Kuwait

Domestic hiring fees queried

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: MP Saleh Ashour has forwarded questions to Minister of Commerce and Industry and State Minister for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Rawdhan about the fees for recruiting domestic workers. Ashour cited a report published by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Oct 23, 2017 about the formation of a …

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Manila brandishes ban for system change – Philippines charges ‘slave-like’ conditions

MANILA, Feb 28: The Philippine government has said the ban on employment of the Filipino workers remains in place in a bid to open talks on their working conditions in Kuwait, according to news.abs-cbn. The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Wednesday said the ban is an opportunity for what …

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Expats refuse to rectify status, leave despite grace extension

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: Ministry of Interior announced the extension of grace period given to residency law violators for two months ending April 22, because the initial amnesty period did not bring out the anticipated outcome—especially as only about 10-15 percent of the target beneficiaries exploited the opportunity, reports Al-Rai …

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40,000 govt staff take 3 days sick leave following national holidays

CSC to launch investigation KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: A total of 40,000 employees from various ministries and state institutions took sick leave for three days following the official holidays declared for Kuwait’s National Days, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting a source from the Civil Service Commission (CSC). He explained that CSC …

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Hundreds of ‘expat’ teachers face sack – ‘Syrians not in list’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has started taking procedures to terminate the services of hundreds of expatriate teachers. According to sources close to the ministry, the Human Resources Department was instructed to notify expatriate teachers in some educational districts about their termination before the national holidays …

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Kuwait offers treatment to Syrian refugees

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: Kuwait’s voluntary team “Shefaa” on Wednesday concluded a four-day voluntary mission to Jordan where it offered medical treatment to hundreds of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. This 15th trip undertaken by the team coincided with Kuwait’s National Days and witnessed a “new humanitarian achievement,” namely offering …

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FM briefs Cabinet on results of his US visit, meeting with Abbas

Council of Ministers holds post nat’l days’ session KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28, (KUNA): The Cabinet held its weekly session on Wednesday at Bayan Palace, under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah. Following the session, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet …

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Power will be disrupted in Surra and Firdous

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28 : Power will be disrupted in Surra and Firdous in the next few days because the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) will carry out maintenance works in the secondary power transmission stations in these areas, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources explained this is part …

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Kuwait Airways ‘plans’ to open new terminal in June

Move to handle 25 mln passengers a year KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: A support terminal, which was originally scheduled to open at the beginning of last year but experienced delays, will be used exclusively by Kuwait Airways until Terminal 2 is completed, says Gulf Business News quoting Kuwait Airways CEO. …

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MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei weighs in on domestics

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has submitted a proposal related to Al- Durra Company for Recruiting and Employing Domestic Workers. He pointed out that the cost for recruiting domestic workers remain high although the company has been operating for quite some time now and there are even indications …

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