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What? No thanks notices?

Here’s a breath of absolute fresh air:تعميم ديوان ولي العهد للوزارات: الشكر على الزيارات الميدانية بالعمل وليس بالإعلانات أعلن مكتب النائب الأول لرئيس مجلس الوزراء، في تعميم من ديوان سمو ولي العهد، بأن الشكر موصول لمختلف الجهات الحكومية على حرصها لابداء امتنانها وتقديرها لزيارات العمل الميدانية التي يقوم ولي العهد نائب القائد الأعلى النائب الأول لرئيس مجلس الوزراء صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير سلمان بن حمد آل خليفة من أجل الاطلاع على الأهداف الاستراتيجية والوقوف على …

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Frustration, a good catalyst for change

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 are simply doing their job, to the rest of Bahrain, we once again recognise yet another missed opportunity to progress. The …

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[FIKR6] Speeches – audio files

I thought you might want to listen to a couple of speeches I recorded at the session: The first is the opening remarks by His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Bahraini crown prince, on behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Shaikh Salman’s opening remarks [5.9MB] and the second is a rather interesting keynote speech by the president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, Mr. Abdulla Jum’ah: Keynote – Abdulla Jum’ah, Saudi Aramco …

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Renewed official stance on corruption

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 formulating that new law has rendered its decision1 to approve a parliamentary discussion of this law. I hope that with the …

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Future visions

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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 still disparate between member states which will make it difficult to climb on-board.الوحدة النقدية وعن رؤيته الى تحول دول المنطقة …

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