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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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Saidi, with tail firmly between his legs, forced to apologize

Saidi, with tail firmly between his legs, forced to apologize

12 Nov, '030 Comments

The cartoon above appearing in today’s Al-Wasat Newspaper nicely sums up what the Islamist MPs in particular and the Islamists in society in general are doing to the country. The guy in the middle is the Islamist MP Jassim Al-Saidi, which is clearly indicated because he’s not wearing the “‘Iqal” – (affectionately known by various […]

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The three R’s in our Arab Schools

31 Oct, '0317 Comments

A great majority of the students I talk to mention how their classrooms echo with their teachers’ shouting and instilling fear in them rather than a love of learning. Schools, for decades now, have been void of any challenge, creativity, warmth, empathy and individuality shattering into pieces the great Multiple Intelligence theory created by the […]

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