Kuwaiti Gitmo prisoner review set on July 27

Fayez-Al-KandariKUWAIT: United States’ authorities set the hearing to review the case of Fayez Al-Kandari, the last Kuwaiti detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison, to July 27, 2015 to decide on his destiny.

Blogger sentenced The Appeals Court yesterday sentenced blogger Mohammed Al-Jed’ee to a year with labor. Jed’ee had been previously released on bail by the Misdemeanor Court in relation to charges of slandering the judiciary.

‘Manpower’ staff Acting Director of the Manpower Public Authority Ahmad Al-Moussa issued a decision halting the missions of 39 Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSAL) employees deputized to work with the authority. Notably, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih previously halted the missions of 70 other employees. Commenting on the decision, informed sources said that the employees’ performance had been excellent, and that they had been randomly selected although labor departments are understaffed.

Farwaniya streets Municipal Council member and the head of Farwaniya committee Nayef Al- Sour expressed dissatisfaction with the state of cleanliness around Farwaniya streets during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. Sour also stressed that Farwaniya residents shared the same dissatisfaction with the service. “Cleaning companies should do their job perfectly at all times regardless if its Eid vacation, when they left residents subject to diseases,” he said. Sour urged concerned authorities to practice strict monitoring of cleaning companies’ performance to make sure they work properly regardless of vacations.

Hajj leave In collaboration with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the Civil Services Commission (CSC) recently agreed to include the hajj leaves given to employees into its integrated systems in order to prevent some employees from unlawfully getting such leaves without actually going for hajj.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi and A Saleh

This article was published on 23/07/2015