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Sponsorship system

The cancellation of the sponsorship system has become a priority in many countries, in accordance with recommendations of international human rights organizations and a commitment to global treaties to secure…

The New Teresa

While we follow the news of most goodwill ambassadors around the world, I wonder how we have benefited from Arab goodwill ambassadors and what makes Western ones seem more serious…

Bridging minds

The Ties Center in Kuwait recently offered a lecture on cultural similarities and differences. The lecturer was Dr. Teresa Lesher and I had the valuable opportunity to ask her comments…

The ‘Kuwaiti’

Before the official issuance of Kuwaiti citizenship certificates in 1961, we used to differentiate between Kuwaitis and others using measures that are different from those used nowadays. Someone who used…

Separateness

Dear Ms Darwish, It is always pleasing to read your columns. In your column of April 14, 2016, you state that an increase in the rates of electricity and water…

Water Talks

Public interference in private affairs and intrusion in things they are not specialized in begets endless disasters. I see that the populace, the riffraff, those with special agendas and some…

An X-Large Thief

When we were young, we used to believe that a thief always wears a mask covering his eyes and that he usually goes out by night to steal. We also…

Working in Kuwait

I remember when I first started my career as a lawyer. I got a job in one of Kuwait’s finest law firms (technically and morally), and even though it was…

State administration

Why does Kuwait look as if the wheel of progress has stopped in it? The most important question is who bears the responsibility for the mistakes made and what is…

Ending Poverty

Poverty is not a shame, but a shame for international organizations that see such an ugly phenomenon and do nothing to help those who fall into this abyss with no…

Wanted: Life Skills

In the last few years we’ve noticed a growing trend of adult education-type courses and workshops being offered in Kuwait. The idea of adult education (also known as continuing education)…

This is apartheid

After many sessions since the government started suggesting increasing the prices of petrol and water for the nation and took it to the parliament for debate of course due to…