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About Cassey Oliveira

Cassey Oliveira

Cassey Oliveira

Cassey Oliveira has forever been in Doha, but still hasn’t managed to learn Arabic. She can gorge on chocolates anytime of the day, and is finding ways to keep in shape without having to hit the gym. Movies, food, fashion, people and travel bring excitement to her otherwise unadventurous life; but she does manage to surprise herself now and then. She finds it hard to smile without showing her teeth.

Posts By Cassey Oliveira

[REPORT] Lack of ethical recruitment in Qatar leaves thousands of migrant workers in debts

July 14, 2014 | | One Comment

The reality for low-income workers in Qatar is that though they get paid more salary than what they would receive back home, they get into huge debts pre-departure to pay steep recruitment fees and bribes.

About 71.2% of low-income workers … Read More

No country for ‘bachelors’? Single men struggle to find accommodation in Qatar

July 7, 2014 |

There are two things necessary to survive in Qatar, when you move here. A good job, and a place to stay. While some companies take care of the latter, others don’t. Finding a decent and affordable house in Qatar isn’t … Read More

[BLOG] How my Doha safety-bubble was shattered by a cabbie

June 17, 2014 | | 5 Comments

Karwa cabs and me have shared a great camaraderie for many years now. As a working woman in Qatar, who doesn’t drive, my need for taxis top the list of needs as a resident here.

My rides have always been … Read More

[SURVEY] 31% GCC employees will cut on sleep to deal with late night World Cup matches; 3% will report sick

June 11, 2014 |

The FIFA 2014 World Cup begins this Thursday, 12 June, with matches to be aired live in Qatar from 7pm to 3am. While this is definitely going to keep football fans up all night, employers are worried about how this … Read More

Midday work ban begins June 15; violators face a month’s closure

June 10, 2014 |

The midday work ban for those working outside comes into force from Sunday, June 15. The work ban covers the hottest period of the day, between 11.30 am and 3pm. According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) … Read More

Ooredoo launches online community forum; Test of fire begins?

May 28, 2014 |

Now you don’t have to dial *111# for any query regarding your telecom service provider. Ooredoo has launched a new online forum called ‘Ooredoo Community’ to help you find answers straight from the net.

At a time where companies are … Read More

Language matters; Asian newspapers in Qatar attract more reader engagement

May 7, 2014 | | One Comment

Qatar’s print media may be dominated by the seven English and Arabic dailies. But other vernacular publications are not far behind in carving their niche among the country’s expatriate community

Anoop A, an Indian expatriate, is a designer at an … Read More

What’s in an Empty Cup?

April 9, 2014 | | 4 Comments

Qatar’s very own speciality café is now open for business, and its owners recount both their passion for caffeine, and the nightmarish process of setting up a business here.

Imagine tasting something so good, that you decide to start a … Read More

Let’s Meet: The folks at the ‘Kilo’ and wholesale markets

April 7, 2014 |

Away from air-conditioned supermarkets and local bakalas, the wholesale markets located on Salwa Road has its fair share of loyal customers. It’s cheaper for one, and secondly, it evokes a sense of nostalgia and that feeling of “old Doha” that … Read More

The nanny dilemma: Dealing with the ‘third’ parent

March 23, 2014 | | One Comment

You see them everywhere – outside school gates, in malls, restaurants, in your neighbour’s home, at your child’s birthday party. Women in uniforms, trailing behind families, with bags in one hand, and the child in another.

Maids have become an … Read More

Artist encounter. How Hana Al Saadi’s snails took her to Damien Hirst

March 8, 2014 |

Photo courtesy: © Damien Hirst/Science Ltd., All Rights Reserved, DACS 2014

JustHere speaks to Hana Al Saadi, winner of Damien Hirst Challenge, about an experience she will never forget.

When Qatar Museums Authority held internationally renowned artist Damien … Read More

Frustrated Pearl residents hope to tackle noise with noise

February 16, 2014 | | 4 Comments

The havoc that speeding cars and motorbikes have been creating at The Pearl-Qatar is not new. But what’s making noise recently is a new Facebook group (S.A.N.D – Safety and Noise Disruption at the Pearl) that Pearl residents have created … Read More

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