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Dozens of citizens swindled

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has received dozens of complaints from citizens who were reportedly cheated by an unidentified company by offering them shares in Istanbul project in Turkey and Marsa Alam in Egypt, reports Al-Rai daily. It has been reported the complaints were filed …

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School Transport

I am a regular reader of Arab Times, especially the Legal Clinic and I truly appreciate the service. In past you have answered my queries and I am truly thankful for that but now I have another one. Recently in India, a school going child died due to negligence of …

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Public bracing for new electricity, water tariffs – ‘Kuwait to witness skyrocketing prices of commodities’

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The countdown to implementation of new electricity and water tariffs has begun following its publishing in the 1289 edition of Kuwait Official Gazette, whereas prices of some commodities have been soaring for almost two weeks before Ramadan. The country is in a panicky state with the …

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Minister decrees halt to hike in private school fees

KUWAIT CITY, May 22, (KUNA): Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa issued Sunday a ministerial decree aimed at halting the hike in private schools’ fees. According to the decree, private schools should abide by the decision or else face the consequences. Schools violating the decree …

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Bureaucracy linked to hike in prices of fish

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The bureaucratic routine associated with basic procedures for obtaining authorization to import fish into the country has led to hike in prices of fish and low supply in the markets, especially due to delay in arrival of consignments and trucks returning to the source of import, …

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Ramadan June 6 … Terror report denied

KUWAIT CITY, May 22, (KUNA): The lunar month of Ramadan will begin on Monday, June 6, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told KUNA Sunday. The lunar calendar is the reference Muslims use for marking religious occasions and seasons, and the Holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month, and is a month …

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Remittances to India dip as Gulf recruits cheap labour – Falling oil prices forces job cuts

NEW DELHI, May 22: The value of remittances from the Gulf countries to India dropped for the second consecutive year to $34.67 billion in 2015. According to a report published by International Business Times-India Edition on its website Monday, India’s remittances from the region fell as global oil prices crashed …

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Authority keen on recruiting qualified expatriates workers

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Acting Director of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Musa disclosed that approximately 1.6 million expatriates from different nationalities are currently working in private sector, reports Al- Qabas daily. He explained the figure constitutes 1,450,000 male and 140,000 female. He denied that Public Authority for Manpower intends …

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Settlement by cheque

Please advise if it is a must for a company to pay by cheque an employee’s final settlement dues? If the due amount is very small figure, say less than fifty dinars, can the company pay such small amounts by cash or is it a must to pay by cheque? …

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