Bank AlJazira board nominates new chairman

Updated 17 January 2013
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Bank AlJazira board nominates new chairman

The members of Bank AlJazira board of directors have nominated Taha Abduulah Al-Kuwaiz as the board chairman.
The new three-year term commenced on Jan. 1.
The board has also formed its main committees.
The members of the new board were elected by the ordinary general assembly meeting no. (48) on December 25.
They held their first meeting No. (180) on Sunday January 13.


Omani expat visa ban extended for certain professions

Updated 28 May 2018
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Omani expat visa ban extended for certain professions

DUBAI: Oman’s expat visa ban is being extended for six months and extra sectors have been introduced, national daily Times of Oman reported, citing the Ministry of Manpower.
The additional areas of work being placed on the ban include carpentry, metal, aluminum workshops, brick factories.
Professions already in the ban include sales, construction, cleaning and media.
“An update will be issued regarding this decision once the six-month period temporary ban is completed,” an official from the Ministry of Manpower said.
The Omanization drive is part of a government’s push to recruit more Omani nationals, a similar push is underway across the GCC where countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have also been trying to increase the number of locals in employment.
Earlier this year a six-month visa ban on hiring expats was imposed across 87 industries, including media, engineering, marketing and sales, accounting and finance, IT, insurance, technicians, administration and HR.