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Free Wifi in Doha! Information and Communication Technology (ictQatar), for some months now, has been lobbying for free Wifi Internet access in some of Doha’s park. It called the Internet Parks Initiative or iPark. Yesterday, Doha’s Sheraton Park became the first of the parks to be able to provide people with such. The same free […]

 Visit to view latest jobs in Qatar from GulfTimes  The Philippine embassy has stipulated that the minimum monthly salary for a Filipina maid must be QR1,500, starting from January.   Sources in local recruitment agencies have told a Qatari Arabic daily that a number of embassies have been demanding huge increases in the salary […]

from The Peninsula: The Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing has announced that the working time for government employees and workers during the holy month Ramadan will be five hours per day, starting from 8:00 am to 1:00pm. The ministry has also announced the Eid Al Fitr holidays. In a statement issued yesterday, it […]

from The PeninsulaDoha • A total of 764 expatriates lost their job during 2004-2005, as part of the ongoing Qatarisation drive. As part of the drive, 1597 nationals got placements in various government and private companies during the period. While 1,250 nationals got appointment in the government agencies, 347 were received placements in private companies […]

Wild Lizard in Doha

In: News|Qatar

30 Aug 2006

From The Peninsula:Three terrorised Filipino families were holed up in their apartment in the Old Airport area because of a large-sized wild lizard that escaped from its Qatari owner, an Arabic daily reported. Hassan had apparently hauled in the lizard after a trip in the desert, placed the reptile in his car and tied it […]

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