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Elections fever warming up

Elections fever warming up

22 Nov, '093 Comments

The GDN this morning carried a piece stating that 8 women will be contesting the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain in 2010. I hope they all get in. I’m convinced that they will do a much better job than the current crop of MPs and councillors whose vision, for the most part, is to turn this country into another Afghanistan, Iran or another flavour of religious/sectarian extremism.

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The Chamber’s folly

The Chamber’s folly

18 Nov, '0911 Comments

A new board of directors have been elected to lead the Chamber of Commerce forward. Apart from a few new faces, the incumbent board remains largely intact. The birth of this new board; however, was a bit onerous, and at some times violent!

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Elected to President of Rotary Adliya

Elected to President of Rotary Adliya

8 Jun, '0911 Comments

I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow Rotarians this evening for the position of President for the Rotary year 2010/2011. The Rotary Club of Adliya has an illustrious history of helping the local community in so many ways. Since inception, the Club has raised more than BD200,000 (US$530,000) which has been used […]

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Obama’s Middle East

Obama’s Middle East

7 Jun, '08108 Comments

It doesn’t surprise me at all to hear Obama’s unreserved support of Israel, delivered in his speech at the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. I expected it in fact, maybe to demonstrate his disconnection from the background and descent that dogged him in his campaign. I suppose this will now intensify even more now that he has […]

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The Assassination of Barack Obama

The Assassination of Barack Obama

28 May, '0815 Comments

No he’s not. Yet. And I hope that he never falls as a victim of violence of any sort, as I wish the rest of humanity. This is just a hypothetical question as I have heard it repeated over the last few days as it seems people are flabbergasted at the possibility of a black […]

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