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Saturdays not counted as Paid Annual Holiday for Private Sector in Kuwait

Saturdays not counted as Paid Annual Holiday for Private Sector in Kuwait Kuwait Labor Law No. 6 of year 2010 for the Private Sector was recently amended. Article 70 which is about Paid Annual Holidays is somehow the main point of change. Before, the law stated that employees shall be entitled to a 30-day paid annual leave, which shall not be computed among the official holidays or sick days. Now, the new law states that employees shall be entitled to a 30-day paid annual leave, which shall not be computed…

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Increase of Medical Fees for Expats and Visitors Takes Effect on October 1st

Effective October 1, 2017 the Ministry of Health in Kuwait has increased the medical fees for expats and visitors.   Below are the fees for expats who pay the annual health insurance;   Polyclinics Getting medical treatment from KD 1 to KD 2.   Public Hospitals Getting medical treatment from KD 2 to KD 5. Outpatient clinics from KD 2 to KD 10. Stay at the Intensive care Unit (ICU) which is presently free, will cost 50 per day. Stay in public wards which is also currently free, will cost…

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US Lifts Laptop Ban on Kuwait Airways and other Middle East airlines

A significant number of Filipino passengers fly onboard many Middle East airlines to get to their destination, most especially the United States. March of this year, the US imposed a ban on laptops and large electronic gadgets onboard flights that originate from 8 countries and 10 airports namely Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. For security reasons was cited about the US move on this implementation. Last week, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines announced a lifting of the ban. Taking effect immediately, and due…

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10 Helpful Tips on How an OFW can start a Sari-Sari Store in the Philippines

Every Filipino at least once in his lifetime had the earliest experience of running errands to the “tindahan” for “suka” (vinegar) or “toyo” (soy sauce) when “Nanay” is cooking food. The sari-sari store has been part of every Filipino household and more often than not, in the Philippines, you will definitely find one just around the corner near your home. Neighborhood stores or sari-sari stores are very popular because you can buy a few pieces of what you need whereas in grocery stores and supermarkets, you should buy by the…

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