Sunday , September 23 2018

Opinion

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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Historical curse on Iraq … from Nouman to Hajjaj to Saddam then Suleimani

IRAQ is being devoured by starvation and thirst and drowning in unemployment and darkness, although she’s third in the world in terms of oil reserves. This is not strange in a country whose leaders looted $200 billion in 10 years (2003-2013), and conscripted 50,000 shadow soldiers from their followers and …

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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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Follow lead of Sabah Al-Ahmad the strategic partnership maker

SEVEN agreements on big projects and opening of doors for easy and expansive ties through cooperation between Kuwait and China are the outputs of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s visit to Beijing. In fact, this visit is a realistic expression of Kuwaiti diplomatic strength since the …

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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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Kuwaiti courts accept non-Arabic docus that go through certain processes

Under the labor law it states that all contracts should be drafted in Arabic with such version taking precedent over any translated version. Further, all pleadings before the court should be made in the Arabic language, which also should be used in writing all relevant memorandum. While legally all documents …

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Amir on Silk Road

THE state visit of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to China is very significant, specifically this time when preparations are underway to start the largest commercial transportation project in the world – the ‘One Belt-One Way Initiative’. Kuwait will be one of the basic terminals due …

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Fragrance of old Kuwait

Heritage, culture forgotten I had previously written an article in which I highlighted our negligence of everything related to our heritage and culture. If we study the history of Kuwait, we will not find people who cared about the state’s documents especially the correspondences between oil companies and the late Amir …

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