Kuwait

Some firms have made ‘commercial’ investments on Failaka without permit

‘Govt treasury denied huge revenues’ KUWAIT CITY, April 19: In their exploitation and encroachment on government property, some companies have made commercial investments on Failaka Island spanning over 10 years without signing contract or obtaining security permit from concerned authorities, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily quoting a source said many …

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Remittance tax not taken up – MPs discuss work program

KUWAIT CITY, April 18: The National Assembly once again failed to discuss the issue of imposing tax on expatriate remittances during its Wednesday session and preferred to look into the issue during next session. However, the Parliament discussed during the session the government work program for the fifteenth legislative term …

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MoE ‘embarks’ on kuwaitization process based on CSC directives

e-site ready to receive applications KUWAIT CITY, April 18: Director of the Directorate of Human Resources at the Ministry of Education Saud Al-Juwaiser said the ministry has embarked on the process of Kuwaitization based on the directives of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al- Rai daily. The CSC had …

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Kuwaiti students attending public schools reach 33,000 – ‘42,000 teachers working’

KUWAIT CITY, April 18: The total number of Kuwaiti students in public schools is 330,000, out of who 157,000 are male students and 172,000 are female students, as per the latest official statistics, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the educational report of 2016/2017 issued by the Central Statistical Bureau, the …

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Securing the ‘signature’ of a minister to facilitate business is conflict of interest

Parties involved liable to legal questioning KUWAIT CITY, April 18: Several Constitution experts and legal practitioners unanimously agreed the idea of a lawmaker securing the signature of a minister to facilitate processing of transactions as a form of criminal conflict of interest, noting both the lawmaker and minister involved in …

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Two additional oil refineries to be built in coming years

Facilities to produce 300,000 bpd each KUWAIT CITY, April 18, (KUNA): Two 300,000-bpd refineries will be added in the coming years in order to meet the 2-million-bpd refining capacity target set for 2035, CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi said. The remarks were made during a …

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Remittance tax deliberation timed out – Debate likely Wednesday

MPs GIVE SECOND-READ NOD TO COMMERCIAL REGISTER BILL KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The National Assembly, during its second reading Tuesday, has given nod for the Commercial Register Bill. Meanwhile, the Assembly could not discuss the bills on taxing expatriate remittances, which were tabled to be discussed today, because of lack …

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‘Open offices for recruiting Filipino domestics at citizen service centres’

190 more Filipino workers return home from Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, April 17: Former MP Kamel Al-Awadhi has called for opening offices for recruitment of Filipino domestic workers in the citizen service centers, which will reduce the cost of recruitment for citizens and also end the role of middlemen, reports Al-Anba …

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‘Interior’ may opt for residence renewal electronically by Jan ’19

Bid to save time, effort and to ease burden on expatriates KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The Ministry of the Interior may opt for renewing the residence of expatriates ‘electronically’ from the beginning of 2019. However, the daily said the renewal of domestic workers sponsored by the Kuwaitis will begin this …

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Take advantage of Amnesty – Leave without paying fees

KUWAIT CITY, April 17:  The General Department of Residence Affairs has called on the violators of the residence law to take advantage of the remaining period of the humanitarian initiative launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ret Lieutenant General Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah, which ends on April 22, …

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