Saturday , November 18 2017

Insight

Opera House … some thoughts

As I was watching the televised opening ceremony of the Opera House (Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center), my mind wandered and I remembered the university project in Shadadiya particularly the continuous delay and weird problems that have been haunting this project from the beginning. Due to fire incidents in this …

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Unbeliever and ‘nice guy’

One of my friends told me that when he uttered my name in the Diwan of the ‘Wajeeh’, the owner turned away his face and labeled me as unbeliever. In response to my friend I said: the gesture of the Wajeeh and his description of me is a Legion of …

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The unaccessible minister

I recently sent a message on the Twitter account of Ministry of Education and Higher Education, asking for an appointment to meet the minister Dr Bader Al-Essa. I wanted to present some useful ideas and suggestions directly to the minister, his deputy or any other responsible official. I used to be …

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Much ado about nothing – ‘Adieu Faisal’

Several newspapers reported last Saturday about the decision by the Ministry of Interior to install jamming devices inside the Central Prison and a number of candidates who are contesting the National Assembly elections, particularly those affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group and the Salafists have voiced their protest, particularly installing …

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‘Boycotters entry shocking’ – ‘False promises lead nowhere’

Paul Joseph Goebbels was Adolf Hitler’s (Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945) Minister of Propaganda. He was one of the most prominent members of his Cabinet …

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Shun sectarianism – ‘Govts share responsibility’

At the height of apartheid between the white minority and black majority in the Republic of South Africa, the Rev Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said of the continued conflict that it was unfortunate that so many people became victims, because at the end of the …

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‘Time now to reform tax law’ – ‘Deserving should get Zakat’

Ten years ago the National Assembly passed the ‘Zakat Tax’ Law or the ‘Baqer Law’, which obliged all joint-stock companies, listed and unlisted to pay tax 1 percent of the net profits to the State. The law allowed the companies to direct this Zakat tax, or part of it to …

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Bringing the best of America to Kuwait

I AM thrilled to be launching the fourth annual Discover America Week, which kicked off Sunday. Between Oct 23 and Nov 3, the Embassy will present events highlighting the best of the United States, including music, film, food, sports, automobiles, education and tourism. There will be special offers at American …

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‘A united GCC can only stand winds of change’ – ‘Shun disputes if any’

After the withdrawal of British colonial administration from the Arabian Gulf, there was political and security vacuum in the Gulf and it was feared that it will be filled through one of two regional powers at the time — Iraq and Iran. This led to the establishment of the Gulf …

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