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No plan to renew contract of 581 expats

January 21, 20190

The Ministry of Justice does not plan to renew the contract of 581 expatriate typists imported and instead will recruit Kuwaitis to fill these positions in line with the government’s Kuwaitization policy, reports Al-Jarida daily.

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Plan to raise fees of work permits and transfer of residence

January 21, 20190

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) plans to endorse a resolution of increasing the fees on transfer or renewal of residence and issuance of work permits for the first time for those who work in the privates sector, ranging from KD 20 to KD 100, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting knowledgeable sources.

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Do you accept living with your mothers-in-law and why?

January 20, 20190

After asking 50 Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti women (who insisted to remain anonymous) if they accept to live with their mothers-in-law, I received the same answer from 48 women: “A BIG FAT NO!!!” As for the remaining two women, one is a mother-of-four – she and her husband work two jobs and have very bad experiences with nannies, so she decided that the best solution is to live with her mother-in-law, who takes care of the kids; the other woman said yes because her mother-in-law was standing next to her. (I’m sure it was out of courtesy.)

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Reduce work hours from 7 hrs to 6 hrs and 30 minutes

January 20, 20190

Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has asked Civil Service Commission (CSC) to exclude its employees from abiding by the official working hours for the government institutions, clarifying that the ministry employees will work for six hours and 30 minutes – from 7:30 am to 2 pm instead of 8 am to 3 pm, reports Al-Rai daily.

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Studying 100 percent Kuwaitization in govt sector

January 20, 20190

Moody’s Corporation said Kuwait is eyeing a hundred percent Kuwaitization in the public sector and 30 to 60 percent in the private sector by 2028, disclosing that nationals working in the banking sector currently constitute 66 percent of the total workforce and only three percent in other sectors such as industries, manufacturing and agriculture, reports Al- Anba daily.

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New born baby found dead in Farwaniya

January 19, 20190

Personnel from the Farwaniya Criminal Investigations Department are looking for unknown persons for dumping the corpse of a newborn baby next to a garbage container in Farwaniya, reports Al- Anba daily.

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No Degree, No Manager

December 17, 20180

An official source at the manpower authority said an administrative circular no. 104/2018 was issued that allows residency renewals for those with the profession of “manager” but without a university degree, who have been working in this job before Jan 1, 2011 and the job was recorded in the work permit.

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Work permits transfer according to your education

December 11, 20180

An official source at the Public Authority for Manpower said a study is being conducted to transfer work permits of those with qualifications in education, literature and specialties related to education according to their specialties and link the transfer with what agrees with their specialty.

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3 year ban on transfer of residence

December 9, 20180

Manpower authority is planning to issue decision of banning visa transfers of expats hired from abroad to work in private sector to another company before 3 years. 

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Kuwait pulls license of Airline

December 8, 20180

Kuwait’s civil aviation authority has revoked the license of Kuwait National Airways, which is known as Wataniya Airways, for failing to address operational issues that led to delays and cancellations last summer, Al-Jarida reported on Saturday.

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