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Shame – 20% of Bahrainis are under the poverty line

Shame – 20% of Bahrainis are under the poverty line

28 Aug, '0828 Comments

In a country that is awash with multi-billion dollar projects and where these kinds of projects are announced almost on a daily basis, we get a front page snippet advising us that 98,000 individuals in Bahrain – most of them probably representing a family each – will be receiving a monthly stipend of BD50 (US$132) […]

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The Handouts Culture intensifies

The Handouts Culture intensifies

16 Apr, '082 Comments

The parliament is wasting the country’s finances by abrogating its job of guarding public funds by overspending without any oversight nor reason to do so.

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CNN: Poverty in Bahrain

3 Jun, '07100 Comments

Lulu once again has an excellent opinion which is well worth reading: Hala Gorani, presenter of “Inside the Middle East,” apparently was in Bahrain, interviewing Shi’a poor villagers, Nabeel Rajab, and a couple of government Ministers. The program started with an assertion that Bahrain, despite being one of the world’s richest countries in terms of […]

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