Kuwait

VAT seen finalized in next Assembly term

Expat cuts public, governmental demand, says MP KUWAIT CITY, May 14: Reducing the number of expatriates in the country has become a public and governmental demand due to the lack of jobs for Kuwaitis, says Chairman of the parliamentary Job Replacement and Employment Crisis Committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh. While pointing …

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Govt to speed up provision process of medicines

KUWAIT CITY, May 14, (KUNA): Kuwait Cabinet Monday assigned Ministry of Health to coordinate with government authorities to speed up provision of medications and medical equipment for patients. The ministry should accelerate measures to agree with drug companies to provide necessary medicine and equipment as soon as possible, Deputy Premier …

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‘I will continue to cheat’ – Student defies minister’s order

KUWAIT CITY, May 14: While activists on the social media, public personalities and Twitter users continued to declare their support for the decision taken by the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi to fight the phenomenon of cheating in exams, a student challenged the decision …

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Expats focus of MP jobs ire

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: MP Safa’a Al-Hashem has called on the government to replace expatriate employees in various State institutions with Kuwaitis. She pointed out the expatriate employees in these institutions are the ones identifying the needs of ministries for supervisors according to the replies of ministers to the questions of …

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Fine upto KD 6,000 to be imposed for incorrect or fake news

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Items on the agenda of the parliamentary session slated for Tuesday includes the 54th report of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of law number 31/1970 amending certain provisions of Penal Code number 16/1960. Article One of the bill stipulates adding a …

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Kuwait’s Minister hopes Duterte to facilitate complete removal of ban on Filipino workers

KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al-Jarallah affirmed that the Philippines delegation led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Cayetano will forward all necessary recommendations and information concerning the signed agreement to President Rodrigo Duterte to facilitate complete removal of ban on the deployment of Filipino workers, reports Al-Qabas …

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Amir hails municipal poll – Winners urged to contribute to welfare of homeland

KUWAIT CITY, May 13, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to the winning candidates of the 2018 Municipal Council Elections on Saturday night. He expressed best wishes for the new members of the Council and hopes they will be able to contribute …

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‘State Treasury expects to make $2b following application of VAT’

KD 20m of MoH’s budget to be spent towards contracts, deals KUWAIT CITY, May 13: The State Treasury expects to make $2 billion following the application of the value-added tax (VAT), reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources from the Ministry of Finance. The sources pointed out the ministry has estimated its …

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Minister praised for tackling ‘cheating mafia’ in schools

‘New decisions aim at protecting hard working students’ KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Several lawmakers expressed satisfaction with the procedures initiated by the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azemi to counter the ‘cheating mafia’ that threatens the entire education sector, reports Al-Shahed daily. MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei declared he’s …

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First mosque on solar energy

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Engineer Fareed Emadi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs stated the ministry on Monday will inaugurate the first mosque to use alternative energy in Kuwait, reports Al- Anba daily. Engineer Emadi noted the inaugural ceremony will be held under the auspices of the …

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