Thursday , September 20 2018


Bureaucracy linked to hike in prices of fish

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The bureaucratic routine associated with basic procedures for obtaining authorization to import fish into the country has led to hike in prices of fish and low supply in the markets, especially due to delay in arrival of consignments and trucks returning to the source of import, …

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Ramadan June 6 … Terror report denied

KUWAIT CITY, May 22, (KUNA): The lunar month of Ramadan will begin on Monday, June 6, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told KUNA Sunday. The lunar calendar is the reference Muslims use for marking religious occasions and seasons, and the Holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month, and is a month …

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Authority keen on recruiting qualified expatriates workers

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Acting Director of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Musa disclosed that approximately 1.6 million expatriates from different nationalities are currently working in private sector, reports Al- Qabas daily. He explained the figure constitutes 1,450,000 male and 140,000 female. He denied that Public Authority for Manpower intends …

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Residency cards for expats eyed to replace ‘stickers’

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Head of the General Department for Residency Affairs Major General Talal Marafi revealed about a new project being prepared for issuing residency cards to expatriates instead of placing stickers in their passports, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that the residency cards will be issued when their …

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KLU calls for ‘cancellation’ of sponsorship system completely

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Kuwait Labor Union (KLU) in a recent symposium held in cooperation with the General Federation of Nepali Trade Unions (Gefont) called for cancellation of the sponsorship system completely, reports Al-Qabas daily. Member of the Executive Council and Deputy Director of Labor Information Institute Awad Al-Mutairi noted …

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US sanctions two Kuwaitis for financing and supporting Al-Nusra Front and al-Qaeda

KUWAIT CITY, May 21, (Agencies): The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on two Kuwaitis, identified as A.A. and A.M., on charges of financing and supporting Al-Nusra Front and al-Qaeda organization, as well as four other individuals from Yemen, Syria and Libya who were accused of supporting al-Qaeda organization in the …

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Nearly 20,000 visas issued for Bangladeshis to work as domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Nearly 20,000 work permits have been issued for Bangladeshis to work as domestic workers for Kuwaiti families following the announcement made by Ministry of Interior to allow recruitment of Bangladeshi nationals, reports Al-Shahed daily. The General Department for Residency Affairs earlier issued a decision to grant …

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Some recruitment offices hike cost of acquiring ‘domestics’ to KD 1,500

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, and despite the parliamentary endorsement of domestic workers law and establishment of a company since last June to bring in domestic workers, some recruitment offices have increased the cost of acquiring a domestic worker to roughly KD …

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Hike seen in prices of readymade clothing – Trend attributed to lack of strict control of market

KUWAIT CITY, May 20: The readymade clothing market is raged by intensive shopping activities generally conducted ahead of traveling seasons and summer holidays, and the sector presently observes price hike of up to 50 percent, prompting many citizens and expatriates to complain of heat burning their pockets. Most people interviewed …

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Focus on Kuwait’s role in empowerment of women – Kuwaiti businesswomen in Jordan meeting

AMMAN, May 20, (KUNA): Two Kuwaiti business women highlighted, during a business meeting in Jordan Thursday, Kuwait’s experience in promoting women empowerment and building their abilities. Bedoor Al-Sumait, President of Business and Professional Women Network (BPWN), and Mashael Al-Asousi, BPWN’s Secretary, shared their knowledge while attending the first meeting of …

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