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Family visas for Parents and Siblings stands suspended – Only wives and children visas open

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Major General Marafie explained that the decision to suspend issuance of family visas for parents and siblings is still valid. No expatriates are excluded from the decision. Family visas will currently be issued only for wives and children, as per the ministerial decision. He denied any …

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Bill to ‘increase’ residency fees for expats in final stage – Proposed increase ranges from 50-100%

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Director General of Residency Affairs Department Major General Talal Marafie says the bill to increase residency fees for expatriates is in its final stage and is currently with the Fatwa and Legislation Department for review prior to preparing an integrated bill which will be referred to …

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‘Don’t issue work permits for expat engineers in co-ops’

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Public Authority for Manpower has issued a circular to prevent issuance of work permits for expatriate engineers in the cooperative sector, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the decision is based on the state’s efforts to apply Kuwaitization policy for all administrative and …

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MP queries loan aid to Philippines

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has called on Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to reveal the total amount of loans that the Philippines received from Kuwait Fund for Economic Development (KFAED). He inquired if the Foreign Affairs Ministry will take into account the reaction of …

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Teachers caught smoking in schools pay KD 50 fine and School KD 1000

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Deputy Director- General for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority (EPA), Engineer Mohammad Al Enezi said the authority continues to monitor environmental violations regardless of their nature and that includes smoking and others, reports Al- Anba daily. Al-Enezi said the EPA has recently visited the …

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Filipina maid assaulted by her female Kuwaiti sponsor

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: A Filipino domestic helper has sought the help of her embassy after she was allegedly beaten by her female Kuwaiti sponsor, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, according to the victim she was involved in an argument with her sponsor concerning issues related to her duty …

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Officer in uniform admits robbing expat

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: An officer of rank “First Sergeant” from Ministry of Interior was arrested for stealing KD 400 from an Asian expatriate. According to security sources, the victim informed securitymen that the suspect was wearing police uniform when he robbed him of his cash. He gave securitymen the …

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Expat engineers can’t renew visas without ‘NOC’ from Kuwait Engineers Society – Competence test must for clearance

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: The agreement that has been signed by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and the Kuwait Engineers Society (KES), says expatriate engineers cannot renew their work permits without the no objection certificate (NOC) from the Kuwait Society of Engineers quoting a reliable PAM source. The source …

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Duterte details labor demands – Mandatory min. 7 hrs sleep a day, do not feed leftovers for my countrymen

MANILA, March 21, (Agencies): The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was quoted as saying he has incorporated what he called “mandatory provisions” in the final draft of the bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait which is expected to be signed in the first week of April — the venue of …

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Assembly OKs bill on number of people to be granted Kuwaiti citizenship in ’18

Bedouns should be given priority: MP Ashour KUWAIT CITY, March 21: The National Assembly approved the bill on the number of people who will be granted Kuwaiti citizenship in 2018 in its first and second readings Wednesday. This came after the Assembly discussed the report of the Interior and Defense …

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