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Social Affairs?

Social Affairs?

7 Dec, '078 Comments

Can someone explain to me the role of the Ministry of Social Affairs please? Is it put there to encourage social responsibility and enact programs which do good to the community, or is it to discourage such endeavors? It certainly seems to be the latter than the former. Take Mohammed Al-Maskati’s case for instance. The […]

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Renewed official stance on corruption

Renewed official stance on corruption

23 Sep, '0710 Comments

Like everyone else in Bahrain, I was thrilled to read our Crown Prince’s unequivocal statement that corruption will no longer be condoned and that even if a minister was implicated in corruption, he or she will get their just desert. I also remembered that our parliament has discussed this issue and the committee tasked with […]

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bin Rajab’s redefines the role of maatems

bin Rajab’s redefines the role of maatems

6 Sep, '079 Comments

I am so gratified that we have visionaries in this society and am doubly so when I find an honourable member of the reigning cabinet extends himself even further by bridging the cultural gap that maatems[1] traditionally play in society. For instance, what is wrong with local maatems, like the ancient and quite famous Ma’atem […]

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Lip Explosion

Lip Explosion

3 Sep, '077 Comments

Lip Explosion, originally uploaded by malyousif. I took a visiting friend around to Seef Mall for some “authentic Bahraini cuisine” in the shape of the excellent Yum Yum Tree grill and we both enjoyed the feast! Anyway, after stuffing ourselves, we walked about the centre a bit and he wanted to buy his wife something […]

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Malkiya Restored

Malkiya Restored

21 Aug, '078 Comments

It took two years of continuous struggle and hard work and only a few seconds for the Malkiya beachfront situation to be resolved. The king – yes, himself – intervened and ordered the illegal fish-traps removed. The traps of course were installed to prevent people from “trespassing” in the sea in front of a hardly […]

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