Sunday , October 21 2018

Insight

Success of George Soros

‘Quit envy’ Some people describe businessman and billionaire George Soros as the man of Israeli money and the Jewish financial machine.  They also hurled other accusations at him.  None of them reaches the level of accusation, but this is only in the eyes of our people. The rest of the …

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Update tied to Commercial Agencies Law to ease process for long-term agencies

Principals and agents should be aware of the procedural update in connection with the Commercial Agencies Law. Ministerial Decision No. 565 of 2017 for the Issue of the Executive Bylaws of the Law No. 13 of 2016 Concerning the Regulation of Commercial Agencies was enacted in late 2017 to provide …

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Critical thinking

Lives at risk I constantly receive a lot of meaningless and ridiculous messages through the social media application ‘WhatsApp’, such that I often wonder: How did the sender accept or believe the contents of such messages? Someone who is supposed to be a teacher, educated and with a degree of awareness …

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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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