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iPhone 3G available in Bahrain

iPhone 3G available in Bahrain

6 Aug, '0856 Comments

I was starving after the gym this morning so I stopped over at a nearby supermarket to get a sandwich. On the way out, I noticed this on their noticeboard: This person is selling them for really hefty prices: The 8GB black is for BD 420 (US$ 1,111 – it’s $199 originally but with a […]

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Batelco Blocked!

Batelco Blocked!

29 Jul, '0814 Comments

In a reversal of fortunes, Batelco finds its own site blocked by a much higher authority than the one it kowtows to: Google! Several people emailed me a screen grab of Batelco’s site in the latest FireFox browser which severely warns people from having anything to do with Batelco; in fact, it offers a very […]

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Vituperation

Vituperation

23 Jul, '0812 Comments

That itty bitty thing that is almost completely obscured by the Shuttle’s rudder is the archipelago of Bahrain. Not only one of the smallest kingdoms in the world, but also one of the smallest countries therein. Period. But ask any Bahraini about his country and you will be forgiven for thinking that they hail from […]

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The abduction of the Bahraini businessperson

The abduction of the Bahraini businessperson

1 Jul, '0812 Comments

I thought that come July 1st, Bahraini companies could hire and fire at will – well, within reason – and essentially hire whom they need to grow, rather than who are foisted upon them simply to make their quota with Bahraini workers. Well, I think I might have been mistaken: Come July 1, employers in […]

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Will the UAE depeg?

Will the UAE depeg?

4 Apr, '086 Comments

Well… UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has confirmed the federation is considering removing the dirham’s peg to the US dollar, while saying he is confident that inflation in the federation will solve itself. I’ll take that as a “maybe“. How about Bahrain? Bahrain’s crown prince said on Saturday that even […]

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