KUWAIT: After containing individual cases of psychotropic substances, the Ministry of Education stressed the need to track down the scourge of drugs in intermediate and secondary schools by activating confidential consultations, and implementing a set of preventive and therapeutic projects and programs, reports Al-Rai daily. It revealed that the most important of these measures is to implement a program to develop awareness of the dangers of drugs in schools and a program on the role of social work in developing awareness of the dangers of narcotics and psychotropic substances, misusing medical medications, and using prohibited stimulants, and combating the scourge of smoking among male and female students.
In its plan, the ministry stressed the need for monitoring, discovery and observation through social service offices in schools in coordination with the educational authority, activating the role of the awareness group on the dangers of drugs and smoking in intermediate and high schools, organizing interactive workshops, and spreading the media awareness aspect in schools. The plan called for the need for the follow-up and supervision of the technical guidance of the social service with intensive visits to schools programmed to measure the effort and its safety, and the extent to which it achieved the goal, while activating the counseling and therapeutic side through the psychological clinic and the department of follow-up of individual cases specialized in the Department of Social and Psychological Services. All this is in coordination and cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior for carrying out field study on the role of social and psychological service in developing awareness of the dangers of drugs and psychotropic substances and methods of prevention.
The plan touched on the importance of activating the role of the “Consult” electronic platform affiliated with the Department of Social and Psychological Services to spread reassurance among students and their parents through free counseling and communication with them to find appropriate solutions to their problems in various aspects – social, psychological or educational – with the utmost confidentiality.
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower launched Tuesday “smart employee ID” identity within the Kuwait Mobile ID app, containing the expatriate employees’ official information, as part of a host of decisions aiming to regulate labor market and curb fraud and manipulation.
The Public Authority for Manpower mentioned in statement that this decision, protecting Kuwaiti households as well as workers from exploitation, came as per the instructions of First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
The electronic ID includes the worker’s legal standing, work permit data, address of the employing company, whether they work within the public or private sectors. It also allows Kuwaiti households to look into the domestic worker’s official information prior to their arrival at the residence, underlining the necessity of authenticating employees electronic IDs, as well as keeping a copy of the data through scanning the QR code. It also urged private sector companies to assign employees to their correct jobs as per the Gulf labor guide, to avoid violations of labor laws and resolutions. (KUNA)
KUWAIT: The celebrations during national holidays were unfortunate because of reckless behavior by some participants who not only disturbed passers-by and exposed them to danger, using pistols and water balloons, which caused injuries to about 200 people many of them eye injuries, particularly motorists who were caught unaware, according to health sources. The Al-Qabas daily quoting health sources said most of the injuries were related to eyes causing by the throwing on water-filled balloons and even some pelted stones in what can be termed a pure case of vandalism.
The uncivilized behavior has met with public and parliamentary resentment and widespread criticism from human rights activists, who consider the recurrence of these acts annually is evidence of the absence of planning and administrative and organizational failure, in addition to moral and ethical imbalance and lack of deterrence. Among the most prominent uncivilized manifestations, which Al-Qabas monitored on the ground, was disturbing families with water pistols and terrorizing people with children and teenagers throwing balloons filled with water and pelting stones at cars, and the unfortunate scene culminated in the accumulation of garbage, and the evidence of this is that the Municipality collected about 140 tons of waste that the celebrants left behind in the streets. Health sources told the daily the emergency departments in hospitals received the injured in their eyes, and some of them were treated at the sites, noting that the balloons and water sprayers used by children and adolescents were ‘fired’ from close distances towards pedestrians or vehicles drivers, which caused direct and serious eye injuries, and that resulted in many of them being rushed to hospitals.
The Eye Departments Council in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ahmed Al-Foudari told Al-Qabas that the ophthalmology departments in the various hospitals of the ministry received many patients. He revealed that 36 corneal abrasions, internal bleeding and bruising cases were recorded at the Muhammad AbdulRahman Al-Bahr Eye Center from Friday morning to Saturday evening, and 18 corneal abrasions, a cut wound in the eyebrow and a trauma in the retina, in Farwaniya Hospital, and 21 corneal abrasions in Farwaniya Hospital, Al-Adan 5 similar injuries in Al-Jahra Hospital, and 8 in Jaber Hospital during the same period. In addition, deputies expressed their regret at “reckless behavior that is not appropriate for the civilized face of the country, and indicates an administrative and organizational failure.”
The whole Arabian Gulf Street was filled with children who stood guard armed with their water-filled balloons and water pistols during the holidays – an annoying act that is repeated at every celebration of the National and Liberation Days. The children usually use water balloons and pistols targeting cars – an uncivilized behavior that spoils the national celebration every year. Although the Ministry of Interior put up a security fence to prevent pedestrians from moving on the roads, this did not deter unruly children who deliberately sprayed water inside vehicles. Some people took advantage of the national holidays to sell waterfilled balloons and water pistols – KD10 for 100 balloons and KD2 for a water pistol.
KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior arrested an Asian expat for throwing a water balloon on a police car. He was arrested and will be deported from Kuwait
KUWAIT The Ministry of Interior continued security campaign against residence violators which resulted in arresting 6 residence and work violators in Sharq area. They are being referred to the competent authorities in order to take the necessary legal measures against them
KUWAIT: Director of the Department of Public Hygiene and Road Works at the Hawally Municipality Faisal Al-Otaibi says the department is fully prepared to follow up the process of cleaning and removing waste following the National Day celebrations, reports Al-Rai daily.
In a press statement he issued during the field tour he recently held, Al-Otaibi explained that 550 workers were equipped with cleaning tools and sent to the sites of celebration within Hawally Governorate, in addition to 16 ordinary lorries, 4 trailers, 2 cranes, 8 large blowers, 4 medium bulldozers, 40 containers of sizes 240 liters and 1,100 liters.
The containers were distributed to the security points, where coordination was made with the cleaning companies contracting with the municipality to clean the green spaces and parking lots overlooking the Arabian Gulf Street and the surrounding streets from the beginning of the Messila Bridge to the Third Ring Road. In addition, two lorries were placed in front of each security point on the Arabian Gulf Street.
KUWAIT: Information security expert and head of the Cybersecurity Committee in the Kuwaiti Electronic Media Federation, Muhammad Al-Rashidi, confirmed that “the decision is a natural measure to protect employees from espionage practiced by Tik Tok after the application employees themselves admitted to indulging in such activities, reports Al-Rai daily. He said in a statement to the that “Tik Tok has admitted to the US Senate the ability of employees in China to access data, following which the Senate slapped a ban on the application.
He added, “we will see stricter measures that may end up with the removal of the application from the Apple Store store.” Suspicious practices carried out by this application, perhaps for advertising or other purposes, but there is espionage based on application users, and this is the reason behind the action taken by the European Commission and accepted by the US Senate.
Al-Rashidi described this procedure as “a security measure, in light of the ability of employees in China to access sensitive data in America and Europe, which poses a great threat to European and American national security.”