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Monday , November 19 2018


MoH sets aside KD 1.33 mln to expand, establish new hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health set KD 1.33 million for a total of seven projects for expansion and establishment of hospitals in the country’s governorates. Head of the health projects department at the Ministry, (engineer) Hisham Abulhasan said in remarks to KUNA on Wednesday that the …

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‘Finance’ seeks appropriate solutions to budget deficit – MoE refutes rumors on fee hike by American schools

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: The Ministry of Finance is studying the possibility of reviewing 5,000 services to identify the cost and fees as a prelude to adding them to the plan to regulate expenditures, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. Sources disclosed the budget deficit reached KD 6 billion, while …

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Kuwaiti troops for Saudi Arabia to fight Yemen rebels – report

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29, (Agencies): Kuwait has decided to send troops to its neighbour Saudi Arabia to resist cross-border attacks by the Yemeni Houthi movement, the Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas reported on Tuesday citing an informed source. Though a nominal member of a Saudi-led coalition that has bombed the Iran-allied Houthis …

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Several citizens, expats express objection to hike in prices of fuel – ‘Govt has not provided any alternatives’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Several concerned citizens and expatriates have expressed objection to the intention of government to increase the prices of fuel, especially after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have taken a similar step. They stressed the decision will cause untold hardship to low income earners. A Kuwaiti man Jassem …

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‘KD 763m collected since 2000 as health insurance fee not utilized’ – Medical products seized from gyms, salons fake, smuggled: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: The country’s treasury has collected KD 763.5 million, which is equal to $2.5 billion, since Health Insurance Law Number 1/1999 for foreigners took effect in 2000, reports Annahar daily quoting sources. Sources said such money has been accumulating for 15 years without investing it, clarifying neither …

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Plans to cut number of expat teachers by 25 pc

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education at the Ministry of Education Fatima Al- Kandari has unveiled the ministry’s plan to reduce the number of expatriate teachers by 25 percent; especially those whose fields of specialization are available among Kuwaiti, GCC and Bedoun teachers like the Social Studies …

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Representatives of labor unions protest against new exec orders

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Representatives of several labor unions on Tuesday organized a sit-in in front of the Public Authority for Manpower, protesting against the new executive orders implemented by the authority, which give it power over the labor unions. The protesters consider the new executive orders issued by Minister …

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DARK ECONOMIC SITUATION AWAITS INACTION – Time up to carry out economic reforms: World Bank to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: The issue of streamlining expenditure and cutting down subsidies has resurfaced after the recent report of government’s financial consultant, Earnest & Young, and the visit of President of the Executive Board of World Bank Dr Merza Hassan who met with the Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim. …

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No work permit for expats with less than one year passport validity – ‘Enough grace period

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: Director of General Department for Residence Affairs Major General Talal Maarafi said the Public Authority for Manpower has been instructed not to issue work permits to any expatriate whose passport’s validity is less than one year in order to avoid violating the law on linking the …

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Unified labor contract template endorsed

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: The Fatwa and Legislative Department has endorsed the unified labor contract template in a preliminary step toward its implementation in all labor departments in early 2016. In a statement, acting Director General of Fatwa and Legislative Department Ahmad Musa said the new unified contract template guarantees …

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