In Bahrain, the citizen seems to be the unquenchable fount of money. Funds which most here are in desperate need of, are dragged out of our pockets by unremitting fines, fees and other government charges and levies. Last month, the Traffic Dept had its fun by sending us speeding fines that were more than a […]
I don’t write as often here not because the absence of rich material to blog about, but after so many years of doing so, I feel that I’m now seriously in a “broken record” mode. I feel that I’ve written about so many similar situations over the past ten years and have given the same […]
Another day, another mindless attack on businesses in Bahrain, this time in Jiddhaffs. I don’t give a damn what religion, sect, colour or sexual orientation of the criminals who’ve done this and other crimes against businesses. What I do care about is that this, much more than demonstrations and, dare I say it, burning tyres, […]
Riffa is the seat of power. It is the chosen home of the monarchy. It is one of those areas reserved for the chosen ones and part of the population are barred ownership for some unknown reason. One would be forgiven to think that it should be safe, don’t you think? But no. Most, if […]
The case of a father sexually molesting his daughter is no longer unique in our Bahraini society. All the local papers carry such news on a daily basis and the trend is increasing. Should we continue to turn our backs on the affected children, or should we demand a solution be put in place to protect them? Shouldn’t there be a national task force with enough power to intervene?
There have been two recent incidents in which two people died, both Pakistani expatriates and both during riots which have gripped the country late last year; the first was an on-duty undercover policeman whose murder is debatable due to circumstantial evidence, while the other was a deliberate killing by rioting men who threw a Molotov […]