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Kuwait

Government agencies working on changes to strategic salary scale

KD 40m promised to pay expat teachers still in limbo KUWAIT CITY, July 12: The concerned government agencies are now working on the amendment of the strategic salary scale to be ready for submission to the National Assembly in the next legislative round, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a knowledgeable source. …

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‘287 Kuwaitis received false certificates from fake schools’

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: It seems some people are now trying to take credit for the disclosure of the issue of fake certificates, which Al-Shahed daily has reopened. They are ignoring the role played by former MP Kamel Al-Awadi who was the first to address this issue, reports Al- Shahed …

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‘Over 776,000 work permits, 32,000 visas in two months’

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: More than 776,000 residence permits and 32,000 visit visas were issued in the last two months. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security explained that statistics issued by the General Department for Residency Affairs for …

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Hotline to aid expat workers

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: Kuwait Society for Human Rights has launched a “hotline 22215150” to raise awareness of migrant workers in Kuwait of their various legal rights and duties. Khalid Al-Hamidi, Chairman of the board of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, said that the hotline operates in five different languages: …

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The Ministry of Health suspends local ‘hire’ of expat nurses in govt hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: The Ministry of Health has suspended the local recruitment of expatriate nurses in public hospitals and medical centers, except those who obtained nursing certificates from Kuwait. Sources explained the ministry will hire nurses from abroad through the committees formed for this purpose. Sources said the recruitment …

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‘3 types of work activities allow employers to apply for visas’

Acting PAM chief reveals new workforce recruitment process KUWAIT CITY, July 11: Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Mousa revealed about recruitment of workforce from overseas and issuance of work permits based on an amended mechanism determined by the ministerial Decision No. 647/2017 concerning issuance of …

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Questions raised on fake degrees – ‘Financial irregularities at KD 3.8b’

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: Financial irregularities in approved budgets, amounting to KD 3.8 billion, have been accumulating since the pre-invasion era, says MP Saleh Ashour. While pointing out that the State Audit Bureau has the authority to supervise and monitor deposits and final accounts of government institutions, the lawmaker disclosed …

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Amended Labor Law in private sector takes effect: Al-Khodairi

Tabtabaei submits bill on academic equivalency KUWAIT CITY, July 10: The amended Private Sector Labor Law took effect after its publication in the official gazette on July 9, says MP Hamoud Al-Khodairi who proposed the amendment which was approved by the National Assembly in the last legislative round. He explained …

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Ministry of Information saved more than KD 7m after 1,000 employees axed

KUWAIT CITY, July 10: Ministry of Information says it has saved more than KD 7 million after ending the services of 1,000 employees who were working on allowance basis. This followed the decision taken by the concerned authorities to suspend a number of technicians and engineers working in Kuwait TV …

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Auto-disconnection of landlines from July 23

KUWAIT CITY, July 10: State Ministry for Services Affairs announced that it will auto-disconnect the landlines of defaulting subscribers who fail to pay their dues, starting from July 23, reports Al-Seyassah / Arab Times daily. It affirmed that the first warning notices were sent to defaulting subscribers on Sunday, and …

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