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									                                                                                                                                                    ARAB TIMES, MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
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‘Bloc’ deceived the                                                                                                          ‘Holy See, Kuwait ties good’

                                                                                                          Vatican dismisses ‘relocation’ reports
youth groups – poll                                                                                       KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12, (KUNA):
                                                                                                          The Vatican Embassy in Kuwait
                                                                                                          Sunday dismissed reports that it was
                                                                                                                                                     moving the seat of the local
                                                                                                                                                     Apostolic Vicariate of Northern
                                                                                                                                                     Arabia to Manama, Bahrain, while
                                                                                                          relocating headquarters from Kuwait        maintaining his residence in
        ‘Members unveiled their real intentions’                                                          to Bahrain.                                Kuwait,” said the embassy.
                                                                                                             The Embassy of the Vatican “is not         Messenger Camillo Ballin has
                                                                                                          transferring its present location in       been in charge of Bahrain, Qatar and
KUWAIT        CITY,                                                                                       Kuwait to another within the Gulf          Saudi Arabia since May 31, 2011.
Aug 12: Members of                                                                                        region,” the embassy said in a state-         The Embassy recalled the good
the Majority Bloc in                                                                                      ment.                                      ties and mutual relations that exist
the         annulled                                                                                         But for logistical and pastoral rea-    between the Holy See and the State
Parliament      has                                                                                       sons, the Apostolic Vicar of Northern      of Kuwait, the first country in the
deceived the youth                                                                                        Arabia, Messenger Camillo Ballin,          entire Arabian Gulf region to estab-
groups     just   to                                                                                      the local Bishop in charge of the          lish diplomatic relations with the
                                                                                                          Catholic Church in Kuwait “will be         Holy See.
achieve their per-
sonal goals, say 66
percent of 500
respondents to an
online poll conduct-
ed recently by Al-
Seyassah daily.
   On the other hand, 32
percent of the respondents
believe the bloc members
have fulfilled their promis-
es to the youths and two
percent had no comment
on the issue.
   According to most of the
respondents, the bloc has
not only failed to realize the
aspirations of the youths
but it has also taken advan-
tage of their movements to
reach the Parliament. They
pointed out the bloc mem-
bers unveiled their real
intentions after obtaining
parliamentary seats without
any regard for the welfare                                 Al-Deehani with the Amir
of the nation and its people,
including the youths.
   Meanwhile, MP of the                    Amir honors Al-Deehani
nullified 2012 Parliament
Nayef Al-Mirdas said the              His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-
corrupt people whom the               Jaber Al-Sabah received Kuwaiti Olympic bronze-
government has chosen to              medalist shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani at Seif Palace on
ally with will soon face              Sunday.
confrontation from the                   His Highness decorated Al-Deehani with a high-level
National Front representing           medal in appreciation of his performance and his win-
the population that is                ning a bronze medal in the trap shooting competition in
formed to fight against the           the London 2012 Olympics.
problems created by the                  The meeting was attended by Minister of
government.                           Communications and Acting Minister of Social Affairs
   He added that they are             and Labor Salem Al-Utheina, and Undersecretary of
expecting a different reac-           Information and President of Kuwait Shooting
tion from the government              Federation Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Hmoud
towards the statement since              For his part, Al-Deehani said that he was very privi-
it would contain certain              leged and honored to have met the Amir and to have
facts that will please neither        been decorated with the high-level medal, which he
the government nor its cor-           considered as the highest honor bestowed upon him
rupt allies.                          and one which is an honor for his family and Kuwaitis
   Furthermore, another MP            all. (KUNA)
of the nullified 2012 parlia-
ment Osama Al-Munawer                 it desires without consider-      duration because its forma-
expressed concern about the           ing the plight of the nation,     tion complemented the gov-
government, claiming that it          stressing that the govern-        ernment’s plans. However,
is acting unwisely without            ment, which approached            after the 2012 parliamen-
actual awareness of the cur-          the Constitutional Court          tary elections, the govern-
rent situation of the country.
   He stressed that it was            with the pretext that the five    ment discovered that it lost
specifically mentioned in             electoral constituencies are      its allies and it then project-
the Constitution that the             not legally distributed, is       ed the illegitimacy of the
electoral       constituencies        the same that fought to           five-constituency system.
should       be    distributed        bring back the 2009                  He indicated that the
according to a law                    National Assembly to              government is playing a
approved by the National              power.                            game to prevail whereby
Assembly.                                He added that the gov-         the five-constituency sys-
   MP Abdulrahman Al-                 ernment took efforts to           tem is legal when its allies
Anjeri stated that the gov-           ensure the 2009 National          win and not constitutional
ernment is doing whatever             Assembly completed its            or legal otherwise.

            News in Brief

    Amir heads for S. Arabia: His Highness the Amir
    Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will leave with
    an official delegation on Monday to Saudi Arabia to visit
    the Holy city of Medina and perform Umra in Makkah.
       His Highness will also head the delegation of Kuwait at
    the fourth special session of the Islamic Summit
    Conference, to be held in the city of Makkah during the
    period from 14th to 15th of this month. (KUNA)
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    ‘Electronic money transfer up: Payments made through
    the electronic portal of Kuwait totaled KD 5,087,000 in the
    first half of this year and there are plans to further develop
    the e-government program to better serve the public,
    reports Al-Qabas daily quoting General Director of the
    Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT)
    Abdullatif Al-Saree.
       Al-Saree said the number of visitors to Kuwait’s elec-
    tronic portal totaled 1,483,079 this year; while the number
    of government services accessed through the website
    reached 480. He confirmed the agency will soon imple-
    ment the second phase of the e-government program to
    include the websites of different governmental authorities.
        He also cited international reports stating that the e-gov-
    ernment portal users worldwide increased by 20 percent;
    while the United Nations reported that the electronic trans-
    actions in Kuwait increased by 33 percent and it has been
    ranked 48th amongst other countries.
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    ‘Ministry to help Kuwaiti students’: Head of
    Kuwaiti Cultural Office in Bahrain Dr Duaij Al-Mutairi has
    stressed the need to hold those behind the non-accreditation
    of academic certificates from Bahraini universities, reports
    Al-Watan Arabic daily.
        Lauding the efforts exerted by Ministry of Higher
    Education Undersecretary Dr Khalid Al-Saad to help the
    Kuwaiti students affected by the non-accreditation of cer-
    tificates, Al-Mutairi said the undersecretary has opened his
    door to these students and listened to their grievances.
        He disclosed there are 212 Kuwaitis studying medicine
    in the Arabian Gulf University and 186 in other fields of
    specialization, in addition to 26 in GUST and 510 in differ-
    ent private universities.
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    ‘Ministry preparing 2nd list’: The Ministry of
    Commerce and Industry is currently preparing the second
    list of companies which did not submit their financial state-
    ments from 2008 to 2010, as well as those that have not
    renewed their licenses, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting
       Sources revealed the list may include 170 to 175 compa-
    nies, including those removed from the Kuwait Stock
    Exchange (KSE) due to failure to submit their financial
    statement for 2010, and the number might decrease upon
    completion of the assessment procedures.
       Sources said the ministry will issue a decision on the can-
    cellation of the licenses of companies on the second list imme-
    diately after taking a similar step for those on the first list.

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