Kuwait

Salem Al- Mubarak shopping street re-named as ‘Barayeh Salem’

KUWAIT CITY, May 7, (KUNA): Authorities are renovating Salem Al- Mubarak shopping street, closing it to traffic and re-naming it as “Barayeh Salem” — derived from the genuine Kuwaiti term “Baraha”, meaning a yard. The enterprise is designed to lure tourists and shoppers as part of the state approach toward …

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MP ‘warns’ Prime Minister over oil

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: The Environment Committee of the National Assembly met Sunday with officials from several government entities to discuss the issue of ‘fish deaths’ and contamination of the Sabah Al- Ahmad residential area. Head of the committee, Dr Mohammed Al-Huwailah said that the Environment Public Authority has promised …

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Filipino diplomat ‘rescue’ talks on

MANILA, May 6: ‘Sensitive’ negotiations are ongoing between the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait to extricate three Filipino diplomats who are charged with ‘kidnapping’ Filipino maids from the homes of their employers, said the Filipino Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, according to globalnation.inquirer.net. “The negotiations seek to repair bilateral …

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Performance of cleaning companies to be monitored

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has disclosed strict implementation of procedures to monitor the performance of cleaning companies to ensure improvement in their performance in the coming phase, reports Al-Rai daily. He said this will be done by tightening controls on the provisions …

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Parliament panel receives statement on termination of 1,000 expatriates

Annual cost of expat children’s education costs over $270 mln KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Parliament’s Replacement Committee has received statements from some governmental institutions concerning the termination of nearly 1,000 expatriate employees of the public sector from July 1, reports Al- Rai daily. According to a report prepared based on …

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Inspections at domestic labor offices organised – Move to protect competition

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: The Competition Protection Authority has disclosed that the judicial control teams affiliated to it organized inspection campaigns for a period of three days on domestic labor offices in various areas especially Hawally, Farwaniya and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh to uncover any monopolistic unions in the domestic labor market, …

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Commerce set to implement e-price monitoring project … floats tender

‘Social Affairs’ screens process of all benefits, allowances KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Ministry of Commerce and Industry is all set to implement the electronic price monitoring project and has floated a tender for that purpose, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting a source added the Minister of Commerce and Industry …

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Kuwait, Philippines talk to mend ties

MANILA, May 5, (Agencies): The Philippines presidential palace the Malacañang said Saturday talks between the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait continue to mend ties which have suffered a setback following the controversial rescue of what the Philippines embassy in Kuwait called ‘distressed’ Filipino migrants in Kuwait, according to abs.cbn.news. …

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Bill seeks to establish Criminal Evidence & Forensics Authority

Article 39 of Law No 17/60 cited KUWAIT CITY, May 5: The Ministry of the Interior in response to the Interior and Defense Committee of the National Assembly concerning the bill to establish the ‘Criminal Evidence and Forensics Authority’ cited Article 39 of Law No 17 of 1960. The ministry …

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More empty apartment flats in Kuwait as expatriates dwindle

Factories to be obliged to conduct environmental studies: EPA KUWAIT CITY, May 5, (KUNA): There are currently 49,130 empty apartment flats in Kuwait and Economics and 26,466 others under construction, thus more than 75,000 units need to be “absorbed” by the domestic property market in 4-5 years, according to Kuwait …

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