A new portal has been opened for visa traders to flood the local labor market with manpower illegally as the Kuwait Municipality noticed the issuance of thousands of health certificates to domestic workers, some of whom are absconders, criminals and Residency Law violators but the Municipality cannot do anything about the issue, reports Al-Rai daily.
The Civil Service Board, led by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh, has suspended the employment of foreigners in the government on contractual basis regardless of their nationality, reports Al- Rai daily.
The Court of Appeals has overturned the verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced two expatriate sisters to jail term of two years and four months with hard labor for forgery related cases.
The General Secretariat for Planning has formally requested the government to apply the quota system on expatriate communities and determine the number of each community to protect the demographic structure of the country, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The Legislative Affairs Committee in the Parliament will soon endorse the proposal to impose tax on expatriates’ remittances, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources.
The issue of visa trading recently took a dramatic turn after Ministry of Health discovered that more than 100 AIDS victims managed to come to Kuwait from India, medical sources say.
An Ethiopian gang of eight men and ten women was arrested for running a fake domestic labor office and cheating Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates as well as providing shelter to runaway domestic workers and providing them with illegal employment. Continue Reading »