Bill seeks cap on domestic hires.

MP Bader Al-Humaidi submitted a bill on limiting the cost of hiring domestic workers to KD350. His bill also prohibits sponsors from keeping the personal documents of the workers without the latter’s approval. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim expressed gratitude to the medical teams and support...

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Kuwait abuzz with activity again.

Wedding hall owners, hoteliers elatedKuwait after a break of more than 18 months is once again abuzz with activity following the improvement in the epidemiological situation as evidenced by wedding and events halls owners busy cleaning and renovating and replacing old furniture in the hope of making...

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Kuwait hands remains of Saudi POW imprisoned during Iraqi invasion.

The State of Kuwait delivered the remains of a Saudi national who was taken as a POW during the 1990 Iraqi invasion, said the Interior Ministry in a statement Friday. The remains of captain Abdullah Al-Qarni was handed to Saudi authorities during a ceremony last Wednesday, the statement added. It went...

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High air ticket prices disrupt travel plans, vacations of Filipino helpers.

Filipino domestic helpers are delaying their vacations to return to their families due to a steep rise in airfare to the Philippines. The cheapest tickets to Manila these days are around KD 670, reaching up to KD 3,435. Many domestic helpers are complaining their annual vacations are already long overdue,...

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Digital Driving License and Car Registration soon.

Traffic violation to be sent immediately through SMSThe Ministry of Interiors Traffic department in its step to digital transformation using “My Identity” App is planning for features to download digital versions of driving license, car registration or by creating similar apps which will include...

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‘Don’t use car parks as warehouses’.

Eye on real estate basementsMinister of State for Housing Affairs and Urban Planning and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Shaya Al- Shaya affirmed tightening control by intensifying inspection field tours to inspect the vaults of commercial real estate and the extent of commitment to use them...

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Move prevents scribes to play role, expose financial, admin corruption.

Agencies refusing to provide info: journalistsAlthough the Right to Information law was issued to promote the principle of transparency and integrity in economic and administrative dealings in order to ensure rational management and optimal use of state funds, resources and properties, and in embodiment...

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Minister reshuffles top MPW officials.

Minister of Public Works Dr Rana Al-Faris recently reshuffled the assistant undersecretaries; including Eng Walid Al-Ghanim as Assistant Undersecretary for the Sanitary Engineering Sector, Eng Abdul-Mohsen Al-Enezi as Assistant Undersecretary for the Government Center Sector in addition to his task in the Major...

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End travel restrictions.

‘Rise in flight rates due to demand, few seats’Despite the Cabinet’s decision to raise the capacity of incoming passengers to Kuwait International Airport to 10,000 per day, the air transportation market is still witnessing a steady rise in flight ticket prices, which have reached record limits...

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Bid to hike shareholder profit; Scam seen at co-op.

According to informed sources, the Ministry of Social Affairs has opened an investigation into a video clip in which an individual complains about a cooperative society where the accountant recorded the purchases of a customer on the number of another shareholder’s fund whose purchases exceeded KD 100,000,...

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