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Big business delays progress of democracy in Bahrain

15 Aug, '0717 Comments

Firm vows to bear 1pc cut in salary The Bahrain National Holding Company announced yesterday that it is to bear the costs of the government’s one per cent unemployment benefit tax for its nearly 200-strong workforce. Officials yesterday said the firm had already begun making deductions from staff salaries last month but that following a […]

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Happy 36th Independence Day Bahrain!

Happy 36th Independence Day Bahrain!

14 Aug, '0728 Comments

Today is the 36th anniversary of Bahrain gaining its independence from Great Britain. Although the day is not officially celebrated saving that holiday to the National Day which falls on December 16 of every year, it should not deter us as Bahrainis from reflecting on this historically joyous event. Happy Independence Day Bahrain, may your […]

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Shi’a Triple-Play

Shi’a Triple-Play

5 Aug, '0728 Comments

It’s like the Shi’a “leaders” in Bahrain are aiming for a home run; the bases are pretty loaded now, we just need one more good screw-ball pitch and we’re in! First we have that “down with secularism” from Isa Qassim during two of his Friday sermons, Then we have the followers of Sulaiman Al-Madani (deceased) […]

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katching!

31 Jul, '07119 Comments

I’m not going to bother to write too much about this as it happens again and again and they never learn, or maybe they actually do and it is the price they have to pay in order to keep their seats. Proof really that the US President and his whole government enchilada are simply the […]

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BBC’s “Crossing Continents” does Bahrain

26 Jul, '075 Comments

Bill Law will be persona non-grata for a while in Bahrain I guess after this program and his Telegraph article about our fair isle. Unrest in paradise direct link to radio program which might be customarily removed a week after it is broadcast Bahrain is increasingly featured in holiday brochures as a relaxing winter-sun destination […]

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