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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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Endemic Corruption, part deux

Endemic Corruption, part deux

30 Dec, '103 Comments

A couple of days ago I went on about the endemic corruption beleaguering our government‘s organs. Today, with the Audit Bureau Report for 2009 being made public and being subjected to initial analysis by the press, I was wrong in choosing that title. I should have called it the Complete and Utter Collapse of the […]

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Endemic Mismanagement?

Endemic Mismanagement?

26 Dec, '102 Comments

The government’s consolidated closing accounts for 2009 has been released to much uproar of the press, fitfully followed up by parliamentarian chagrin and threats to question ministers and impeach them should they be found wanting. Why? Because although the authorised and assigned government budget for recurrent expenditures and projects for 2009 was BD2.484 billion, only […]

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How NOT to advertise

How NOT to advertise

22 Dec, '1022 Comments

Smoke and Food complaint number, originally uploaded by malyousif. New placards have appeared over the last few days on the lamp posts on the Budaiya highway telling people to call a number if they have a complaint about violations of tobacco smoking or food hygiene. Apart from the grotesque design and bad placement, the placard […]

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Ministry of Information no more?

Ministry of Information no more?

9 Jul, '1014 Comments

The Ministry of Information & Culture neé Ministry of Information has now transformed into the Ministry of Culture with the information part devolved into an authority under the leadership of Shaikh Fawaz Al-Khalifa, the ex president of GOYS. He will also inherit the main departments of the erstwhile MoI, but how will these changes make a difference?

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