Union sounds concern as shrimping season starts
Head of Kuwait Fishermen Union Thaher Al-Suwayan announced yesterday the beginning of the shrimping season which starts today, and wished fishermen a good harvest. Meanwhile, he said that the union was shocked to learn that the Interior Ministry went back to a previous order to allow fishermen to leave territorial waters and return back from international borders only using their original passport, instead of their civil IDs. According Suwayan, fishermen are now required to take their passports with them during their fishing trips, and have the exit stamp on it when they leave to international waters then have it stamped again when they reenter territorial waters. This practice was stopped before the start of this year’s shrimping season because it caused many problems to fishermen last year, Suwayan, noting that the reinstatement of this practice means that many expatriate fishermen will abandon their jobs, thus causing huge losses to Kuwaiti fishermen.
MP Mubarak Al-Hajraf submitted a proposal by which state employees are paid compensations in exchange for their annual leaves as long as they have at least 60 days in their leave balance not counting the current year’s leave. This practice is already followed with uniformed employees, Hajraf, said, demanding that civilian workers be treated equally in this respect.
Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a decision appointing Major General Farraj Al-Zubi as the Director General of the Sentences Implementation Department. He also transferred Major General Majid Al-Majid and his Assistant Major General Salem Al-Ehaimer to the Ministry’s Diwan from the General Directorate for Internal Security.