Fingerprinting a must for all expat women

Published on Apr 09 2014 // Gulf
RIYADH –The General Directorate of Passports has made fingerprinting mandatory for the issuance of new residence permit (iqama) and final exit for all expatriate women. Earlier, biometric data was mandatory for expatriate women only for obtaining a work permit, and it was optional for all other women....

Create jobs for Saudis, but don’t get rid of expats, says expert

Published on Apr 01 2014 // Gulf
Saleh Fareed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The Kingdom should focus on creating new jobs for Saudis rather than replacing the existing expat workers, according to an expert. Fadhel Kaboub, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and a Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute...

GE Gulf gets new president, CEO

Published on Mar 31 2014 // Featured, Gulf
GE Gulf gets new president, CEO
Dalya Al MuthannaJEDDAH – Global conglomerate GE announced Sunday that it has appointed UAE national Dalya Al Muthanna as the new president and CEO for the Gulf. The first emirati to be appointed to the senior leadership position, Al Muthanna will report to Nabil Habayeb, GE’s president and CEO for...

PREVENTIVE HEALTH CHECK-UP A NECESSITY

Published on Mar 31 2014 // Gulf
Gone are the days where human beings willingly used to consult a Physician only in case if they fell ill. The modern days are entirely different, as the cultivation of diseases whether old or new found is at its peak the scenario has changed. Quick detection of symptoms of serious diseases through preventive...

50% of small contracting firms go out of business

Published on Mar 25 2014 // Featured, Gulf
50% of small contracting firms go out of business
RIYADH: ARAB NEWS More than 50 percent of small and medium-sized contracting firms have exited the local market following the end of the legalization period, which ended last November, local media reported. The grace period was the most grueling for contracting companies, which also suffered a shortage...

Iqama stolen? Report within 24 hours and avoid penalty

Published on Mar 24 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Iqama stolen? Report within 24 hours and avoid penalty
JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN & IBRAHIM NAFFEE The Kingdom is witnessing the emergence of a thriving market of stolen iqamas being sold after forgery or the gangs resorting to extortion from the original iqama holder, but the authorities have stepped in with combative measures to nip this illegal activity...

No more expat-run schools

Published on Mar 20 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
No more expat-run schools
JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED Authorities are tightening the noose around expat-run foreign schools operating under the auspices of diplomatic missions as these schools are treated differently from private schools. The Ministry of Education is trying to have greater control over these schools by amending the...

Kingdom, India formalize $750m investment fund

Published on Mar 20 2014 // Gulf
JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia and India have formalized the structuring of the $750-million Saudi-Indian Investment Fund that was announced during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Riyadh in 2010, according a report published in a section of the Indian media on Wednesday. After the recent visit of...

1.4m Indians to benefit from new social security scheme

Published on Mar 19 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
1.4m Indians to benefit from new social security scheme
Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmed Kidwai (C) launches the new social security scheme for Indian workers at Saudi Binladin Group premises in Jeddah on Tuesday. Consul (labor) Prabhat K. Jain (R) and Saudi Binladin Group Jeddah Human Resources Coordinator Fauzi Dannaou are also seen in the picture. –...

Seminar on Earthquake Engineering organised by Indian Engineers in Jeddah.

Published on Mar 18 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Seminar on Earthquake Engineering organised by Indian  Engineers in Jeddah.
Indian Engineers Forum, Jeddah chapter, organised a Seminar on Earthquake Engineering recently in Jeddah. The programme started with recitation of Holy Quran by Engr. Muazzam Sayeed, Chairman IT Subcommittee. Dr. Hamad Al Ayed delivered lecture on Earthquake Engineering in a quarterly event organised...

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