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Knock knock…

Knock knock…

13 Jan, '171 Comment

صادوهم مغيرين السعر😂😂😂 The ministry of commerce seems to be on a rampage closing down supermarkets which display a price and then charge another at the till. Ruyan was closed a few days ago and now Alhazeem’s follows.  Of course this doesn’t pass without Bahrainis making fun of the situation … here’s a scenario set […]

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Rubber Stamp Culture

Rubber Stamp Culture

7 Aug, '140 Comments

In an era where electronic signatures are passé, what is the unbridled fetish the Bahraini government has with rubber stamps? I’m not meaning those stamps which indicate that a paper has been seen, approved or rejected, but the stamps that companies use to stamp their invoices and other documents before they be accepted within the […]

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Rewarding incompetence

Rewarding incompetence

25 Aug, '122 Comments

Can someone explain to me why the hell the government’s picking up the tab on this one? Bahrain’s prime minister has promised “immediate compensation” to traders whose livelihood has been impacted by the blaze which destroyed Isa Town market last month. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa also said that the market would be rebuilt […]

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Short sightedness

Short sightedness

3 Jul, '123 Comments

Why is it that to every attempt to reasonably increase fees we get an unreasonable reaction? The commercial registration in this country was just BD30 (US$80) annually and there is an intent to increase it to BD50 ($130) so what do we get? Rather than the sane question is what additional value do we get […]

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Civil War is in the offing

Civil War is in the offing

2 Nov, '1112 Comments

If you’re not afraid of what and where Bahrain is going, then this clip should give you a good indication. In it, a bunch of ignoramuses are taking the mic in front of a government building in Muharraq inciting not only hatred, but openly calling for the killing of the Shia in Bahrain, and threatening […]

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