UPDATE: I read a comment on Mark's blog saying she abandoned the business and the Kuwaiti owner tried to fix the problem with no avail so of course there are 2-sides to every story. Full story is ongoing......waiting for the other side to speak up.
In order to open a business one has to pay a huge amount to get the place, upwards of 10,000 KD sometimes plus monthly rent and then has to partner up with a Kuwaiti citizen who automatically gets 51% of the business even if he/she doesn't lift a finger. Sometimes the 'silent' partner comes around once the business is a success and then kicks out the other person, not much one can do after that.
I wonder if the Kuwaiti partner has anything to say?