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Endemic Corruption, part deux

Endemic Corruption, part deux

30 Dec, '103 Comments

A couple of days ago I went on about the endemic corruption beleaguering our government‘s organs. Today, with the Audit Bureau Report for 2009 being made public and being subjected to initial analysis by the press, I was wrong in choosing that title. I should have called it the Complete and Utter Collapse of the […]

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Killing with impunity

Killing with impunity

26 Dec, '102 Comments

And not only that, get the bloodied survivors to sign a no contest agreement to absolve the killer and his sponsors to boot. SURVIVORS of a tragic bus crash that killed three Bahrainis in Jordan have reportedly signed documents absolving the driver from responsibility. Caravan owner Saeed Al Durazi, who is still nursing his wounds […]

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Endemic Mismanagement?

Endemic Mismanagement?

26 Dec, '102 Comments

The government’s consolidated closing accounts for 2009 has been released to much uproar of the press, fitfully followed up by parliamentarian chagrin and threats to question ministers and impeach them should they be found wanting. Why? Because although the authorised and assigned government budget for recurrent expenditures and projects for 2009 was BD2.484 billion, only […]

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Nature’s Christmas gift to me…

Nature’s Christmas gift to me…

25 Dec, '100 Comments

[view post for video] I brought this hydrangea as a cutting from Canada last summer. I never thought that it would actually survive, it actually almost died when I planted it in a test-tube planter and almost gave up on it. I thought I won’t lose much if I plant it in the garden. It was so poor looking that

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Daily Tribune trumps the multitude of incumbents, puts them to shame

Daily Tribune trumps the multitude of incumbents, puts them to shame

24 Dec, '101 Comment

If you’re in Bahrain, you must be aware of the infamous “terrorism plotters” case, of whom my friend and fellow blogger Ali Abdulemam is one of the accused. This case, like others like it, has the now customary gag order by the court which the cowardly press go to great lengths to “respect”, rather than […]

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