Thursday , September 20 2018

Insight

Blood money complexities

Societies at risk The pace of collecting blood money escalated recently, and there has been controversy over such collection and its legality. Consequently, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subeeh announced that a regulation will be issued very soon on the collection of donations for the purpose of resolving …

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Converting Muslim kids

Who to blame? With the wave of Arab-Muslim migration that swept through Europe, America, Canada and elsewhere, many Muslim families experienced change in the nature and behavior of their children, especially among those who sent their children to free Catholic religious schools — the most prevalent in these countries, unlike …

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‘What you didn’t realize’

In a previous article, I had criticized the miserable conditions prevalent in the Free Trade Zone. I talked about how it has transformed into a place for stray dogs, large quantities of garbage and vacant buildings. I called upon Minister of Commerce and Industry to restore its former role. What …

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Pessimism or optimism?

Optimism begets peace of mind, tranquility and possibly happiness, while pessimism begets worry, gloom and anxiety. Does this mean that we should ignore negative outlooks and only listen to those that are positive and optimistic? Maybe, but that would expose us to the vagaries of the negative events — if …

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Revival of lost dream

‘Illogical neglect’ During the last days of Ramadan, I used to visit Free Trade Zone in Shuwaikh regularly because I was working on furnishing the office of Kuwait Friendship Society. I felt gloomy whenever I was in that place. It was previously filled with manufacturers, businessmen and owners of new …

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Jadad that costs 20 bln

Results of inefficiency In Farwaniya Governorate, there was a desert area called Jadad where the wind-plant grew. The name was first changed to Shadad and later to Shaddadiya. It is the place where the government decided to establish a modern university almost 14 years ago. At that time, the total …

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‘Labor Law inefficient in protecting rights of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, July 15: The Labor Law in the country is inefficient as a legal system that is supposed to regulate all matters related to the workers. It does not protect the rights of workers, particularly in terms of work-related struggles. It seems to be walking on the path of …

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Laws are same for all

‘Facing your own music’ During a parliamentary session held in the late 1980s, an argument among MPs had escalated while they were discussing the punishments to be enforced on those who violate a law that was under discussion. The lawmakers were split into two groups with one insisting on the …

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Roads authority woes

Lesser ‘cat eyes’ now No public authority in Kuwait has suffered as much as the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transportation (PARLT). Its law was approved by the National Assembly four years ago but the authority has not been able to carry out some of its responsibilities yet, which …

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Oh fire! Be cool as well as a means of safety for Erdogan

WE recently witnessed a group of fundamentalists in the Kuwaiti society and people who imposed on it inhibitions and prohibitions celebrating in style and in a way that they had prohibited through their fatwas and statements. They had gathered in a diwaniya with a colorful decorated cake in front of …

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