Sunday , February 18 2018

Insight

Help poor patients – Donors in quandary

I, and of course the others, receive messages from people asking for material assistance to non-Kuwaiti patients, often children or poor people, who are suffering from incurable diseases and cannot afford the high cost of treatment, especially after the recent decision of the Ministry of Health to stop paying for …

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Scythians – DIVERSITY AND SPLENDOUR OF NOMADIC ART

Véronique Schiltz, member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, delivered a fascinating lecture on ancient nomadic jewellery, highlighting the spirit and soul of these treasures, at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre last Monday evening, as part of the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Schiltz trained as …

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Do good ‘anyway’ – Could have done better

I take one step at a time as I approach my 80th birthday and I am happy with everything I have done or performed in my life, which I consider not much at all. However, one thing bothers me when I look back at my life. I have a kind of …

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‘We thank you all expats’ – Contributions a lot

Thank you all, we apologize to you for what some racists and ignorant people among us have against you. We shall always feel grateful and remember your contributions. I thank Saeed, the honest and wonderful Omani boy, who used to work in our house in the early 1950s, and without …

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Happy with dream come true

In honor of the reputation of more than fifty countries, and for other reasons, the state allows the citizens of these countries to avail visas on arrival at any point of entry. I do not know about the situation at the land and sea ports, but I know for sure …

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Nepotism thriving – Need to follow Oman

Upon the request of the Omani Interior Minister, the mayor of Al-Kamil wal Kafidistricts in the Sultanate of Oman has issued a circular to all elders warning against the danger of the growing phenomenon of tribal gatherings and participation of members of similar tribes from outside Oman. This happened in …

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Nation of generosity, ethics – ‘Respect workers’

My relationship with Indians started at an early age when my father thought in 1955 that it was time for me to learn English from someone who had mastered the language, but the experience was not successful as I have mentioned earlier. Ten years later, I worked at the Gulf …

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In defense of Turkey’s ME role

I have read in dismay the article entitled “Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response” by Mr Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor (UAE Businessman) published in your daily on 31 December 2017. The article is replete with factual errors, preposterous accusations and poisonous rhetoric about my country Turkey and our leaders. I …

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‘Checks will help you not fall prey to impersonation’

Checking your personal record in court should not be taken lightly. In a world driven by technology, new methods emerge through technology to commit crimes – impersonating someone is the worst that could happen to a person especially if the impersonation leads to an accusation. How does someone know if …

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AN UPGRADE TO THE PAST

On Monday, December 4, Al Sadu Society held an exhibition and presentation titled ‘Sadu in Contemporary Vision’ by Dr Zainab Al Ibrahim at Sadu House. Dr Al Ibrahim has made a mark as the first Kuwaiti to pursue doctorate studies in the philosophy of textile art. She has had numerous …

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