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Online driving license services starts

January 30, 20190

General Traffic Department yesterday launched an experimental operation to issue and renew driving licenses electronically similar to the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources.

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Online health insurance for Expats

January 30, 20190

 In line with the Health Ministry’s activation of the automated system for the online health insurance registration for expatriates, knowledgeable sources affirmed that the payment portal has been functioning well; thereby, easing procedures for payment of fees for various services without glitches, reports Alrai daily.

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Online driving licence issuance and renewal

January 22, 20190

The General Traffic Department will be using advanced electronic devices to issue and renew driving licences of Kuwaitis online in all the six governorates, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Interior Ministry sources.

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Boy drowns while on a family holiday in Kuwait

January 21, 20190

An Emirati boy who drowned during a family holiday in Kuwait has been laid to rest in Fujairah. The family of Saif Al Hassani, 2, travelled to Kuwait last Tuesday for a holiday. They checked into a hotel apartment and at around midday, noticed their son had gone missing.

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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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