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KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Yousif Al- Fowzan has affirmed that about 233,000 persons will travel on board 902 fl ights through Kuwait International Airport (T1, T4, T5) to spend the Eid Al-Fitr holiday abroad, reports Al-Anba daily.

 

Meanwhile, a number of travel and tourism agencies reported that the prices of tickets increased by 20-30 percent compared last year; while there was a remarkable increase before summer – 150 percent – because it was a ‘low season’.

 

Srouce: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) has urged all citizens and expatriates in Kuwait to monitor violations concerning engaging workers during the day in open places in summer. Chairman of the society Khalid Al-Humaidi affirmed that everybody can monitor violations and publish them on social media by sharing photos and video clips via the society’s number 55643333.

 

He noted the call is meant to activate government’s decision that bans working under direct sunlight from 11am to 5pm beginning June to August for the safety of workers. He said employers should respect law by protecting the rights of workers, and create the right environment for workers. He again urged employers to provide healthy and safe environment according to international standards. He stressed the importance of activating decision no. 535/2015 of the Public Authority for Manpower concerning ban on working in open places during summer .

Chairman of the society Khalid Al-Humaidi affirmed that everybody can monitor violations and publish them on social media by sharing photos and video clips via the society’s number 55643333.

He noted the call is meant to activate government’s decision that bans working under direct sunlight from 11am to 5pm beginning June to August for the safety of workers. He said employers should respect law by protecting the rights of workers, and create the right environment for workers. He again urged employers to provide healthy and safe environment according to international standards. He stressed the importance of activating decision no. 535/2015 of the Public Authority for Manpower concerning ban on working in open places during summer .

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KUWAIT CITY, June 1: The Public Authority for Manpower is in the process of establishing new controls for work permits, renewal of residence and transfer of family visas to work in the private sector, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The daily added, this is aimed at organizing employment and adjusting the population structure, foremost of which is to limit the age of 65 years to renew the residence of expatriates in certain specialties or to adopt what is in force in government bodies — ending services of employees when reaching the age 65.

According to informed sources the 65 years limit excludes some professions that do not require a physical effort, such as lawyers, consultants, doctors and some other important disciplines, noting that the controls include legalization of the transfer of the family visa to the private sector including if the husband is Kuwaiti.

Souce: Arab Times

 

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Bachelor degree holders said paid KD 4,000 each, Masters 7,000

KUWAIT CITY, June 1: Kuwaitis who hold phantom certificates from universities in India, the Philippines and Athens suffer the most because they find themselves in no man’s land after spending huge sums of money to acquire them, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The daily added, these certificates are not worth the value of paper because they have not been recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education. The sources say, from India alone 190 Kuwaitis have acquired these certificates – 189 Bachelor degrees and one Masters for a total cost of 763,000 dinars.

The Bachelor degree holders are said to have paid KD 4,000 each and the Masters 7,000. The number of certificate holders from the Philippines is 562, including 6 Doctorates, 24 Masters and 532 Bachelor’s degrees. The cost of each certificate is 12 thousand dinars for the doctorate, 6,800 for the Masters and 3,000 dinars for the Bachelor degree. The total cost is believed to be 850 million dinars.

The number of these certificates holders from Slovakia is 57 citizens – specializations in industrial and civil engineering, and the value of one certificate is 5 thousand dinars, and the total is 285 thousand dinars. A source revealed that the holders of certificates from Athens numbered about 214, including 36 who received a Doctorate, and the value of each certificate 15 thousand dinars, total of 540 thousand; 38 Masters certificates, 6,800 dinars per certificate, total 380 thousand dinars, holders of fake Bachelor certificates number 140 people with 5 thousand dinars per certificate and the total cost 700 thousand dinars, which means waste of a total of 1.220 million dinars.

The figures indicate that the total value of the certificates of doubtful authenticity cost the holders about 4 million dinars, was paid to «Mafia» imaginary universities. An official source confirmed that the Ministry of Higher Education continues to fight fake certificates, and has referred dozens of certificates to the Prosecution. This is in addition to some ministries which are conducting investigations with the holders of such certificates, including the Ministry of Oil. The sources stressed the need to expand the investigation in various government sectors and Education Ministry, to eliminate this serious scourge.

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Wednesday that Eid Al-Fitr holiday would be on Tuesday, June 4, ending Thursday, June 6.

 

Official working hours shall resume on Sunday, June 9, whether Eid fell on Tuesday or not, CSC said in a press statement. State authorities with special working hours should arrange their work timing in a manner that would serve the public interest. (KUNA)

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KUWAIT CITY, May 29: An unidentified toddler who was reportedly found abandoned by the parents near a mosque in Salhiya has been referred to the Amiri Hospital for medical care, reports Al-Rai daily. In the meantime, detectives have been tasked with identifying the parents of the child.

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KUWAIT CITY, May 29, (Agencies): Kuwait tied with Bahrain and Belarus in ranking 37th out of 176 countries in the Global Childhood Report 2019 released by children’s advocacy group Save the Children Tuesday.

The group evaluated 176 countries based on various indicators of good childhood including child survival, education, child labor and early marriage.

The advocacy group says youngsters in all but three of the 176 countries it evaluated have a better chance of growing up healthy, educated and protected from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage than at any time in the past two decades.

Save the Children said in a report released Tuesday that UN statistics show at least 280 million children are better off today.

source: Arab Time

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