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Ship Disaster

Rescue workers bring a body ashore in Manama after a passenger boat sank off the coast of Bahrain in the Gulf, March 30, 2006MANAMA (Reuters) - At least 57 people drowned when a tourist boat carrying more than 130 people on a dinner cruise sank off Bahrain, a coastguard official ...

Corruption Perception Index 2009

As far as Bahrain is concerned, the trend of this index is lacklustre, trending downward from 27 with a score of a 6.1 in 2003 to 46 this year with a score of 5.1. Regionally, we rank right in the middle at the moment being 4th behind Qatar, ranking 22 ...

Criminal turns philanthropist thrills victims families

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Stephanie Grady must be really thrilled to know that the person implicated with the death of her husband, together with 57 other poor souls in the biggest sea disaster in Bahrain's modern times, has not only not served a single day of his 10 year conviction in prison but a ...

Vituperation

That itty bitty thing that is almost completely obscured by the Shuttle's rudder is the archipelago of Bahrain. Not only one of the smallest kingdoms in the world, but also one of the smallest countries therein. Period.But ask any Bahraini about his country and you will be forgiven for thinking ...

500, going once, going twice, gone!

That's how much a life if worth, according to lawyers to Mr. Abdulla Al-Kobaisi, the owner of a dhow in which 58 people were killed due to his gross and criminal incompetence, its so called captain and the government agencies which actually registered and allowed it to sail as a ...

Al-Dana owner convicted of involuntary manslaughter

المحكمة فقالت في حيثيات حكمها: «ننوه إلى أن بشاعة وفظاعة ما أثاره المتهمان من جرم واستهانتهما واستخفافهما بأقدار ومصائر الناس، وما سببه من حزن وألم خيّم على مملكتنا الحبيبة، وبقاع عدة في الأرض، لا يدع لهذه المحكمة المجال لإعمال أي قسط من الرأفة، وهو ما تقضي معه المحكمة بالحد الأقصى ...

YES! The law seems to be working…

I was so glad to read in the papers this morning that the owner of the fateful Al-Dana dhow has been remanded in custody for 7 days by the public prosecutor and that he is facing manslaughter charges that if convicted will land him in prison for 5 years.This is ...