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Incentives are better than punishments

24 Apr, '073 Comments

You can beat the bejeezus out of people but that won’t guarantee that your message will actually get through. On the other hand, if you talk nicely to people and offer them an incentive to do better or correct their ways, there is a very high chance that they will not only listen, but also […]

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Isa Town local market panorama

Isa Town local market panorama

21 Apr, '0714 Comments

Isa Town local market – birds section – panorama (6936 x 1484), originally uploaded by malyousif. A panorama of the birds section of the Isa Town popular local market. I’ve taken a series of pictures, some of which I know that most of you would find objectionable as they show how crowded the cages are […]

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The minister recants and withdraws case

20 Apr, '071 Comment

Very quickly after lodging an official complaint with the Public Prosecution, the Minister of Electricity and Water has recanted and withdrawn the libel case against a municipal councillor after mediation efforts by the councilor’s colleagues. استجاب وزير الكهرباء الشيخ عبد الله بن سلمان آل خليفة للجهود المكثفة التي قام بها رئيسا مجلسي بلدي الشمالية والوسطى […]

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mum’s the word

19 Apr, '0712 Comments

This sounds SO familiar! وقال العضو البلدي ربيع في رده على الاتهام الموجه له: أنا قلت ما قلت من باب ممارسة دوري الرقابي الذي يكفله الدستور لي كمواطن وكعضو بلدي، وقد ناشدت جلالة الملك بالتدخل لإصلاح أوضاع الوزارة إصلاحاً كلياً. وأكد «أنا لم أهن أية سلطة، وإنما كنت أمارس دوري الرقابي، وهدفي كان الصالح العام […]

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At the High Court at 9:30 for 10:00

16 Apr, '0715 Comments

We’re all gathering tomorrow morning at the Court building at 9:30. Cases are looked at starting at 10:00am. It’s a freedom of expression case, any way you look at it. Please show your opposition to attempts to stifle this freedom by being there. Thank you.

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