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Enforcing fingerprint attendance system on teachers ‘confirmed’

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs at Ministry of Education Yousef Al- Najjar affirmed the follow up of enforcement of fingerprint attendance system on teachers by a joint committee with representatives of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Civil Service Commission(CSC) based on directives from CSC, …

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Kuwait signs deal worth KD 47m to upgrade fuel, control systems

Al-Hajraf stresses self-employment in Arab world KUWAIT CITY, April 10, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has signed a pair of contracts worth KD 47 million ($ 141 million) dealing with upgrading fuel reception and control systems in the Doha West and Sabiya power plants. The first deal, signed …

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Kuwait condemns attack on Douma

NEW YORK, April 10, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait strongly condemns the horrifying attacks, by rockets and explosive barrels, on civilian areas of eastern Ghouta, including the latest attack on the city of Douma last Saturday, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi has stated. “These attacks, whether …

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WHO says Australia exported listeria-tainted melons to Kuwait

50,000 sheep to the Middle East blocked from leaving Australia GENEVA, April 9, (RTRS): Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The rockmelons, or …

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Expats in senior positions in Kuwait get less pay than their GCC counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The salaries of expatriates working in senior positions in Kuwait are lesser than the salaries of their counterparts in rest of the GCC countries, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a recent survey conducted by Gulf Business, the average salary of expatriates in senior positions is $7,826. …

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Law that prevents spreading clothes in balconies activated – Fines from KD 100 to KD 300.

 KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The Kuwait Municipality has activated the law No. 190/2008 which prevents spreading clothes to dry on balconies to protect urban landscape from being defaced, reports Al-Rai daily. The emergency team from the Capital Governorate organized an inspection campaign in Bneid Al-Gar recently and warned some …

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Customs seizes 14 containers with explosives, fireworks worth KD 7m

 KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Private Security Sector and General Administration of Customs confiscated 14 containers filled with explosives and fireworks that arrived at Shuwaikh Port from overseas, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that a …

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April 15, Sunday holiday marking Israa and Meraj

KUWAIT CITY, April 9, (KUNA): Next Sunday (April 15) is a public holiday marking Israa and Me’raj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement on Monday. The Cabinet took the decision to declare Sunday a public holiday during its weekly session, …

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MPs tussle on remittance tax – Deep divisions

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The issue of remittance tax has led to a state of tug-of-war currently in the parliamentary arena between supporters and opposers of this tax, with each side having their own arguments and evidences, reports Al-Rai daily. Now that the Parliament’s Finance Committee has referred the bill …

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CSC increases number of expats to lose jobs 3,600

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: In line with the ‘Kuwaitization’ of government jobs, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has increased the number of expatriates whose services in the government sector will be terminated to 3,600. The commission will soon address several government bodies to prepare list of expatriates as a preliminary …

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