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Imposing an annual fee of KD 1,200 on expatriates

October 17, 20170 Comments

MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has suggested imposing an annual fee of KD 1,200 on expatriates who hold different kinds of driving licenses, except those under Article 20 visa (family drivers).

Al-Otaibi explained this is one way of reducing traffic congestion caused by the large number of vehicles. He argued the country’s roads can no longer accommodate the rising number of vehicles, particularly since this resulted in many accidents which claimed the lives of many people and caused injuries and delays. He stressed the need to limit the number of vehicles due to its negative impact on personal and public interests.

Meanwhile, MP Osama Al- Shaheen said the domestic workers crisis affects every Kuwaiti household and the high cost of hiring domestic workers has been a burden on the budgets of Kuwaiti families for many years; yet the government has not taken serious steps to address the issue which is related to about one million expatriates living in Kuwaiti houses.

He pointed out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should sign agreements to facilitate procedures for the recruitment of domestic workers and its interior counterpart should review the relevant laws because the Domestic Labor Department is under its supervision.

He added the Ministry of Social Affairs is responsible as well by virtue of the decree of its establishment and ownership of Al-Durra Company, in addition to other ministries like health and commerce. He added the dissolved legislature passed two laws on the recruitment of domestic workers — Law Nos. 68 and 69/2015. He said these laws are contradicting as one stipulates the establishment of a governmental company to increase offers and reduce cost, while the other stipulates restrictions on existing labor offices to reduce offers and raise cost — an unfortunate example of legislative conflict.

In another development, MP Riyadh Al-Adsani has forwarded questions to Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah about the tender for upgrading Desert Warrior armored vehicles. He said the tender was canceled in 2013 as the ministry decided to divide the demand such that the qualified companies will supply different spare parts and carry out maintenance works. He asked if there is a direct contract with Van Kappel Company, reasons for doing so, and if it was selected after receiving offers from qualified companies. He also requested for details like the capital of the said company, date of its establishment and if it previously worked with the ministry.

Source : Arabtimes

Revoke implementation of new health service fees for expats

October 17, 20170 Comments

Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KHRS) has issued a statement imploring the Ministry of Health to revoke implementation of the new health service fees for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily.

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The words of a raped victim by friends in Kuwait

October 10, 20170 Comments

I am 18 years old, and I am a survivor of sexual assault. I saw your ‘Sexual Harassment’ post dating back to the 17th of October 2016, and I would like to address some of my own queries if you will. 7 months ago, I was raped by a stranger who I confided in and believed was a friend.

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Container of Electrical Appliances of 50000 KWD stolen, mastermind flees country

October 10, 20170 Comments

Farwaniya Criminal Investigation Department unraveled the whole story behind the consignment of electrical appliances worth KD 50,000, which a Syrian expatriate is accused of stealing, reports Al-Anba daily.

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Expat Arrested at airport after 20 years

October 10, 20170 Comments

An Indian expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to enter the country illegally as he was deported from Kuwait 20 years ago.

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“Lider System” going to be activate on Kuwait’s Road

October 10, 20170 Comments

The new system depends on field scanning, using specialized vehicles, that roam the streets to specify all of its dimensions, as well as a 360 degree photographic survey of all the country’s roads, he added.

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27 Arrested from Farwaniya Governorate

October 9, 20170 Comments

Farwaniya securitymen arrested 27 violators of residency law and five wanted individuals during security campaigns. According to security sources, Farwaniya Security Director Major General Saleh Al-Enezi formed a team of securitymen to launch the security campaigns throughout the governorate.

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Video – British Expat in Kuwait

October 8, 20170 Comments

Video – British Expat in Kuwait

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Notice period on temporary residence

October 8, 20170 Comments

I am working as Mechanical Supervisor in Kuwait and my contract and visa is expiring in October 2017. Is it possible to cancel without 3 months notice period in the company.

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Marriage between dead man, maid declared null

October 8, 20170 Comments

The Family Circuit of the Court of First Instance declared the illegality of the marriage contract between a dead Kuwaiti citizen and his housemaid, as it was signed following the issuance of a verdict that placed him under guardianship as he was suffering from dementia.

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