many high-level employees of Ministry of Education including directors, assistant directors, supervisors and head of departments failed in the tests of supervisory positions, which indicate the low level of ability of officials who are in charge of the country’s educational process. The results announced by the …

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Charges for barbequing denied

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Director of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi denied that the municipality is planning to charge people for the use of certain public locations for grilling food, reports Al-Rai daily. He said Kuwait Municipality is planning to coordinate with the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish …

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Kuwait free of radioactive substances: MoH – Tests negative

KUWAIT CITY, March 26, (KUNA): Samples of soil, air and water taken from various parts of Kuwait, particularly Al-Mutlaa area, tested negative for uranium radioactive substances, said director of the Health Ministry’s department on radiation prevention. The daily readings of particle detectors showed no indication of radioactive pollution or harmful …

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