Tag: Miscellany

INTERROGATED!

INTERROGATED!

7 Feb, '0770 Comments

I was a guest of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Adliya this morning. I was called yesterday and asked – very politely – to present myself at the CID’s Anti-Economic Crimes Unit “for a chat and some tea” which I accepted with alacrity and with not a little trepidation. The fear; however, was unfounded. […]

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Things that make you go OOOOOH!

Things that make you go OOOOOH!

31 Jan, '0722 Comments

Buchart Garden, originally uploaded by One Date Wonder. Is there any chance that we would have a public garden in Bahrain with this much thought, this much love, and this much passion put into it so that people, everybody, to enjoy? We have a lot of public spaces, little neighbourhood parks which have nothing but […]

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Future visions

30 Jan, '0724 Comments

Bahrain is the second country after Oman to publicly state that it won’t make it to the 2010 Gulf single currency target. The crown prince said in a comprehensive interview with McKenzie Quarterly (also reported in Arabic in Al-Waqt yesterday) that the main economic factors – inflation metrics, jobs, fiscal policies, transparency, etc – are […]

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Insisting on a wrong

24 Jan, '0715 Comments

I’m curious, what makes the Muharraq governor Salman bin Hindi so adamant on insisting on a wrong? And now he’s even supported by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. What’s going on? It just does not make sense, unless of course this is another “test balloon” being released by the government to see the […]

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Awakenings?

22 Jan, '0711 Comments

There is a very interesting analysis piece on UPI today which discusses the situation in Iraq and attributes the majority of blame on a variety of factors, the main one is the 1911 British support of Al-Saud and their Wahabi cohorts as well as the staunch developed relationship between the troika: UK, USA and KSA. […]

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