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Field visit to Big Brother Arabia

Field visit to Big Brother Arabia

26 Feb, '0452 Comments

So the Big Brother production team are in a quandary, give in to the pressure they are facing from our friends the Islamists, shut down and move, of just ignore the criticism and carry on? They apparently chose to calm these Islamists down by trying to set up a committee of religious figures to oversee […]

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Whores in Bahrain – circa 1936

Whores in Bahrain – circa 1936

22 Feb, '048 Comments

In the nothing to do department, I thought I’d share this scanned image with you people. This was a notice by the “British Representative” aka the Governor of Bahrain by Her Majesty the Queen of Britain, that time Bahrain being a British protectorate. Click on the thumbnail to see the whole page: So let me […]

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MTC-Vodafone gets it!

29 Dec, '0314 Comments

There is a passion for numbers in Bahrain, and I suppose in the rest of the world. Especially if those numbers are distinctive, unique and nice to look at. People pay vast sums of money for a nice number-plate, telephone number and even address. It’s become a roaring trade in Bahrain in selling and exchanging […]

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Desire

Desire

19 Dec, '030 Comments

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Want a public office? How much are you worth?

8 Dec, '031 Comment

There is a movement in the parliament to at last address an issue that is important. The “Minbar Islamists” have tabled a motion to force all public officials to declare their worth before they take office, and then audit them when they leave. Excellent. At last something useful. They shouldn’t stop at the public official […]

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