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Kuwait OFW Falls From a Building, Incident Surrounding her Death Under Investigation

A female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) tragically fell to her death in Kuwait last December 28 (Saturday). As per the Ministry of Interior, they have opened an investigation over the incident which resulted in the death of the Filipina worker. It is said that she fell from the fifth floor of a building in Fintas, Kuwait.  OFW [...]

Check Out the Biggest Filipino Hangout in Kuwait: Little Manila in Salmiya

Despite the earlier criticisms and diplomatic-threatening issues that took place mostly in 2018 and a few more in 2019, Kuwait remains to be one of the top work destinations among Filipinos in the Middle East.  And as this trend continues coming into 2020, it’s not surprising to learn that some kind of an enclave for Filipinos has [...]

LuLu Boosts Regional Presence with Opening of 10th Hypermarket in Kuwait

Middle East retail giant LuLu has just gotten even stronger this year as it has recently opened its 10th hypermarket in Kuwait.  The latest hypermarket was inaugurated by H.E. Abdul Kareem Taqi Abdul Kareem, General Manager of Public Authority for Industries, Kuwait in the presence of the ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Kenya, [...]

Gov't to Ban Shishas in Cafes in Kuwait

Those who have been to Kuwait would know that some locals enjoy smoking shisha, a glass-bottomed water pipe in which fruit-flavored tobacco is covered with foil and roasted with charcoal for recreational purposes. ALSO READ: An Insight into Nightlife in Kuwait However, an announcement noting the approval of a proposal submitted by member Ahmad Al-Enezi to separate restaurant [...]

300 Distressed Filipinos in Kuwait Receive Early Christmas Gift from Pres. Duterte

Christmas just came a lot earlier for Filipinos based in Kuwait, including those in jail, as they received $100 or over P5,000 from President Rodrigo Duterte as Christmas gifts. As per the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the President sent his “love and care” to Filipinos in Kuwait through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant [...]

New Online Driving License Renewal Service Launched by Interior Ministry

Things just got much easier for the citizens and residents of Kuwait as the Interior Ministry has launched a new online portal for the renewal of driving licenses in the state. Through this upgrade, the traffic and operations sector in cooperation with the IT department will be utilizing the online service for the renewal of driving licenses [...]

How to Check Travel Ban in Kuwait

The year-end will once again see a lot of people, typically families leaving or entering Kuwait for vacation getaways. But before you decide on where to visit next for your holiday time-off, have you considered checking if you have an existing travel ban on your records?  If so, you might be legally arrested upon leaving or entering [...]

KD 130 Insurance Premium for Expats Starting 2020

With a lot of changes happening in the State in terms of policy and regulations concerning expatriates and migrant workers, the government has recently floated its plan to coordinate between the Dhaman hospitals company and the health ministry to require KD 130 for each expat including those who work in the private sector and their children. For [...]

Kuwait Welcomes 2nd LuLu Express Fresh Market in Farwaniya

The region’s leading retailer in the Middle East, LuLu Hypermarket, has opened its second Lulu Express Fresh Market, a concept store at Radhiy Al Owayed Complex, Farwaniya in Kuwait on November 6. As a brand, LuLu symbolizes quality retailing with 166 stores and is immensely popular with the discerning shoppers across the Gulf region. Retail Giant LuLu [...]

Authorities Deport 150 Asians for Dealing with ‘Maid Trade’

Nearly 150 Asian expatriates have been rounded up and deported from Kuwait for suspected involvement in trading in housemaids who mostly hailed from Asia. In line with this development, the MOI, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has intensified its efforts to improve the image of Kuwait in the areas of human rights [...]