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Kuwait’s Minister hopes Duterte to facilitate complete removal of ban on Filipino workers

KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al-Jarallah affirmed that the Philippines delegation led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Cayetano will forward all necessary recommendations and information concerning the signed agreement to President Rodrigo Duterte to facilitate complete removal of ban on the deployment of Filipino workers, reports Al-Qabas …

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Amir hails municipal poll – Winners urged to contribute to welfare of homeland

KUWAIT CITY, May 13, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to the winning candidates of the 2018 Municipal Council Elections on Saturday night. He expressed best wishes for the new members of the Council and hopes they will be able to contribute …

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Kuwaiti sponsor tortures, sexually assaults Indian domestic help

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: The Criminal Investigations Department has summoned the Kuwaiti sponsor for allegedly torturing and sexually assaulting his Indian house help while at the same time investigating the complaint which has been filed by the Indian Embassy. According to a security source the Indian, who is believed to …

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US to press new deal … Iran tours for status quo

SHIELDING E.U. FIRMS FROM SANCTIONS SEEN DIFFICULT WASHINGTON, May 13, (AFP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington still wants to work with its European partners on an agreement to counter Iran’s “malign behavior” Sunday despite its withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal. President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday …

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Kuwait, Philippines ink labor pact

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: “We can probably have a partial lifting of the ban with respect to skilled workers and professionals before Ramadan,” disclosed on Saturday Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III to the Arab Times. Bello made this announcement before he left for Manila …

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Expats above 65 yrs issuance, renewal and transfer of work permit to be barred

KUWAIT CITY, May 12:  Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) organized extensive meetings with the representatives of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and employers’ unions to discuss the proposed decision to bar issuance, renewal and transfer of work permit for individuals reaching 65 years old, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Concurrently …

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Kuwait marks 10th anniversary of late Father Amir Sheikh Saad

Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah’s legacy still alive in hearts of Kuwaitis KUWAIT CITY, May 12, (KUNA): Kuwait will mark the 10th anniversary of the late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah who passed away on May 13 of 2008, leaving behind a legacy that is still alive in the hearts …

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More than 100 students, activists demonstrate against MoE decisions

Minister meets with directors-general of education KUWAIT CITY, May 12: In an unprecedented move, over 100 students and activists organized a demonstration within the premises of the office of the Minister of Education Dr Hamid Al- Azmi to publicly protest against implementation of the new examination regulation and decision to …

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MGRP prepares plan to employ only Kuwaitis in govt contracts

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: The data and information requested by the so-called Replacement Committee of the National Assembly has been completed by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), the Central Statistics Bureau and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, while the Manpower and Government Restructuring …

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‘Securing liquidity of reserve funds is vital in emergencies’

Panel to discuss linking ministries, govt bodies budgets KUWAIT CITY, May 12: Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf said there is no alternative to increasing liquidity in the public reserve by issuing sovereign bonds through renewal of the sovereign bond issuance law, which is called the government’s authorization law to …

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