Arab Times

Medical mission helps more than 1,000 distressed Filipino workers

Filipino groups, other nationalities gather in spirit of volunteerism  KUWAIT CITY, April 5: Sandigan Kuwait in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy held a two-day medical mission at the POLO-OWWA. More than 30 organizations, 370 volunteers including nurses from various hospitals and clinics in Kuwait, 22 doctors including Kuwaiti physicians …

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Most Kuwaiti housewives prefer Asian maids – Ex-MP lauds cost differences in recruiting domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: Former MP Kamel Al-Awadhi has praised the decision taken by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan on the issue of recruitment of household workers in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, particularly its realistic views on the cost of recruitment, reports Al-Seyassah daily. …

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Partial ‘privatization’ eyed in public sector

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: Within a few months, steps will be taken to carry out partial and orderly privatization in the public sector in a deliberate and balanced manner, says a high level government source. The source stressed these steps will take into full account the rights of the employees …

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MP vows follow-up on deposit scandal

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: MP Riyadh Al- Adsani promised to follow up the multimillion deposit scandal, especially since the bank accounts of 13 members of the 2009 Parliament swelled due to this issue. Speaking to the press Thursday, Al-Adsani disclosed that on Feb 15, 2017 he announced the names of …

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Kuwait registers current account surplus for Q4/’17

Amount registered represents a hike of 127.1% KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) published today the preliminary data of the Balance of Payments (BOP) of the State of Kuwait for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the revised data of the third quarter of the same …

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Jaber Al-Ahmad School launches scathing ‘attack’ on MoE officials

‘We will file case against environment police’ KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Jaber Al- Ahmad Secondary School has launched a scathing attack on Ministry of Education officials for not issuing a statement to condemn the practices of environment police officers, reports Al-Shahid daily. Assistant Manager of the school Abdullah Khorsheed …

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Kuwait marks over 100 yrs of introducing ‘electricity’

1st national power company founded in 1933  KUWAIT CITY, April 5, (KUNA): The people of Kuwait used to depend on basic fuels, such as oil extracted from sesame and coconut, to illuminate homes and streets before the introduction of electricity over 100 years ago. Electricity was first introduced to …

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Four people arrested for drugs; Gold bracelet, KD 600 stolen

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: A Kuwaiti citizen was arrested in possession of a cigarette stuffed with a drug and drug paraphernalia in Qairawan area. According to security sources, Jahra securitymen were patrolling Qairawan area when they saw a youth sitting on the road pavement. When they approached him, they noticed …

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PAFN destroys 444 kg expired olives, pickles

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: Public Authority for Food and Nutrition (PAFN) destroyed 444 kilograms of expired olives and pickles in Hawally, in addition to shutting down two shops and issuance of two citations in Ahmadi. The Hawally Inspection Department said a team from Hawally and Salmiya units destroyed the expired …

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4 court officials detained as important case file goes missing

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Public Prosecution has opened an investigation into the loss of important case from the courts and has detained three court secretaries and one bailiff for interrogation, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily also said the Prosecution has turned down requests for the release of those detained. …

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