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Proposal lifts ticket burden from Kuwaiti sponsor of absconding domestic

MP queries expat health examinations KUWAIT CITY, April 9: MP Jaman Al-Harbash has forwarded questions to Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah about the medical tests of expatriate workers. He said the Health Ministry’s reports exclude some cases of medical re-examination in foreign medical centers before entering the country, including …

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‘Psychological tests not enough for Ethiopian domestic workers’

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: A number of citizens participated in a survey conducted by the daily concerning the decision to lift the ban on the import of Ethiopian domestic workers, reports Al-Rai daily. According to Sa’ad Al-Saqeil, psychological rehabilitation is not enough as it cannot guarantee that Ethiopian domestic workers …

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Expats in senior positions in Kuwait get less pay than their GCC counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The salaries of expatriates working in senior positions in Kuwait are lesser than the salaries of their counterparts in rest of the GCC countries, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a recent survey conducted by Gulf Business, the average salary of expatriates in senior positions is $7,826. …

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Law that prevents spreading clothes in balconies activated – Fines from KD 100 to KD 300.

 KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The Kuwait Municipality has activated the law No. 190/2008 which prevents spreading clothes to dry on balconies to protect urban landscape from being defaced, reports Al-Rai daily. The emergency team from the Capital Governorate organized an inspection campaign in Bneid Al-Gar recently and warned some …

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Hopes of many shattered

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The government shattered hopes to declare the last 10 days of Ramadan as annual public holiday, reports Al- Jarida daily. This came after the Civil Service Commission (CSC), along with the Fatwa and Legislation Department, outrightly rejected the proposal submitted by MP Abdullah Fuhad. In a …

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Al-Zour oil refinery to be completed by 2019 – Project will secure 1,500 jobs for Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, April 9, (KUNA): The key project of building Al-Zour oil refinery is forecast to finish by December 2019, a senior official said on Monday. Up to 57 percent of the vital venture has been accomplished, said Dr Khaled Mahdi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and …

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New luggage scanning machines installed

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Deputy Director General of Kuwait International Airport Affairs Eng Fahad Sulaiman Al- Waqyan says the project for installation of new smart machines for scanning luggage of arriving passengers is complete, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Waqyan explained that the project involves installation of three machines that are automatic …

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April 15, Sunday holiday marking Israa and Meraj

KUWAIT CITY, April 9, (KUNA): Next Sunday (April 15) is a public holiday marking Israa and Me’raj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement on Monday. The Cabinet took the decision to declare Sunday a public holiday during its weekly session, …

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MPs tussle on remittance tax – Deep divisions

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The issue of remittance tax has led to a state of tug-of-war currently in the parliamentary arena between supporters and opposers of this tax, with each side having their own arguments and evidences, reports Al-Rai daily. Now that the Parliament’s Finance Committee has referred the bill …

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CSC increases number of expats to lose jobs 3,600

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: In line with the ‘Kuwaitization’ of government jobs, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has increased the number of expatriates whose services in the government sector will be terminated to 3,600. The commission will soon address several government bodies to prepare list of expatriates as a preliminary …

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