Expelling expatriates may not be the solution for Economic, iiQ8

Expelling expatriates may not be the answer to Kuwait’s deep economic malaise October 31, 2020   Over the past 15 years the population of Kuwait has more than doubled from 2.2 million in 2005 to 4.8 million at the start of 2020. During this period, the number of citizens grew by 63 percent, from 860,000 to 1.4 million, while expatriates surged by 162 percent, from 1.3 million to 3.4 million. The skewed population growth is certainly a cause for concern to the state, but is expelling expatriates the answer? On 20 October, in its one-day supplementary fifth session for the 15th legislative term, the parliament passed a series of laws, including one on reducing the number of expatriates in the country. Expatriates, who currently form an overwhelming 70 percent of Kuwait’s total population of 4.8 million, are understandably concerned. The new law tasks the government with drawing up policies and plans to restructure the country’s lopsided demographic str…
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Yoga to Fight COVID-19, iiQ8

Yoga to Fight Covid-19 October 31, 2020

The year 2020 is defining one of the most memorable years of our lifetime. This unprecedented COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives, creating a new way of working and living. During these times of change and uncertainty, it’s important to focus on self-care. It‘s an important time to bring our health and well-being to the forefront.

For the past few months, we have been hearing a lot about nutritious food, sunlight, Vitamin D, exercises, immunity, and staying healthy. Earlier our priorities were different. But now we have the time to introspect our lifestyle and make the necessary changes to regain or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Yoga is known to be excellent training for a clear and healthy mind. It also promotes physical health in multiple ways. Studies have shown that regular Yoga practice correlates with increased well-being, stress and inflammation modulation, immune s…

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31st October, Saturday, Kuwait CoronaVirus Update, iiQ8, COVID-19

New cases and deaths reported in Kuwait in last 24 hours: 31.10.2020

Kuwait City : The Ministry of Health announces that 589 new cases have been confirmed, 660 recoveries have been recorded, and 6 new deaths due to the new COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of cases to 125,926 cases. تعلن #وزارة_الصحة عن تأكيد إصابة 589 حالة جديدة، وتسجيل 660 حالة شفاء، و 6 حالات وفاة جديدة بـ #فيروس_كورونا_المستجدّ COVID-19 ، ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات 125,926 حالة. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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A guide to Domestic Workers’ Living conditions, iiQ8

  A guide to Domestic Workers’ Living conditions Domestic help can sometimes be subjected to abuse when they living with their employers.  When it comes to safety and maintaining a healthy work environment in Kuwait, one should take in special consideration to articles drawn by the Domestic workers’ law to ensure improvement in living conditions. Domestic worker laws provide the following terms and conditions. Clause The Right                                 Article Accommodation The employer is obliged to provide the worker with adequate accommodation, as well as decent and healthy living conditions Article 11 Domestic Workers Law  Article 8(7) Executive Regulations Employees Clothing The employer must provide the domestic employee with appropriate and sufficient clothing Article 9 Domestic Workers Law  Article 8(5) Executive Regulations Employee Healthcare  The employer must provide the employee…
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A guide to Domestic Workers’ Location & Nature of Work, iiQ8

  A guide to Domestic Workers’ Location & Nature of Work Domestic help has certain rights regarding the location and nature of the work.  When it comes to safety and maintaining a healthy work environment in Kuwait, one should take in special consideration to articles drawn by the Domestic workers’ law to ensure the safety of the workers. Domestic worker laws provide the following terms and conditions. Clause The Right                                 Article Job Description The employer is only entitled to instruct the employee to complete the tasks specified in his/her contract • Article 18 Domestic Workers Law• Article 14 Domestic Workers Law • Article 9(2) Executive Regulations Identifying Workplace The employee’s place of work shall be specified in the employment contract. The employer shall not require the employee to work elsewhere • Article 18 Domestic Workers Law• Article 14 Domestic Workers Law Dangerous and D…
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A guide to Domestic Workers’ Working Hours and Holidays, iiQ8

  A guide to Domestic Workers’ Working Hours and Holidays Working hours of domestic workers in Kuwait can be the longest and most unpredictable. But regulating their work is an essential issue. For work-life balance, one should take in special consideration to articles drawn by the Domestic workers’ law to ensure improvement in living conditions. Domestic worker laws provide the following terms and conditions. Clause The Right Article        12 Hours Maximum Working Day The maximum working hours for domestic workers is 12 hours a day, punctuated by breaks. • Article 22(2) Domestic Workers Law• Article 13(2) Executive Regulations Annual and Weekly Time-off The domestic worker is entitled for a rest day at least one day per week, and receive paid annual leave • Article 22(3) Domestic Workers Law • Article 13(3) Executive Regulations   Sanction Report to Evidence       • Suspension of the granting of entry visas…
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A guide to general labour rights, iiQ8, Legal Guide

  A guide to general labour rights Domestic house workers in Kuwait perform many essential duties in private households. They clean, cook, care for children, look after elderly family members, and perform other tasks for their employers. Despite their important role they can be exploited and to prevent this from happening  Domestic worker laws provide the following terms and conditions. Clause The Right Article  Treatment and Compensation for Employee Sustaining an Injury If a domestic employee is subject to an accident while practicing work or during working hours, the employer is obliged to pay for treatment and compensate the employee for his/her injury Article 22(1) Domestic Workers Law Article 13(1) Executive Regulations Maintaining Personal Identification An employer shall not retain the passport, ID card or any other personal document belonging to the employee without his/her approval Article 12 Domestic …
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Duties of Domestic Workers, iiQ8, Legal Guide

  Duties of Domestic Workers The duties of individual domestic housekeepers vary widely. Some housekeepers have complete responsibility and authority to plan and carry out many household duties. Others are given very specific duties and are closely supervised. To protect the interest of the employers Domestic worker laws provide the following guidelines. Clause The Responsibility Article Implementing Instructions The domestic employee shall carry out the employer’s instructions as stipulated in the contract Article 13 Domestic Workers Law Article 9 Executive Regulations Carrying out the Work The domestic employee shall carry out the work agreed in the contract and take the usual care in its execution Article 14 Domestic Workers Law Article 9 Executive Regulations Protecting Property and Confidentiality The employee shall safeguard the property of the employer and their family; as well as maintaining confidentiality w…
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General rights of the employer and employee, iiQ8

  General rights of the employer and employee The employer should receive the domestic worker within 24 hours of his/her arrival in Kuwait There are no legal fees on cases filed at the Labour Court If a domestic worker submits a complaint against an employer who then cancels his/ her residency, then the worker may be eligible to apply for temporary residency until his/her complaint is considered A domestic worker is entitled to keep a copy of his/her contract. In the event of disagreement over the interpretation of the terms of the contract between the different languages used, then the Arabic text prevails Source - Times Kuwait  
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Kidnap & False Imprisonment, iiQ8, Domestic Workers’ Legal Guide

  Kidnap & False Imprisonment   Clause Definition                                 Article False Imprisonment False imprisonment is preventing a person from moving from one place to another against his/her will in ways not regulated by the law Article 184 of the Penal Code Confinement for Physical Torture Confinement associated with physical torture or death threats  Article 184 of the Penal Code Kidnapping with the Intent to have Sexual Intercourse, and Indecent Assault Kidnapping a sane person over the age of 21 years with the intent to harm, sexually or indecently assault them, force them into prostitution, blackmail, or murder them Article 180 of the Penal Code Kidnapping Forcing a person to move from their normal place of residence to another place in order to detain them against their will, or moving the person with or without their consent if he/she is less than 21 years of age, feeble or not of sound min…
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Assault, Domestic Workers’ Legal Guide, iiq8

  Assault   Clause Definition Article  Simple assault Simple assault includes spitting, pulling hair, or clothes, or spraying with water; as well as physical beating that does not leave a mark Article 163 of the Penal Code  Actual Bodily Harm Mild beating includes beating that leaves a mark or results in a wound Article 160 of the Penal Code Grievous Bodily Harm Severe beating includes beating with dangerous items such as knives, firearms, substances that cause burning, etc.; as well as beating that leads to permanent disability Article 161 of the Penal Code Article 162 of the Penal Code   Sanction Report to Evidence  Misdemeanour punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 months and a fine not exceeding 300 K.D., or either of these two punishments Local police station where the incident occurred Witnesses  Misdemeanour punished by two years’ imprisonment and a fine not exce…
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Sexual Assault, iiQ8, Domestic Workers’ Legal Guide

  Sexual Assault   Clause Definition                                 Article Indecent Act Not Committed in Public If a person commits an indecent act in private that insults and shames a woman who is not willing to engage in the act Article 199 of the Penal Code Indecent Assault Any touching or undressing of a person’s body who is 21 years of age and above, without his/her consent or any person under the age of 21 with or without his/her consent. Article 191 of the Penal Code Sexual Intercourse that is Forced, Under Threat, or by Deception Engaging in sexual intercourse by vaginal penetration, without consent and using threat, coercion or deception Article 186 of the Penal Code Human Trafficking If one or more persons restrict a person’s freedom or transport him/her from one place to another by force, taking advantage of authority, strength or through deception; for the purpose of forced labour or sexual exploitati…
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Advice on Residency Law, iiQ8, Domestic Workers’ Legal Guide

  Advice on Residency Law The residency will be canceled if a worker’s absence from Kuwait exceeds 6 months. A foreign national who is awaiting deportation may be detained for a period of no more than thirty days if such detainment is essential for the execution of the deportation order. A foreign national can be deported from Kuwait by order of the Minister of Interior if he/she is not in possession of a residence permit or if his/ her permit has expired. The foreign national may return to Kuwait if the appropriate conditions are met. Hosting, housing, or employing any foreigner who resides illegally in the country is prohibited, and it is also prohibited to employ a foreigner during the course of his/her employment contract with a third party. A foreign national who has previously been deported from Kuwait may not return to the country, unless given special permission by the Minister of Interior.  
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A guide to Domestic Workers’ Financial rights, iiQ8

  A guide to Domestic Workers’ Financial rights Work is part of everyone’s daily life and is crucial to a person’s dignity, well-being and development as a human being. When it comes to economic safety of domestic labour in Kuwait, one should take in special consideration to articles drawn by the Domestic workers’ law to ensure improvement in the lives of human beings. Domestic worker laws provide the following terms and conditions Clause The Right Article Salary andDeduction The salary paid should be identical to that specified in the contract The salary should be paid at the end of every month The salary is calculated from the actual work start date Salary deduction is not permitted Article 7 Domestic Workers Law  Article 8 Domestic Workers Law Overtime The worker is entitled to receive overtime payments that are no less than double the rate for the same period of his/her work, if assigned ad…
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Domestic Workers’ Legal Guide, iiQ8, A Guide by One Roof

Domestic Workers' Legal Guide, iiQ8, A Guide by One Roof Domestic workers are vulnerable to exploitation, violence, harassment, and forced labour, many women and men end up being trapped in abusive work situations which in some cases may amount to modern forms of slavery. While the relationship between the employer and domestic worker in Kuwait is successful and effective in most cases, it is still important for domestic workers to be knowledgeable of their legal rights and responsibilities in order to be familiar with the rules that regulate their work and be able to demand their rights in case they were violated. The standard Domestic Worker Law is very specific regarding many aspects of employment, such as the amount of pay, end of service benefits, accommodation, health care, where you should work, the nature of your work and other details. Although it is not a guarantee for protection, knowing your rights is the first step in protectin…
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You can renew bus pass ON THE BUS, iiQ8, CityBusKw⁠

Kuwait City, 30th October 2020: You can renew bus pass ON THE BUS, iiQ8, CityBusKw⁠ Great News! Now you can renew your bus pass ON THE BUS!⁠

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30th October, Friday, Kuwait CoronaVirus Update, iiQ8, COVID-19

New cases and deaths reported in Kuwait in last 24 hours: 30.10.2020

Kuwait City : The Ministry of Health announces that 671 new cases have been confirmed, 727 recoveries have been recorded, and 6 new deaths due to the new Corona virus COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 125,337 cases. تعلن #وزارة_الصحة⁩ عن تأكيد إصابة 671 حالة جديدة، وتسجيل 727 حالة شفاء، و 6 حالات وفاة جديدة بـ ⁧#فيروس_كورونا_المستجدّ⁩ COVID-19 ، ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات 125,337 حالة. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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Expo Dubai 2020, iiQ8, 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022

Kuwait City, 30th October 2020: Expo Dubai 2020, iiQ8, 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 One year to go until we open our gates to bring the world together for six months of inspiration, entertainment and unforgettable experiences. Join us from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. #1YearToExpo2020 #Expo2020 #Dubai #UAE سنة لننطلق ونفتح أبوابنا لنجمع العالم معا لستة أشهر من الإلهام والترفيه والتجارب التي لا تُنسى. ندعوكم لزيارتنا من 1 أكتوبر 2021 إلى 31 مارس 2022. #عام_واحد_لإكسبو2020 #إكسبو2020 #دبي #الإمارات Excitement is building as we prepare to open our gates on 1 October 2021. Register now to receive the latest updates on #Expo2020 #Dubai.

Explore everything from street food to fine dining to Michelin star chefs…all at Expo 2020 Dubai! #Expo2020 #Dubai Experience art, culture and the best the world has to offer at #Expo2020 #Dubai from 1 Octo…
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Kuwait lists key categories to be vaccinated against Covid-19, iiQ8 News

Kuwait City, 29th October 2020: Kuwait lists key categories to be vaccinated against Covid-19, iiQ8 News The Kuwaiti Cabinet has handpicked seniors, patients with chronic diseases, medics, front-liners and providers of basic services as major categories to be vaccinated against Covid-19 once the country takes delivers of a first shipment of vaccines. This was announced by Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah while keeping the cabinet posted on Kuwait's vaccination blueprint purposed to curtail complications, infections and hospitalizations. During an extraordinary cabinet meeting, the minister, who also doubles as chief of the Covid19 vaccination committee, said the vaccination campaign would be put in force as soon as the first shipment of vaccination turned up. Elaborating Kuwait's Covid-19 situation and the world's latest virus developments, the minister cited a recent World Health Organization (WHO) as showing that the world's number of Covid-19 cases…
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Lulu Hypermarket Offers, iiQ8, Lulu Deals promotions, till 19th November  

Kuwait City, 29th October 2020: Lulu Hypermarket Offers, iiQ8, Lulu Deals promotions, till 19th November   Buy 20 Get 10 Fashion Footwear and Many More Till November 19 , Big Discount till November 3. اشترِ بقيمة 20 واحصل على 10 هدية من الملابس الأحذية وغيرها الكثير في فروع لولو هايبرماركت حتى 19 نوفمبر , عروض التخفيضات الكبري حتى 3 نوفمبر WWW.LULUHYPERMARKET.COM   iiQ8 News Indian Court asked government to ‘find some solution’ to bring back Indians, iiQ8 29th October, Thursday, Kuwait CoronaVirus Update, iiQ8, COVID-19 Indian Embassy in Kuwait launched new Registration drive, iiQ8, limited open Highway Center Anniversary Offer, iiQ8, Killer Price Highway Kuwait 28th October, Wednesday, Kuwait CoronaVirus Update, iiQ8, COVID-19 India extends ban on international flights till 30th November, iiQ8 Overseas Citizen Of India, OCI Card Holder Guidelines, iiQ8 India, Travel and Visa restrictions related to COV…
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Indian Court asked government to ‘find some solution’ to bring back Indians, iiQ8

Kuwait City, 29th October 2020: Indian Court asked government to ‘find some solution’ to bring back Indians, iiQ8 The India Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the Indian government to “find some solution” to bring home Indians, mostly blue-collar workers from Tamil Nadu, stranded in Kuwait during the pandemic. “You have to do something… You have to find some solution”, Justice M.R. Shah, a member of the three-judge Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan, addressed Additional Solicitor General K.M. Nataraj, representing the Centre. But the Centre said it was making every attempt to bring them home and the “availability of flights is no more a reason for being stranded in Kuwait”. Referring to a short affidavit filed in court, Mr. Nataraj said the government was “fully sensitive to the difficulties faced by the Indian citizens”. Mr. Nataraj said 83 flights of Air India, Air India Express and IndiGo have already been scheduled to fly from Kuwait to various destinations in …
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