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Pedestrians avoid ‘dirty’ footbridges
By Chidi Emmanuel, Ben Garcia
KUWAIT: While driving across Kuwait, one can see pedestrians crossing the road even if an overpass exists. There have been reports of hit-and-run incidents by motorists who knock down pedestrians who cross busy highways without using overhead bridges. While there are still many places that lack pedestrian bridges, many existing ones are not being used by pedestrians.
In reality, footbridges save lives.…
Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 2, 2022 at 3:54pm
As health insurance hike looms, questions remain on future of healthcare for expats
By Chidi Emmanuel and Ahmad Jabr
KUWAIT: Foreign residents in Kuwait could be required to pay a KD 130 annual health insurance fee instead of the current KD 50 to renew their visas as early as 2023, according to a recent report by Al-Rai quoting sources at the Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman). While the increase is far from confirmed, residents realize it’s inevitable, as plans to…Continue
Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 25, 2022 at 2:16pm
Foreign residents rebuff Expat Insider
report, highlight good side of Kuwait
By Chidi Emmanuel
KUWAIT: Foreign residents in Kuwait rebuffed a recent report that ranked Kuwait as the worst destination for expatriates, calling it biased. For the seventh time in eight years, Kuwait was ranked the worst destination for expats – taking the last position in the Expat Insider survey (59th out of 59 countries).
According to Expat Insider, Kuwait ranks last in the…
Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 8, 2022 at 5:35pm
Residents raise concerns as rats run amok
By Chidi Emmanuel & Nawara Fattahova
Rats are becoming a disturbing urban problem. Parts of Maliya and Mirqab in Kuwait City are ravaged by rodents. Owing to the speed at which rats breed, a minor infestation that is not dealt with quickly can soon become a major invasion. Some abandoned and dilapidated properties and restaurants offer an ideal habitat for rats, and once they have settled in, they reproduce rapidly.
Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 3, 2022 at 5:48pm