In Bahrain, the citizen seems to be the unquenchable fount of money. Funds which most here are in desperate need of, are dragged out of our pockets by unremitting fines, fees and other government charges and levies. Last month, the Traffic Dept had its fun by sending us speeding fines that were more than a […]
Author Archive for mahmood
An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.
That’s the quintessential question that we need to explore, it doesn’t matter if we ever answer it really, as long as we honestly pursue the various answers, a variety of which are going to be correct. The more we explore our history in context and without dogmatic set interpretations, we might actually arrive at answers […]
Give it to the Egyptian government in order to help them continue to be the voice of the Arab Nation, the voice of Arab Democracy and the voice of Arab Modernity. That’s what was on the brochure that sold the story to donors, the reality of course is much different. What Egypt is, is simply […]
The Bahrain Internet Society is holding its monthly meeting, and this time they are inviting Batelco’s Chief Executive along for an open discussion regarding Batelco’s new Internet packages. The meeting is on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza hotel at 7PM in the Bahrain Convention Centre. The meeting is open to the public. […]
In the vein of “note to self”: 96% of businesses in Bahrain are SMEs 17,717 registered businesses (paid up at the chamber?) 679 businesses employ more than 50 people 3,475 employ 10 – 49 people 13,563 employ 1 – 9 people 30% of the SME workforce are Bahraini nationals that constitutes 48% of the Bahraini […]
How long does it take to get a committee at the Chamber of Commerce to meet? We’ve had the elections months ago and all committees have been assigned and their chairmen and their members decided. At the Young Businesspersons Committee we’ve already held two constructive meetings, so why is it that the IT & eCommerce […]