Friday, October 19, 2018

Bahrain

Visa cancellation shock for expats

Returning expats are finding themselves blocked from entering Bahrain, stranded at the airport and without jobs because Bahraini employers are cancelling their visas after...

Bahrain ranks second healthiest in GCC

Bahrain ranks second healthiest country in the GCC in the 2017 edition of Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index. Lebanon took the top spot in the Arab...

Shrimping ban a boon for poachers

The six-month ban imposed on "shrimping activities" in Bahrain is turning out to be a boon for poachers and smugglers who are selling tonnes...

MPs criticize Bahrain’s hefty new traffic fines

“People are selling their furniture to pay for their traffic fines" claimed MP Jamal Dawood in parliament yesterday, adding; "what we receive from the...

Telecoms revenues hit BD450 Million despite increased competition

Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) latest Annual Market Indicators Report Indicates that revenues in the telecoms industry continue to rise, reaching BD450 million in...

MP calls for end to travel bans for small debts

An MP has called for abolishing travel bans for anyone owing small sums to banks and companies.“It’s not right to restrict someone’s freedom of...

Imitating other genders to be criminalized?

Bahrain's parliament will this week debate a proposal to impose a jail sentence and fine on any man who "imitates women in their looks,...

IMF warns that Bahrain needs urgent spending cuts

Lower oil prices led to fiscal deficit of about 18% of GDP Fiscal measures could include VAT and a cut in subsidiesBahrain needs...

King Hamad praises expats’ role in Bahrain

King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa has praised the role and efforts of expatriates in Bahrain, saying that they are loved and appreciated for...

Price hike won’t stop Bahrain’s smokers

Small and medium businesses continue to suffer as Ministry of Health (MoH) takes a strong stand on its cigarette license fee hike.MoH’s hike in...
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