Tag Archives: expats

132,646 people in Kuwait cannot read and write

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: The latest statistics released by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) revealed that 132,646 people in Kuwait cannot read and write while 925,518 just know how to read and write without any higher level of knowledge, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The report underscored the worsening public …

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Kuwait ups deportations … 41,000 in 16 months – Most Asians

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: A total of 41,000 expatriates have been deported from the country during 2015 and the first four months of 2016, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior security sources. The same source said most of the deportees are Asians who had been blacklisted and banned from entering the …

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Info’s engineering dept plans to end services of expat staff

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The engineering department of Ministry of Information is planning to end the services of dozens of expatriate staff who are employed on contract basis, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that the decision will come into effect from May next year, clarifying that the …

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Awqaf has ‘determined’ the last working day for expats facing sack

KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has determined the last working day for expatriate workers whose services will be terminated in accordance with the ministerial decision issued in this regard, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Affirming the concerned officials have been instructed to implement the …

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KPC to place expat secretaries under contractual system July 1 – Justice renews contracts of above 70 Arab consultants

KUWAIT CITY, April 7: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) will soon terminate the expatriate secretaries and put them under the contractual system, which means they will work according to the corporation’s actual need for their services, reports Al- Kuwaitiyah daily quoting sources. Sources explained this step is within the framework of …

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Nod to law on firm for domestic hires – Mechanism set to limit expats

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Parliament, in its regular session Tuesday, approved the proposal to amend law number 69/2015 on the establishment of a closed joint stock company for the recruitment of domestic workers in the first and second readings. Article One of the bill stipulates changing the first paragraph …

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Bringing in new unskilled workers to cost more – Move tied to result of expat exodus

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 23: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the perceived consequences of expatriates moving out of Kuwait as a result of the rising cost of living. The increase of expenditure for basics amenities and the absence of a legal minimum wage and related …

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200 workers in private sector sent to Prosecution – 42 people arrested in security crackdown

KUWAIT CITY, March 16: Minister of Education and Higher Education Badr Al-Essa said 200 employees working in the private sector have been referred to the Public Prosecution for holding fake or unrecognized educational certificates, reports Al-Shahed daily. Al-Essa pointed out that most of the employees are non-Kuwaitis and had not …

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No domestic worker hire ‘ban’ for expats: Philippine Embassy

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Philippine Embassy denied reports that came out on local Arabic dailies on Sunday that the embassy has banned expatriates from hiring Filipino household service workers (HSWs) which was viewed by many as a form of discrimination. “We did not issue such policy or announcement banning …

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‘Promote culture of productivity to replace expats with citizens’ – ‘Leaving resident must transfer expertise’

According to a recent report by the Arab Times, “major decisions concerning expatriates working in the government sector will be taken soon, as part of measures to address the lopsided population structure of the country, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Development and Planning Affairs …

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