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Quick Business Stats

10 May, '062 Comments

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 […]

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Come on now… let’s be professional

10 May, '065 Comments

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 […]

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Heh… Bahrain, Saudi elected to UN Human Rights body!

9 May, '0618 Comments

Bahrain, I can barely understand. We’re on the cusp of change which could go either way. We’ve had some strides with reparation and held international rapprochement conferences here, as well as those for transitional justice, so at least we’re going through the motions, hence our election into the Human Rights body of the United Nations […]

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Boycott Batelco!

9 May, '0631 Comments

What has Batelco done? Batelco has eliminated the UNLIMITED usage ADSL packages from their offering, and are forcing everyone to migrate to the new packages and risk paying additional fees. Batelco are also lying about this and claiming it is better for users, while it is much worse. Why did Batelco change the prices? To […]

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Innovation alone doesn’t feed the babies

9 May, '065 Comments

SiliconGraphics, the company without which Jurrasic Park would have not been made, and the company which provided huge compute servers and workstations to assist in the discovery and recovery of oil wealth, has announced that it is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection now. How very sad. I have been selling SGI since 1993 and have […]

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