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Sri Lanka to gradually ban house maids abroad – Govt cites abuses, social costs

COLOMBO, June 2, (RTRS): Sri Lanka will gradually stop sending house maids abroad, mainly to the Middle East, due to rights abuses, social costs and a local labour shortage, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s expatriate workers, mainly house maids and unskilled labourers, send back remittances — …

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Auctioning maids? – Trade flourishes

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The month of Ramadan is just around the corner but the business of trafficking in humans seems to be flourishing during this holy month, particularly business related to recruiting domestic helpers, reports Al-Rai daily. Because there is shortage of domestic workers in the market it takes …

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Some recruitment offices hike cost of acquiring ‘domestics’ to KD 1,500

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, and despite the parliamentary endorsement of domestic workers law and establishment of a company since last June to bring in domestic workers, some recruitment offices have increased the cost of acquiring a domestic worker to roughly KD …

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‘Stop hiring maids on daily wages’ – ‘Security checks only way to curb increase in crimes’

According to a recent crime report by the Arab Times “a bogus domestic labor office in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area was raided after the Department of Residency Investigations received information that the office was employing laborers on daily wages. The officers arrested four men and eight women of Ethiopian nationality and …

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Gang operating bogus maids office busted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: In line with the continuous efforts exerted by the Ministry of Interior to prevent the spread of crimes and bring criminals to justice, officers from the General Department of Residency Affairs arrested a gang of eight Asians for operating a dummy domestic labor office and trafficking …

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Nepali stabs to death Indian after regular abuse, beating – Gang running maids office busted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: The Criminal Court has sentenced a Nepali to 5 years imprisonment to be followed by deportation for killing an Indian roommate, reports Al-Anba daily. Case papers indicate this happened when the Indian kept abusing the accused although he controlled his temper. The victim then began beating …

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Citizens, expats warned against dealing with fake maid offices

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Director General of Residency Detectives Brigadier Saud Al-Khudr and Director General of Public Affairs and Security Media Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash have warned the citizens and expatriates against dealing with dummy domestic labor offices. In a press statement, the two officials explained the number of advertisements on …

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Govt must do more to end ‘runaway’ domestics abuse

According to the Arab Times “Farwaniya police rescued three Filipina housemaids who were detained by an Asian woman for four days inside an apartment in Farwaniya, reports Al-Rai daily.” When the police arrived at the location, “they noticed one of the women attempting to jump out of the window and …

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Syrian, four drivers running maid services office caught

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Personnel from the General Department for Residence Affairs Investigation in collaboration with the Department of Domestic Labor have arrested 16 housemaids and 4 drivers for violating residence laws, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior. The arrest came after police received information on …

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Visas stopped for Indian domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 3: Kuwait has stopped issuing visas for female Indian domestic workers following a request from the government of India after it was reported that Indian female domestic workers continued to enter Kuwait through illegal means in spite of a ban in place for their recruitment. Earlier the …

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