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Tag Archives: expats

Chamber Board Member said to propose expat salary tax

Remittance fees seen as problematic KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: A member of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of Al-Mulla Exchange Company Abdullah Najeeb Al Mulla will present a different vision regarding the approval of fees on expatriate remittances. He said, according to …

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Freeze on 1080 education jobs occupied by expats

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: The Ministry of Education has frozen 1,080 jobs occupied by expatriates for fiscal 2018/2019, reports quoting a reliable source from the educational sector. The source revealed the decision covers 600 expatriate support staff assigned in Farwaniya Educational District whose contracts will be terminated this year. He …

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Small rooms, shared living by expats drive away tenants, leave flats empty

‘House rent getting beyond reach of common man’ KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: The caretakers of some residential buildings bemoan the vacant apartments which remain unoccupied for almost months because the owners of real estate demand high rents which do not run parallel to the decline in demand at a time …

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Expat hires queried on Customs bribery report

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: Exercising their supervisory role over the executive authority, several MPs submitted queries to various ministers on Sunday including MP Sadoun Hamaad who cited a local newspaper’s report about a high-ranking consultant at the General Administration of Customs who allegedly received KD 20,000 in exchange for allowing …

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Our national performance is on decline – The more we get rid of expats, the worse the situation will become

The performance of all our governmental departments, institutions and corporation are declining. They are not serving the national interest of this young nation which is full of ambitions and great objectives. Almost every day, we are faced with bad news from every sector of the government and its corporations. In …

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Municipality committed to replacing expats with Kuwaiti citizens

CSC dismisses Al-Roumi request for workers under ‘wage system’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: The resigned Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al- Roumi asked Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmed Al-Jasser to provide 36 job grades under wage system in the Municipal Council, reports …

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Plan to ban expat families from living in ‘private’ and ‘model housing’ areas

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: Kuwait Municipality intends to amend some provisions of law number 125/1992 on bachelor housing in a bid to ban expatriate families from residing in private and model housing areas, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources said Director General of the Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has informed …

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380,000 expat workers reside in Jleeb – ‘Need to hike fees for residency, other services’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Farwaniya Committee of the Municipal Council announced that more than 380,000 expatriate workers reside in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh alone. This number increased from 280,000 recorded during the 2011 census at a growth rate of around five percent per year over a period of seven years, reports Al-Rai …

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Good grades to condition private sector expats for residence renewal in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: While the concerned authorities prepare to start the implementation of a project to verify the certificates of expatriates as a condition for renewal of residence, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) will not issue work permits for university graduates in the private sector in Kuwait, unless …

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Total number of expats with valid residency is 2,861,380: statistics

‘2,017,084 are males and 844,296 females’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The latest statistics issued by the Directorate-General of Residence Affairs, which is one of the sectors of the Department of the Nationality and Travel Documents headed by Major- General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf, revealed the total number of expatriates with valid …

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