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Election candidates drop marginal workers’ issue from their priorities

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17, (KUNA): The excessive rise in expat marginal workers in Kuwait constitutes an alarming problem, however it seems candidates for the forthcoming National Assembly (Parliament) elections due later this month, have dropped it from their priorities. Amid the hard efforts being exerted by the Ministry of Interior …

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‘Expat workforce 2.42m’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: The Secretary General of Supreme Planning Council’s General Secretariat Khalid Mahdi says the expatriate manpower in Kuwait has reached 2.42 million, constituting 60 percent of the Kuwaiti population, as per the statistics of 2014, reports Al-Rai daily. During a press conference launched to present the initiative …

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2,670,000 expatriates staying in Kuwait with valid residency – Renewal of domestics residencies increasing steadily

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: A total of 2,670,000 expatriates from different nationalities currently have valid residency, reports al-Anba daily quoting a security source. As per statistics from the General Department for Residency Affairs headed by Major General Talal Marafi, the figure constitutes 901,000 Indians, 587,000 Egyptians, and 145,000 Syrians, the …

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2,276,193 expatriates from over 120 countries living in Kuwait – Reduce number of foreigners to bring demographic balance: Officials

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: There are 2,276,193 foreigners from more than 120 countries worldwide living in Kuwait, making up two-third of the total population of Kuwait. However, 90 percent of these foreigners are of seven nationalities, with the Indian expatriate community of 895,348 members in the forefront followed by Egyptian …

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Finance Ministry to ‘handle’ residential project for expats – Cabinet denounces attack on UAE ship

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4, (KUNA): The Cabinet was informed on Tuesday that a project dealing with a residential compound for the expatriate community in Al-Shadadiya area has been assigned to the Ministry of Finance. In its weekly meeting at Bayan Palace, presided over by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh …

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MP renews call to up fees for services provided to expats

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: MP Dr Abdulrahman Al- Jeeran has once again stressed the need to increase fees and charges for the services provided to expatriates, and review their bank accounts, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Jeeran also called for reduction of the number of expatriate communities living in the country especially …

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Stay limits eyed to cut expats – Kuwait seeks demographic balance

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: The State Ministry for Planning and Development Affairs has prepared a strategy to address the lopsided population structure issue through the medium-term development plan for fiscals 2015/2016 to 2020/2019 with demographics as the focus in the field of human development, says Minister of Social Affairs and …

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Al-Majdali warns against leasing of commercial licenses to expats – Employers with less than 5 staff can pay directly

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Secretary General of the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali has cautioned against transforming the process of leasing commercial licenses to expatriates into another backdoor for redundancy that will marginalize the national manpower to make them license owners rather than employers, just as bogus …

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Kuwait says rights of its expat workforce vital – 90pc of cases traced to bogus agencies

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: Kuwait attaches special importance to the rights of its expatriate workforce and endeavors to preserve dignity in the framework of protecting their interests while the constitution is set on protecting rights through the introduction of several laws fighting exploitation of expatriate workers. In this context, the …

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Stranded in the Gulf, duped Indian workers call for help – No pay, work permits expired

CHENNAI, India, July 25, (RTRS): Indian workers stranded in the United Arab Emirates with expired work permits, no pay and limited food, water and sanitation have appealed to the Indian government for immediate repatriation and financial assistance. “Please help us reunite with our families,” a migrant said in a video …

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