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CPI 2006 released… and the indication is not good

CPI 2006 released… and the indication is not good

6 Nov, '066 Comments

We’re floundering around the same position we were classified at for 3 or 4 years as far as ranking is concerned, but the actual score is edging southward this year: To go back in history a bit: in 2003 we scored a respectable 6.1, in 2004 that went down to 5.8, ranking 34, last year […]

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Transparency International 2005 Corruption Index published

Transparency International 2005 Corruption Index published

18 Oct, '051 Comment

Once again Bahrain stays the same, at an index of 5.8 is not that bad, but not that good either. While Qatar, the Emirates, and Kuwait making positive strides when compared to last year, and Oman surging ahead to grab pole with Israel as the least corrupt countries in the region. Here are the actual […]

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Above the law

Above the law

2 Jun, '0520 Comments

What’s the future like for our children in Bahrain when 95% of the land are in private hands. How did a country as tiny as Bahrain end up in a situation where a few individuals own the vast majority of the land mass? How did that happen? How it happened is quite well known to […]

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Party Shuffle

10 Jan, '0510 Comments

In the continuing Winds of Change series in Bahrain, it seems that there’s going to be a limited ministerial change and ministries restructuring to be announced today or tomorrow. This is good. But don’t hold your breath for the ancients to leave, the Foreign Affairs, and Defense will stay as is, and no, the premier […]

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Another benchmark goes south

1 Nov, '042 Comments

RSF published their annual report again, and unfortunately Bahrain’s ranking on press freedom dropped yet again. And it’s a downward spiral at a rate of knots: 2002: raked 67 2003: ranked 117 2004: ranked 143! Why? Was it that the people polled to rank Bahrain are increasingly pessimistic on the outlook of press freedoms in […]

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