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Be kind to your worker

Good morning dear and honorable brothers and sisters. In this article I would like to continue commenting on the recent ban by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and its implications on…

Non-compete clause

A non-compete clause is written in contracts to prevent a person from competing with a business. This is usually included in employment contracts or in partnership agreements. The point of…

No cigarettes in Kuwait!

If you are a smoker or have a smoker in the family or a friend, then they must have complained to you about the disappearance of cigarettes from cooperatives and…

Parking and extortion

The issue of parking is a recurring problem in Kuwait. Although a law was issued about 10 years ago obliging any new building located in crowded commercial areas such as…

Violence in schools

Violence in schools has become a serious problem in recent decades in many countries including Kuwait, as well as physical attacks by students on school staff, including teachers and administrators.…

Ban on Filipinos to work in Kuwait

Kuwait is a beautiful country with a diverse society and is a place of great opportunity. In fact, Kuwait currently holds, for the third year in a row, the UN…

MoI hacking fails

The interior ministry announced over the weekend that it had stopped an attempt to hack the ministry’s website. The department of public relations and security information at the ministry issued…

Expats’ wives left behind

While we are busy talking about the status of expat men and their problems here, we tend to forget or disregard that many of these men have women left behind…

Romance is bad for you!

I was very satisfied when finally, our English literature professor admitted that romance is fake and can never be real. In fact, part of its defect is that it is…

Half Kuwaiti?

Half Kuwaiti, what exactly does this mean? In essence this means I have one foreign parent and one Kuwaiti parent, but to me it means much more. Growing up, I…

Thank you President Duterte… but!

Good morning, dear and honorable brothers and sisters. In this article I would like to talk about the recent decision by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to ban his fellow nationals…

Amnesty for visa violators

Many expats in Kuwait by now would have heard about the new amnesty decree. Amnesty by definition means “an official pardon for people who are convicted of an illegal offense,…

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