MOI : Kuwait e-visa part of wide-scale overhaul strategy


Newly-launched service, e-visa, is a component of the Ministry of Interior’s strategic outlook to revamp security tasks by employing state of art technology, a senior MOI official said on Sunday.
The MOI plans further expansion and development of the electronic services soon, said Major General Talal Marafie, the Ministry General Director of Residency Affairs, at a news conference.
He affirmed the approach for full employment of such high-tech, facilitates the services for citizens, residents and guests of #Kuwait.
Maj. Gen. Marafie, who made a detailed presentation about the recently-opened e-visa service, explained that replies to applications will be during work hours immediately and via e-mail.
The instant visa is given to Citizens of 52 states, residents of #GCC countries with residency valid no less than six months. It is also granted to people practicing 13 professions.
For his part, Brig. Gen. Ali Al-Muaili, in charge of the MOI information systems, said the e-visa is available on the ministry website, ( Brig. Gen. Adel Al-Hashash, in charge of security information and public relations, affirmed that applicants should have no criminal records or traffic tickets.

Kuwaiti teenager becomes third MERS case in Thailand


Thailand has found a third case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man , Disease Control Department (DCD) chief Amnuay Kajeena revealed yesterday.

The incident prompted the DCD to set up a special coordination centre at its head office to trace those exposed to him, including those on the same flight.

The patient, who entered Thailand on July 25 along with his father and grandmother, was being treated in an isolated room while the two relatives as well as a taxi driver were put on quarantine. After 14 days, when the patient’s condition improves and he is cured of the infection, he would be allowed to go home, Amnuay added.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Fire 

An American Airlines flight takes off from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport but the pilot has to immediately make an emergency landing. 

There were 130 passengers and six crew members onboard American Airlines Flight 438. The airbus has just taken off took off around 10:50 Wednesday night, bound for Seattle, when there was a loud bang. The pilots turned the plane around and returned to DFW about 20 minutes later. The plane made a hard landing, but all passengers and crew members are safe.

POEA blacklists 4 Saudi firms for displacing OFWs


Four large Saudi companies have been suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from hiring overseas Filipino workers (OFW) after displacing more than 11,000 of them recently .

POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac said they already the deployment of OFWs for Saudi Oger, Ltd. (SOL), Saudi bin Ladin Group of Companies (SBG), Mohammed Al Mojil Group (MMG), and Mohammad Hameed Al-Bargash & Bros.

The firms are among the nine financially troubled Saudi companies which have been reported by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to have displaced at least 11,000 OFWs.

Cacdac pointed out they are currently also probing the other companies included in the list for possible violation of POEA regulations for OFWs.

The other five Saudi establishments are Alumco L.L.C., Rajeh H Al Merri Contracting & Trading Company, Fawzi Salah Al Nairani Contracting Company, Arabtec Construction L.L.C., and Real Estate Development and Investment Company.

“We are investigating the other employers on that list and will take appropriate action, which includes suspension of deployment, if it is warranted,” Cacdac said.

Cacdac issued the clarification after migrant advocate group, United Overseas Filipinos Worldwide (U-OFW), claimed they received reports that some of the nine aforementioned companies were still able to recruit OFWs despite their financial woes.

U-OFW convener John Monterona said vacationing OFWs of the beleaguered Saudi firms should also be warned since they are also at risk of being displaced.

“Even those OFW working for the nine companies who are on leave and still vacationing in the Philippines should be properly advised,” Monterona said.

Citizen dies during swim at Patong Beach In Thailand


#Kuwait : A Citizen 71-year-old has died after a group of people carried him out of the water unconscious at Patong Beach yesterday , Police received a call reporting that a tourist had drowned near Loma Park in #Phuket Island, #Thailand rescue workers to find people gathered around as lifeguards to an unconscious man, identified as Abdullah Almusawi , the man was taken to the Hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival.

His Thai wife , Kamla Rungrueng, aged approximately 40 years old, said she and her husband had been on holiday in Phuket with their son for the past 10 days.

He went swimming around 3.30pm, leaving his wife and children on the beach. About half an hour later Mrs Kamla was stunned to see people crowded around lifeguards attempting to resuscitate her husband.

Police say the victim was known to have several health issues, including high blood pressure. They are waiting for postmortem results to determine the exact cause of death.

Pinay Sexually Assaulted In Khaitan


An Egyptian man waited for a Filipino woman until she went to take out the trash at dawn and raped her , the woman told Khaitan police that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown person who was hiding near her building , Detectives managed to arrest the suspect four days later during a set up in which he tried to attack his victim for a second time , he was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action .