500 expatriates working on the wrong visa have been arrested in Oman this month as the government has intensfied the raids to catch workers. This continued to dominate the headlines this week.
1) Government raids to catch expats working with incorrect visas will be intensified, with 500 people arrested for working illegally this month alone. This was the best read story online.
2) Indian School Muscat students came out with flying colours in Class XII CBSE examinations, a release from the school said. Sixteen students scored a whopping 100 per cent in sculpture, psychology, computer science, engineering graphics and chemistry. This was the second best story.
3) Mid-day break violations can now be reported via a hotline number, according to the Ministry of Manpower. Mid-day break violations can now be reported via a hotline number, according to the Ministry of Manpower. This was the third best story.
4) With the ambitious goal of becoming one of the top 20 airports in the world, the new Muscat international airport terminal is more than 90 per cent complete and passengers could be using it as early as next year. This was the fourth best read story of the week.
5) http://timesofoman.com/article/84265/Oman/Government/Al-Bakri-discusses-issues-of-private-sector-employees--in-Oman of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower with the representatives of the labour syndicates and the Sultanate’s General Trade Union on Saturday. This was the fifth best read story.