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Gov’t Calls on Citizens, Expats to Watch Out for Fake News

With the on-going challenges in the region, the Kuwaiti government appealed to residents – both citizens and expats alike, to be wary of fake news circulating on social media and from unverified sources. The government advised its constituents to only rely on the State’s official sources to get credible and accurate information particularly regarding the [...]

Kuwait Announces New Collection System for Gov’t Fees, Fines

The Ministry of Interior has announced that it is in the process of completing a project, a first of its kind in Kuwait, which aims to collect fines from expatriates and citizens at 70 police stations through K-Net kiosks. The step comes within the e-government project that makes the collection of fines easy, which will [...]

Kuwaiti Court Acquits Woman Accused of Torturing her Maid

Cases of abuse involving employer and employee are typically brought up to court in places such as Kuwait and in other parts of the Middle East where demand for domestic workers remains at a steady high. However, these cannot be simply taken as any other assault or battery case because it involves violation of human [...]

Syrian Employer in Demafelis Murder Case Found Guilty by Court

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has released an update regarding the decision of the Syrian District Criminal Court that found Syrian national, Mouna Ali Hassoun guilty of the murder of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis last year. It can be recalled that Demafelis’ body was found stuffed inside a freezer in February [...]

Sponsoring a Family in Kuwait: Minimum Salary Requirement Raised to KD 500

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah recently announced the decision to raise the salary bracket from KD 450 to KD 500 for expats to bring their families in Kuwait. The new decision highlights the need for expat residents to earn at least KD 500 in the country before they can [...]

28 Illegal Expats Arrested in Surprise Raid

The General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior disclosed that the surprise campaign launched at Naga’at Al-Shamlan in Kuwait City has led to the arrest of 28 violators of the residency law. According to authorities, the surprise campaign was conducted by the Acting Security Commander, Operations Director, and patrol [...]

DFA Assists 63 Undocumented OFWs from Kuwait to Return in PH

On Wednesday (August 21), a total of 63 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait were repatriated under the Embassy Assisted Repatriation Program (EARP) by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait in cooperation with the Kuwait government. The EARP, which was formerly known as the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) is a mutual agreement between the Kuwait government and [...]

How to Manage your Bank Accounts Effectively

OFWs, whether remitting or saving money for the future will need to deal with bank accounts wherever they may be in the world. Having an account or several of these in a bank can be a challenge for those who need to budget their funds effectively. Opening accounts with several banks has its perks since [...]

Remains of Late OFW from Kuwait Repatriated, Family Receives PHP 1 Million and College Scholarships for Children

The remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Palawan who died in Kuwait was finally brought home to their family and relatives, who mourned for her sudden passing. The father of 26-year old OFW Kamish Nacasi, Percival Nacasi, does not believe that his daughter would have committed suicide in Kuwait, where she worked for [...]

Here are What You Need to Know about Teaching English in Kuwait

Like in most Middle Eastern countries, English is generally considered part of the national curriculum and is taught across all levels in school and/or universities in Kuwait. However, native English-speakers are rarely found in the state education system, mainly due to cultural differences. Nevertheless, there is a significant demand for English teachers coming from other [...]