Tag: government

Making sense of nonsense

12 Aug, '070 Comments

Whenever I feel down, out of sorts, bored, whatever, and I need a lift-me-up boost, the Bahrain News Agency never fails to provide a copious amount of fun! Like this: CLAMP ON BOGUS COMPANIES MANAMA, AUGUST 12 (BNA) — A COMPANY REPRESENTING BOGUS COMPANIES IN BAHRAIN THAT PROVIDE SERVICES OVER THE INTERNET HAS BEEN CLAMPED […]

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The results of accountability surfacing?

The results of accountability surfacing?

7 Aug, '0710 Comments

Chapter 1: A botched up series of events starting with an inaccurate call to the emergency line alerting an operator that a woman was in trouble and needs immediate medical help led to a delay in dispatching an ambulance to the concerned area. Ultimately, it took the medical emergency personnel to arrive three hours after […]

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The Housing Problem

The Housing Problem

27 Jul, '0715 Comments

The topic du jure is housing. My friends Tawfiq Al-Rayyash is livid that one of his ex-colleagues at Al-Wefaq political society has suggested that Bahrainis should go vertical – we should be content enough to live in flats rather than houses – but in the process, Tawfiq also shares with us some juicy details of […]

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Fishing, in numbers

Fishing, in numbers

20 Jul, '078 Comments

People can’t really measure the impact of the fishing industry’s destruction in this country because they don’t particularly know the numbers, nor – most probably – do they have a direct contact with those affected to actually know the levels involved. Enter a report released today by the Oxford Business Group to put things in […]

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Interdependencies

3 Jul, '076 Comments

I found this really sad: An Indian man, who had life-saving brain surgery at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), has gone missing, it was revealed yesterday. The guy most probably needs further medical attention but because his stay in Bahrain has become illegal and he obviously continues to want to live and work here (maybe […]

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