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Lesley Walker

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Lesley Walker is a journalist with Doha News. Prior to moving to Qatar in 2012, she worked in London as a reporter and sub-editor for national newspapers and news agencies. Lesley has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University/University of Strathclyde and an MA in International Relations from University of St Andrews, UK.

All workers should be paid wages by direct deposit, Cabinet says

The Cabinet's nod brings Qatar one step closer to revising its Labor Law to make electronic wage payments for all workers mandatory. The requirement would help the government ensure employers pay salaries on time.

MET: Dust and drizzling rain to envelop Qatar until Friday

Windy, dusty conditions are forecast to abate by Friday, but temperatures are expected to rise to 40C then.

New clinics on board as health insurance extended to all Qataris

All Qatari nationals can access health services from a wider range of clinics and hospitals from today as Stage Two of Seha is launched.

Kahramaa strives to reduce utility consumption, keep consumers happy

The national water and electricity company presented its 2030 goals today, outlining several challenges going forward, including its inability to set prices and consumer consumption patterns.

Minister: New cyber crime methods pose threat to Qatar’s security

IctQatar minister Dr. Hessa Al Jaber said banks are particularly vulnerable to increasingly creative attack strategies, and outlined the nation's five-point security plan to deal with such threats.

Overtaxed Doha airport sees 6mn passengers in first quarter 2014

But relief is in sight as the new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport prepares for a soft launch with 10 budget carriers this week.

More than 90,000 Qatar motorists caught breaking road rules in March

The figures suggest that traffic violations for this year are on par to tally with statistics for 2012, when there were nearly 1.2 million citations – an average of 100,000 a month.
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