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Al-Hashim reiterates intention to call for imposing taxes on expats

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: MP Safa Al-Hashim affirmed her intention to call for imposing taxes on expatriates, revealing that she will present a proposal in this regard, reports Arab Times daily. Indicating that such a step has been taken in the United Arab Emirates, she said imposing taxes on expatriates …

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No quorum, no quarrel on expats

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Thursday adjourned the special session on the demographics issue due to lack of quorum. Members of the executive and legislative authorities accused each other of causing the lack of quorum which led to postponement of talks on the above mentioned issue. …

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‘Present clear vision to address lop-sided population structure’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Chairman of the parliamentary Legislative Affairs Committee MP Mohamed Al-Dalal has asked the government to present a clear vision to address the lopsided population structure issue, affirming that MPs have the right to demand and look for solutions to population related problems like the rising number …

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Legal action or deportation for sports revelers choking roads

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31:The General Department of Public Relations and Media Security of Ministry of Interior affirmed that the ministry will not hesitate in taking necessary legal action against expatriates who gather in public places to celebrate sports events because such celebrations often result in traffic congestion and prevalence of …

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US envoy lauds Kuwait for building expats shelter

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman has commended the efforts exerted by Kuwait to help expatriate workers through the shelter established for those having problems with their sponsors to stay until they are ready to leave the country after obtaining all their rights and financial benefits. …

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Domestic workers ban will have no effect on Kuwait – MoI to endorse new regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: Security sources have played down the effects of the decision taken by the Philippines to ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in reaction to the execution of a Filipina domestic worker who was convicted of murdering her employer’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily. They stressed that …

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Over 2/3 of expats earn less than KD 180/month – Tax on money transfer opposed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Recent data released from the Central Statistics Bureau revealed that more than two-thirds of the expatriate workers, which constitute about 59.29 percent of all the expatriates in the country, earn less than KD 180 per month. The data indicated 24.2 percent of the expatriates earn monthly …

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‘Expats depature will lead to price hikes, weaken purchasing power of nationals’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Economic researcher Muhammad Ramadan has conducted a study on the consequences of an ongoing campaign launched by some MPs targeting expatriates under the pretext of addressing the lopsided population structure issue, reports Arab Times daily. Ramadan argued the expatriates greatly contribute to economic development and they …

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PAM takes some steps to ‘regulate’ labor market – Bid to receive expat patients in hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: Director of Administrative Development and Training Department at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Fahad Al-Murad has affirmed that some steps are being taken to wage war against marginal workers and regulate the labor market, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Murad explained these steps aim to regulate the …

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Population imbalance tied to large number of expat workers – ‘Measures prepared’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Secretariat General of Higher Council for Planning and Development has attributed part of the population imbalance problem to the arrival of a large number of expatriate workers for execution of mega developmental projects in the country. It stressed that the reform process should focus on bringing …

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