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Residency cap, per-citizen cut in visas for domestics eyed – Fines may rise for breach of residency rules

KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The higher committee tasked to address the lopsided population structure will most likely suggest a ceiling on the number of expatriates in the country, reports Al-Qabas daily. Expatriates currently constitute two thirds of the country’s total population of 4.4 million. This has prompted several lawmakers and …

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Rise in residence fees eyed

KUWAIT CITY April 16: The Ministry of the Interior has adopted a decision to increase the proposed fees on the residence of foreigners in the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the decision the fees for dependents (joining the family) is set at KD 300. The decision also includes a …

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Plan to set a maximum limit of expats based on ‘quota system’

Labor minister issues 12 executive decisions to form work teams KUWAIT CITY, April 16: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, in response to a parliamentary question presented by MP Osama Al-Shaheen about diversity of non- Kuwaiti nationalities, affirmed that the supreme council …

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‘Accept Me’ campaign aims to promote culture of coexistence

‘Need to instill acceptance of others in souls, minds of youth’ KUWAIT CITY, April 13: A campaign titled “Accept Me” has been launched in Kuwait with the aim of promoting the culture of coexistence and acceptance of others within the Kuwaiti society. In a press statement, the Ambassador of Arab …

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Growth rate of expat workers twice that of Kuwaitis – Asians top workforce list

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The quarterly report of the Central Statistics Administration for last year revealed a huge disparity in the average annual growth between the number of expatriates and Kuwaiti personnel in the labor market, indicating the growth rate of expatriate workers is twice their Kuwaiti counterparts’ whose share …

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MP seeks to know number of citizens, expats in MoCI

KUWAIT CITY, April 3: Since Kuwait has embarked on a program to offer jobs for Kuwaitis, MP Nasser Al-Dosari has forwarded a parliamentary query to the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudan to know the number of Kuwaitis and expatriates working in …

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Onus on expats in new plan to cut traffic rush on roads

KUWAIT CITY, April 2: MP Safa A. Al-Hashem has submitted a proposal which aims at reducing traffic congestion on the roads of the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to the MP, the proposal is in line with the government’s plan to increase the traffic capacity of the roads, especially with …

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‘Increase in service charges to hit economic status of expats’ – Economic reform should be comprehensive: expert

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The positive and negative implications of the recent increase in prices of goods and services against expatriates in the country, especially in healthcare services — coupled with the disparity in population structure where expatriates constitute about two-thirds of the population and dominate certain segments of professions, …

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MEW plans to ‘terminate’ 270 expats under devices contract – Around 500,000 citizens, expats on travel ban

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The Operation and Maintenance of Power Stations Sector of Ministry of Electricity and Water is planning to end the contracts of 270 expatriate employees who are employed under “Devices Contracts”, ministerial sources say. They revealed that the ministry reduced the number of expatriate employees on these …

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MP renews calls for imposing tolls on expats for using roads

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: MP Safa Al-Hashem has renewed her calls for imposing tolls on expatriates for using roads and charging them for medical services, reports Al-Qabas daily. She urged for finding an immediate solution to the population imbalance issue, stressing the importance of training and qualifying “blue-collar citizens”. She …

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