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Gov’t all set to Fully “Kuwaitize” Public Sector

The Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan called on to all bodies subject to the ministry to submit a schedule for replacing expats holding posts in the government with citizens, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times. The ministry’s decision follows the plan of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) on replacing expats [...]

Domestic Workers Are Required to Undergo Medical Screening upon Return to Work in Kuwait

Domestic workers on vacation are now urged to undergo medical screening prior their return to work in Kuwait, as shared in a report by the Gulf News. ALSO READ: Screening of Returning Expats in Airports, Proposed The General Department for Resident Affairs at the Interior Ministry appealed to agencies and employers of domestic workers to [...]

MOI Raids Discover Illegal Domestic Labour Offices in Jahra

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) through its Domestic Workers Department Residency Affairs General Directorate has carried out a series of inspection activities targeting domestic labour offices in Jahra Governorate, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times. ALSO READ: New Labour Recruitment Agreements with 4 Asian Countries The inspection campaign has resulted in the [...]

The Director General of Residency Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdullah Al-Hajeri has authorized residency affairs departments in all six (6) governorates to issue visit visas valid for up to a month to the parents of expats. ALSO READ: New Visit Visa Rule for Expats’ Wives and Children Major General Al-Hajeri has [...]

Gov’t Intends to only Employ Expats with ‘Good’ GPA in Kuwait

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has expressed plans to stop issuing work permits to foreign nationals with university degrees unless they meet the required GPA standards set by the government. ALSO READ: Employers Can Now Revoke Work Permits of Expat Employees with Criminal Records The said initiative was driven by the state’s commitment in [...]

MOI Transfers Domestic Unit to Social Affairs Ministry

Kuwaiti officials confirmed that on-going social care is given to elderly people in the Gulf State, not only in care institutions but also in their own residences. ALSO READ: There’s a Kuwaiti Law which allows Expats to Own a Real Estate Property The Ministry of Social Affairs has provided housing to 30 senior citizens of [...]

By the Numbers: Kuwait’s Labour Force

With the government’s drive to provide more jobs for Kuwaitis and to regulate the entry and stay of expats in the country, one must wonder how different nationals and expats are being treated in terms of salary and labour conditions. ALSO READ: Tips on How to Find a Job in Kuwait In this post we [...]

Ministry of Education to Review certificates of All Kuwaitis and Expats

The first report released by the Coordination Committee involving all ministries and government agencies which aims to study and examine the educational certificates of all citizens reveals the decision for the Ministry of Higher Education to verify the ‘accreditation’ of all certificates of citizens and residents of Kuwait, as shared in a report by the [...]

Telecom Company, Zain, to be the First to Offer Apps for 5G in Kuwait

Telecom company Zain CEO Eeman Al-Rowdan shared in a statement at the launch of their product, zBot last September 25 (Tuesday), that the brand will pioneer the use of applications for 5G network in Kuwait scheduled by next month, as shared in a report by Kuwait Times. ALSO READ: Kuwait Gears up to Have the [...]

bank robbery kuwait

In crucial moments when one’s life is at stake, the first thing a lot of us would probably think about is how to protect ourselves. This certainly has been the case with the bank tellers at a Gulf Bank branch along Ibn Khaldun Street in Hawally, Kuwait when a man dressed in abaya (all black [...]