Monday , December 18 2017

Kuwait

Two thirds of ‘expats’ in private sector receive less than KD 180 – MoI starts monitoring unauthorized news websites

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Expatriates working in the Ministry of Health receive salaries ranging from KD 120 for menial jobs to KD 300 for technical jobs and nursing, and salaries exceed KD 2,500 for specialized medical jobs; whereas expatriates’ salaries in the Ministry of Education range from KD 120 to …

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‘Kuwait ready to defend cases filed by teachers’ – High cost prevents new schools: official

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Chairman of Fatwa and Legislation Department Judge Salah Al-Misaad affirmed that the government will deal with any attempts aimed at filing cases against Kuwait, its government domains and financial establishments, indicating that it has not yet received any case concerning expatriate teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily. In …

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MoCI completes ‘regulations’ for mobile vehicles, seasonal markets – Bedouns, kids of widows & divorced Kuwaiti women to be naturalized

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: In accordance with the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the directives of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to invite young people to benefit from the facilities and support provided by the State, the Minister of Commerce …

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Visas issued for nationals of five countries reach 47,826 – Lawmakers cry out for accountability

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah revealed that the number of Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Afghans who obtained visit visas or residencies or family visas from Dec 11, 2016 to July 7, 2017 reached 47,826, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that …

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KNPC likely to spend KD 3.5b in next five years: Al-Mutairi – Company expected to hire additional 377 workers

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27, (Agencies): Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) expenditure for the next five years is likely to touch KD 3.5 billion ($11.6 billion), the company’s CEO Mohammad Al-Mutairi said on Sunday. In an interview with local Al-Rai daily, he said that such expenses are earmarked for ongoing projects …

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MPs vow continued focus on jobless – KUWAITIS CAPABLE OF COVERING NEEDS OF LABOR MARKET

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Unemployment is a major issue considering many Kuwaiti youths are capable of covering the needs of the labor market, says MP Riyadh Al-Adsani. In a press statement, Al-Adsani cited government data on the workforce for fiscal 2016/2017, stating the expatriate workers in public and private sectors …

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Enforcement of VAT system in Kuwait draws mixed reactions – ‘Specific rules, legislations vital to avoid negative consequences’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Enforcement of the Value Added Tax (VAT) system, which is supposed to start from January 2018 in all GCC countries, has been met with mixed reviews in Kuwait. Many welcome the implementation of such a tax system while others reject it. In this context, a number …

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‘Not right to hire expats in fields where citizens can easily handle’ – Foreigners should be fully aware of their duties, rights: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Member of Parliament Dr Jamaan Al-Harbash issued a statement on the employment contracts of expatriates; stressing that priority should be given to citizens in employment in the government sector, because it is wrong to have expatriates working in fields where citizens have the ability to do …

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Shelter established for women subjected to violence, assault – MoH pulls out of GAMCA agreement

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Assistant Undersecr-etary for Development Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hassan Kazem revealed about the establishment of a shelter for women who are subjected to repeated violence and assault, reports Al-Qabas daily. He stressed that the Family Supreme Council is in the process of …

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CBK planning to retire many ‘long-term’ staff – Citizens get additional benefits in quitting jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has started taking procedures to refer a number of employees for retirement as they have been in service for more than 30 years, except those occupying senior positions (department directors) due to their experience, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Clarifying …

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