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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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The Dialogue: Government Services

The Dialogue: Government Services

17 Jul, '112 Comments

Off to the National Dialogue again in a few minutes. This time I’ll be participating in the 2nd stream of the Economic Committee dealing with Government Services and I’ll be particularly interested in Education and the Environment, their challenges and what we should do to promote them in Bahrain. This is a continuation session from […]

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Safety at Saar Cinema improved!

Safety at Saar Cinema improved!

16 Jul, '111 Comment

A few days ago I posted a picture of an “improved firedoor” at Saar Cinema where management installed dead-bolts on it. Well, we went back today and I’m very happy to see that those dead-bolts have now been removed! Well done for taking action Saar Cinema! Watched Harry Potter in relative safety 😉 PS: tell […]

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The Dialogue: Detriments to Economic Competitiveness

The Dialogue: Detriments to Economic Competitiveness

15 Jul, '114 Comments

In a previous post we talked about the competitiveness of Bahrain and what it would take to aid it along the prosperity path. This is of vital importance of course as achieving good economic growth will create jobs, fill stomachs and redraw missing smiles. But economic growth cannot flourish in an environment where onerous and […]

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The Dialogue: Freedom of Speech

The Dialogue: Freedom of Speech

11 Jul, '118 Comments

I won’t talk about specifics of the sessions as I find that to be unethical. We’re all in there at the invitation of this nation to find way in which we can recoup losses, ameliorate passions and find a way forward for us all to live peacefully together. I will; however, share with you my […]

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Improving Safety at Saar Cinema

Improving Safety at Saar Cinema

9 Jul, '1112 Comments

We went to the Saar Cinema this evening to watch the very excellent Horrible Bosses (which I shall get on DVD once it’s available, it’s that hilarious!) but that’s not the main story, the main one is the utter disbelief that we witnessed when we exited Cinema 1, where the main emergency exit is located, […]

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New Skin

New Skin

8 Jul, '112 Comments

Hope you like the new skin. Got this theme as it allow for a proper and controllable newspaper grid layout. There are a couple of glitches which I’ll be working on when I have time, but overall I’m happy with it. I hope you are too. Let me know what you think.

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National Dialogue – The Powers of the Parliamentary Chambers

National Dialogue – The Powers of the Parliamentary Chambers

6 Jul, '1121 Comments

The next topic on my National Dialogue agenda is the powers of the parliamentary chambers. To many, this is a clear-cut issue that doesn’t need too much debate: if we contend to be a democratic country, then the powers must emanate from the people, as such, only a fully representative parliament should be entertained. The […]

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National Dialogue: Strengthening Economic Competitiveness

National Dialogue: Strengthening Economic Competitiveness

5 Jul, '1111 Comments

I’ll be involved in the Economic Competitiveness stream this afternoon as part of the National Dialogue, I would love to hear your thoughts on this: best way to do this is to (1) Present your case, (2) describe the problem, and (3) offer a solution. Please think globally in terms of the country rather than […]

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Independent Human Rights Investigative Commission promulgated

Independent Human Rights Investigative Commission promulgated

29 Jun, '1121 Comments

Finally. We have an official, independent and accountable commission to look into the events of the last few turbulent months in Bahrain composed of international figures who will have unfettered access to sources of information in order to compile a comprehensive report of the human rights abuses which happened in this country, recommend prosecutions of […]

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The Dialogue Beckons

The Dialogue Beckons

26 Jun, '1136 Comments

I’m honoured to have been invited to participate in the National Dialogue. I shall accept with humility and dedicate whatever time I can muster to ensure its success. Like other fine men and women of this country, I look forward to helping this country get through the bottleneck it has been afflicted by through its […]

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