Extra day off for bedoon, Gulf nurses
Terror suspect found guilty, mom acquitted
Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi agreed to grant bedoon and Gulf nurses two days off like their Kuwaiti counterparts during his meeting with the president and members of Kuwait Nursing Society (KNS). Harbi agreed to write to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh to approve the amendment, KNS President Bandar Al-Enezi said. Harbi also agreed to form a committee with the ministry and KNS members to evaluate certificates of the nursing institute and give recommendations to appoint nurses who have completed supervisory courses as nurses-in-charge and assistant nurses to meet a shortage in hospitals and medical centers.
The criminal court sentenced terror suspect Abu Turab to five years in jail and acquitted his mother of being a member of the Islamic State (IS). Abu Turab confessed of going to Syria and selling oil to IS, but said he repented and returned. Separately, the cassation court deferred the case of former MP Abdullah AlBarghash’s citizenship revocation till Jan 24. Meanwhile, lawyer Nasser Al-Ajmi from the Nasser Al-Nasser law firm said the commercial court ruled that an insurance company has to pay a citizen KD 5,000 following a previous ruling against him. The court gave its ruling after reviewing all documents.
KUWAIT: A traffic campaign was carried out on the instructions of Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd and under the supervision of Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Maj Gen Fahd Al-Shuwaye in
Hawally, Farwaniya and Capital governorates. The campaign resulted in issuing 1,464 traffic tickets, 1,028 of which were for not using seatbelts and 436 were for using mobile phones while driving. — By Hanan Al-Saadoun