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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Manama ranked 4th most expensive city in Middle East (especially for...

The Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) 2017 index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Manama as the fourth most expensive city in the...

MPs discuss further subsidy removals (for Expats)

A bill seeking to cut off further subsidies for Expats will come up for voting in the next regular session of Bahrain's Parliament, it has...

Man Arrested Over Traffic Laws Protest

Aman who allegedly instigated a protest against Bahrain traffic law has been arrested and detained at his home in Bani Jamrah. He was accused...

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...

Drivers flouting Yellow Boxes to be fined BD20 from 1st May

Drivers who flout traffic laws and cause traffic jams at road junctions by blocking traffic and ignoring yellow box rules will from 1st May...

Bahrain’s Traffic Lights are Dangerous

M arch 22, 2017 Last night I was involved in a crash on the Hidd highway. I had a choice of breaking hard when the traffic...

Fees Plans Rejected

The Education Ministry will not impose any fees on non-Bahraini students in government schools, the minister, Dr. Majid Al Nuaimi, said yesterday. Responding to...

Only expats to pay 10% municipality fees; free for Bahrainis

Only expats will now be required to pay municipality fees on rented accommodation as Bahrainis in rental apartments will no longer be required to...

Bahrain: Municipal fees reduced, dropped for 156 families

Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf, today issued an edict on reducing, dropping, or exempting from municipal fees...

Ice Cream Vans Banned From Playing Music

Bahrain’s ice cream vans could be banned from playing music unless they pay an advertising fee. This rule is among new municipal regulations that...

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...

Bahrain to get 15 more 5 and 4 Star Hotels

Bahrain’s hotel and restaurant sector has witnessed a growth rate of 3% according to the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly (BEQ) report by the Bahrain...

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...

Bahrain becomes more expensive

Mercer’s Middle East 2016 Cost of Living Survey shows Bahrain has moved from the 91st rank to the 71st in just one year!Many cities...

MPs seek solution to Bahrain’s new traffic fines

Bahrain's House of Representatives will on Thursday hold an extraordinary session to discuss the traffic policies of the government, traffic rules and its violations....

‘98% of cinema goers in Bahrain are from Saudi’

Religious clerics in Saudi Arabia may constantly warn of the ‘depravity’ of cinemas and music concerts, but that isn't stopping Saudis from coming to...

Bahrain Moves to Diversify Economy

A usterity measures in the GCC have already taken effect and Bahrain has been among the countries hit by low oil prices. Social unrest continues...

Jail for property cheats on the way

Anyone selling off-plan property in a bogus development could face two years in jail and up to BD50,000 fine. Individuals who intentionally cheat the...

A Look at India-Bahrain Ties

As Indian Independence Day is on 15th August, we take a look at the bond that India and Bahrain has shared over the years....
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