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Tuesday , December 11 2018

Insight

Dates from a diminishing Souq Tamar

As we come to the end of the date harvest, many varieties of this delicious and healthy fruit are cheap and plentiful in the market. Along the streets and in gardens all over Kuwait you can see date palms hanging heavy with their golden bundles of fruit that are ready …

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‘Set an example for people’

‘Spurious campaign’ ‘God and Gabriel and his angels support Erdogan’, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. I have never before seen a more false campaign embarked upon by the Muslim Brotherhood like the one I saw over the past few days especially in Kuwait and their demand to support the weak Turkish lira not …

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Live and let live

Work on road to paradise The following text is attributed to the late Sudanese parliamentarian Mohammad Ibrahim, “If a Muslim governs me, he will not help me go to Paradise, if an atheist governs me he will not get me out of Paradise, and if I am governed by those …

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New manpower company’s ‘price’ tag and name of worker not humanitarian

THE most awaited manpower company has finally started operating. It provides other companies with employees and citizens with domestic workers upon their request.  Among many manpower companies, this one claims to have adopted a humanitarian vision; an honest and trustworthy company which offers safe deals to clients who will not …

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Continued banality hype

‘Enough is enough ‘ The former academician and politician Abdullah Al-Nafisi is a well-known political theorist for a number of television channels looking for excitement. He is, in any case, a skilled and well-known speaker in persuading those who listen to him, especially the semi-educated who constitute a majority among …

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‘A stitch in time saves nine’

Raising thieves A friend, whom I trust and respect, told me that in 1975 an educationalist met a senior official and gave him a list of names of senior officials in the country who were holding education certificates that had not been accredited, so as not to say ‘forged’ and terminate …

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What blocked my story?

Promises in vain For technical reasons I have published my new story in Beirut “Abdullatif Al-Armani (Armenian)” which includes approximately 150 pages. I have submitted copies of the story to the Kuwait Books Censorship Department of the Ministry of Information for approval so that I can sell the books in  …

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Beginning of change

Balloon of happiness Yousef is a small boy intelligent and discerning. He was very familiar of his father the way he talked about his accounts in banks, about his property abroad, saw money in his father’s hands, and how he used the credit cards to buy the household needs. Yousef …

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Mutual consent needed to modify an agreement

Recently I’ve seen an increase in disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors. Usually, the prime contractor fails to fulfil its payment obligations, or the subcontractor is not performing as agreed. These disputes are often the result of a non-existent or poorly drafted contract that both parties have refused to follow. …

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‘Purpose of ad unclear’

Who’s beneficiary? A Kuwaiti charity society has placed dozens or perhaps hundreds of expensive billboards on sidewalks along many streets in Kuwait, inviting the citizens and residents to memorize the Surah Al-Baqarah from the Holy Quran, calling it a blessing on the health of young people. Of course the text of …

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