Tag: reforms

déjà vu

déjà vu

6 Feb, '084 Comments

The current climate is in marked contrast to that in 2005, when King Abdullah came to the throne promising change. Having pinned their hopes on him, reformists now feel he has failed to deliver. Saudi blogger Fouad al-Farhan has been detained since December for speaking out on behalf of the jailed reformists. BBC – Whatever […]

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Frustration, a good catalyst for change

Frustration, a good catalyst for change

15 Jan, '0876 Comments

I can fully understand our Crown Prince’s frustration with the government and officially welcome him into our ranks, the ranks of I would say the majority of Bahrainis whose only recourse to their frustration is to habitually bang heads against solid walls of stasis and fear of change. To the government, they think that they […]

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Ridiculous notions

Ridiculous notions

21 Oct, '0711 Comments

This country needs “a Gibbs” This country needs “a Gibbs”. An act watchers of NCIS will be really familiar with. For others less fortunate, the act is best described as a swift whack on the back of a head the sharpness of which will bring that mind back to reason. Hopefully. But I fear in […]

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Reforming Education

Reforming Education

14 Jun, '0714 Comments

I attended the official launch of the “Implementation of the national Education Reform Initiatives” this morning at Al-Hedaya school in Muharraq, the home of formal education in Bahrain which started in 1919, where I listened to various officials explaining the steps to be taken almost immediately to reform education in Bahrain in the clear belief […]

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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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