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Al-Ajmi criticizes some MPs stance on expatriate rights

KUWAIT CITY, March 19: Board Chairman of Kuwait Human Rights Society Khalid Al-Hamidi Al-Ajmi says every country, including Kuwait, has the right to stipulate legislation and take measures for supporting the interest of its citizens. However, such measures should not contradict the international agreements signed by Kuwait, which preserve and …

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100 pct Kuwaitization in government sector eyed – Annual medical bills for expats total KD 595 mln

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: Public Authority for Manpower affirmed that serious efforts are ongoing to implement 100 percent Kuwaitization in governmental sectors, and gradually replace expatriates working in administrative positions in the private sector with citizens at a rate of ten percent annually over a period of ten years. During …

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Dubai best city for expats in Mideast, Kuwait City 126th

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 14: Dubai has again claimed the number one spot for quality of living across the Middle East and Africa region, according to Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living Survey. The city came in 74th place in the global ranking, making it the region’s top city for …

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‘Inhumane suggestions put dent on image of Kuwaitis’ – Blame govt for increase in expat numbers: Dr Khaja

KUWAIT CITY, March 12: A number of Kuwaiti doctors expressed rejection over the parliamentary proposal to force expatriates to buy medicines from state pharmacies. Vice-President of Kuwait Teachers Society and Psychiatric Consultant in the Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University Dr Sulaiman Al- Khodari said Kuwait is limited by the …

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‘Safaa’s’ disputable proposal!

HONORABLE MP Safaa Al-Hashem has submitted a proposal to stop giving free medicines to expatriates visiting the government hospitals in Kuwait, saying the fee of KD 1 or KD 2 they pay in the clinics and hospitals should be for diagnosis and consultation. There is no doubt I respect the …

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‘Govt hospitals, clinics to continue giving medicines to expat patients’ – ‘Justice Ministry to cancel contracts of several leasehold bldgs’

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Clinics, government hospitals and specialized hospitals will continue to give medicines to expatriate patients. They indicated that the current charges of KD 1 at the clinics and KD 2 at the hospitals are paid by expatriate patients for obtaining medicines and not for medical consultation, affirming …

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Uneducated expats deteriorate quality of services in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: About 83 percent of expatriates, which is more than 1.2 million expatriates, working in the public and private sectors do not hold university- level educational qualifications, as per recent official statistics. They lamented that this rate is extremely high, explaining that there are many reasons behind it, such …

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Expats must pay for medicines; Collect 5% from the remittances sent by expatriates

KUWAIT CITY, March 9: Al- Seyassah adds, MP Safa Al- Hashim is once again targeting expatriates through two new proposals. Previously, she had urged the concerned authorities to charge expatriates for using roads, water and electricity. She had also blamed expatriates for the shortage of oxygen in emergency rooms in …

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Plan to link health docus to iqama expiry of workers in foodstuff fields – ‘Interior’ to transfer top officials in various depts

KUWAIT CITY, March 9: The Ministry of Health and Kuwait Municipality are coordinating to link the validity of health fitness certificate to the residency permit expiry for those who work in foodstuff trading fields like restaurants and catering service as well as other expatriates, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed …

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