Kuwait

Municipality working to end services of expat workers

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Kuwait Municipality has started taking legal procedures to terminate the services of 100 expatriate employees by the beginning of April and then replace them with citizens in line with the Kuwaitization policy, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting sources. Sources confirmed the decision is in compliance with …

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Municipality to announce soon barbecue areas in public parks, coastlines

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Kuwait Municipality will make an announcement soon regarding the barbecue areas in public parks and coastlines, says Director General of the Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi. In a press statement, Al-Manfouhi disclosed that representatives from the concerned authorities such as the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and …

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MoSAL sets guidelines to collect donations during Ramadan

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: A source at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor said the ministry is setting guidelines to collect donations during the Holy Month of Ramadan, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the donations can be collected only via the K-Net, from bank accounts and online e-transfer. …

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Tourism boost needed to ‘diversify revenue’

KUWAIT CITY, March 29, (KUNA): The government is seeking to boost the tourism sector in a bid to diversify the country’s revenue sources, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Tuesday. Speaking at a conference on tourism and development, …

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Kuwait preps 10% corporate tax, 5% VAT – Law to MPs within months

KUWAIT CITY, March 28, (KUNA): Governments in the Middle East and North Africa are experimenting with new taxation methods in a bid to ratchet up their assets and maintain economic stability, an international tax expert said on Monday. Speaking at a lecture entitled, “New Taxation Developments in Kuwait,” Tax Advisory …

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Over 60 Lebanese await deportation for Hezbollah ties

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: More than 60 Lebanese are awaiting deportation for their alleged links to the ‘terrorist’ party, Hezbollah of Lebanon, reports Al-Qabas daily. Although all of them hold Article 18 residence permit, their status have been modified and they have been given a temporary residence permit of one …

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MP panel postpones labor law amendment

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Health, Social and Labor Affairs Committee in the Parliament on Monday looked into the proposal of the government to amend Article 57 of Private Sector Labor Law Number 6/2010. The article stipulates that the employer, who employs his workers in accordance with the provisions of …

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Fingerprinting must for every employee: Info

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Ministry of Information has instructed its employees to ensure they go through the fingerprint attendance system every time they arrive and leave the units where they work aside from their main work area, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Undersecretary Tarik Al-Marzam. In an administrative circular he …

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‘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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