Arab Times

Unease over leakage of ‘private’ news – ‘Harmful to reputation’

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The legal principle of ‘The accused is innocent until proven guilty’ is unfortunately not applied by many officials including those who deliberately harm their colleagues by leaking news on media including social media after the latter are caught in compromising situations, without taking into account the …

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Talisman to attract women

KUWAIT CITY, May 29:  A 50-year-old Iraqi woman attempted to smuggle into the county talisman for use by a Kuwaiti, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been set free after she signed a pledge not to repeat the offence, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the woman was arrested …

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Lottery fraud

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: A bedoun, whose identity has not been disclosed, has filed a complaint with the Fintas Police Station accusing an identified person of committing fraud and stealing nearly KD 3,000 from his account, reports Al-Anba daily. In his complaint, the man said the suspect called him and …

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Panel set to endorse remittance tax – Violations carry fines, prison

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Legislative Affairs Committee in the Parliament will soon endorse the proposal to impose tax on expatriates’ remittances, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Confirming that the government and Parliament have expressed support for the bill, sources disclosed the proposal is to impose two percent tax on …

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Auctioning maids? – Trade flourishes

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The month of Ramadan is just around the corner but the business of trafficking in humans seems to be flourishing during this holy month, particularly business related to recruiting domestic helpers, reports Al-Rai daily. Because there is shortage of domestic workers in the market it takes …

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Kuwait plans $115bn oil spend

KUWAIT CITY, May 29, (AFP): Kuwait has earmarked 34.5 billion dinars ($115 billion) to spend on oil projects over the next five years, despite the slump in oil prices, a senior executive said Sunday. “We have earmarked 34.5 billion dinars for spending on oil projects over the next five years,” …

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Monthly pay slip

When you leave your work place and transfer to another employer, should the visa transfer processing fees be shouldered by the employee or the employer? A friend of mine is seeing some salary deductions by his current company, which says the deductions include the “visa transfer fee” of KD 60. …

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‘Move to install smart meters in final stages’ – ‘Treated water used for irrigation clean’

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is currently putting the final touches on a plan to replace the old meters with smart meters, which will lead to the operation of the centralized system that consists of 1.2 million smart meters within seven years towards the …

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‘Petty criminals cannot tarnish residents image’ – ‘Deport law-breaking expats’

According to a recent news report published by the Arab Times “two unidentified expatriates were arrested in possession of a number of barrels and bottles of locally manufactured liquor in Sabah Al-Ahmad area.” Meanwhile “two expatriates — a Pakistani and an Indian — were arrested for gambling in front of …

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New rules to govern manpower needs

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: Acting Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Musa announced a decision to establish a set of new rules and regulations to determine the size of manpower an employer needs in the private sector, noting the decision will cancel administrative decision no. 741/2015 issued …

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