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The Dialogue: Parliament v1.1?

The Dialogue: Parliament v1.1?

20 Jul, '118 Comments

Progress has been marked in last night’s Political Stream of the National Dialogue last night. According to this from the Dialogue’s official site: Bahrain’s National Dialogue has reached ground breaking consensus to increase the powers of the Parliament. Assembled delegates including: MPs, opposition political societies; NGOs and public figures agreed to enhance the Parliament’s democratic […]

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Dialogue in tatters?

Dialogue in tatters?

19 Jul, '1112 Comments

Al-Wefaq pulled out of the National Dialogue. This is not a disaster. It’s their right. They didn’t believe in its efficacy and I – and everyone else – must respect their evaluation no matter how much we differ from their conclusions. I predict that the three liberal/leftist societies soon might follow suit. Again, that’s up […]

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The Dialogue: Government Services

The Dialogue: Government Services

17 Jul, '112 Comments

Off to the National Dialogue again in a few minutes. This time I’ll be participating in the 2nd stream of the Economic Committee dealing with Government Services and I’ll be particularly interested in Education and the Environment, their challenges and what we should do to promote them in Bahrain. This is a continuation session from […]

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Safety at Saar Cinema improved!

Safety at Saar Cinema improved!

16 Jul, '111 Comment

A few days ago I posted a picture of an “improved firedoor” at Saar Cinema where management installed dead-bolts on it. Well, we went back today and I’m very happy to see that those dead-bolts have now been removed! Well done for taking action Saar Cinema! Watched Harry Potter in relative safety 😉 PS: tell […]

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The Dialogue: Detriments to Economic Competitiveness

The Dialogue: Detriments to Economic Competitiveness

15 Jul, '114 Comments

In a previous post we talked about the competitiveness of Bahrain and what it would take to aid it along the prosperity path. This is of vital importance of course as achieving good economic growth will create jobs, fill stomachs and redraw missing smiles. But economic growth cannot flourish in an environment where onerous and […]

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