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Ship Disaster

Ship Disaster

31 Mar, '0632 Comments

Rescue workers bring a body ashore in Manama after a passenger boat sank off the coast of Bahrain in the Gulf, March 30, 2006 MANAMA (Reuters) – At least 57 people drowned when a tourist boat carrying more than 130 people on a dinner cruise sank off Bahrain, a coastguard official said on Friday. A […]

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Corruption Perception Index 2009

Corruption Perception Index 2009

17 Nov, '092 Comments

The 2009 CPI is out. As far as Bahrain is concerned, the trend of this index is lacklustre, trending downward from 27 with a score of a 6.1 in 2003 to 46 this year with a score of 5.1. Regionally, we rank right in the middle at the moment being 4th behind Qatar, ranking 22 in the world – with a best score of the region of 7.0, the UAE which ranks 30th with 6.5 and Oman at 39 with a score of 5.5. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait bring up the rear with 63 (4.3) and 66 (4.1) respectively.

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Criminal turns philanthropist thrills victims families

Criminal turns philanthropist thrills victims families

25 Jul, '087 Comments

Stephanie Grady must be really thrilled to know that the person implicated with the death of her husband, together with 57 other poor souls in the biggest sea disaster in Bahrain’s modern times, has not only not served a single day of his 10 year conviction in prison but a few in a health spa […]

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Vituperation

Vituperation

23 Jul, '0812 Comments

That itty bitty thing that is almost completely obscured by the Shuttle’s rudder is the archipelago of Bahrain. Not only one of the smallest kingdoms in the world, but also one of the smallest countries therein. Period. But ask any Bahraini about his country and you will be forgiven for thinking that they hail from […]

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500, going once, going twice, gone!

500, going once, going twice, gone!

22 Apr, '087 Comments

That’s how much a life if worth, according to lawyers to Mr. Abdulla Al-Kobaisi, the owner of a dhow in which 58 people were killed due to his gross and criminal incompetence, its so called captain and the government agencies which actually registered and allowed it to sail as a tourism vessel. The owner has […]

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