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(Alleged) Corruption at BCCI

I don’t believe that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is in a good state. It hasn’t been looking after the business community for quite a while and to most businesses in Bahrain, it’s dead but somebody forgot to officially bury it. To wit, what we hear from the BCCI is the constant chest thumping and false promises. Its board of directors seem to be more interested in scoring personal points, get on to travel …

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Wall of WHAT?

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I know I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. That’s why even while on holiday, I can’t help but follow the news in Bahrain; but then I give myself a break and some hilarity by reading the Bahraini local papers online and chief amongst those providing me of some merriment of course are the sycophantic Gulf Daily News and the incredibly unimaginative and obsequious Daily Tribune. I tend to not look at Akhbar Alkhaleej, Alwatan or …

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Dossary operates by foreign remote control

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Two reports in this morning’s GDN and the Daily Tribune suggest that one of the candidates of the Southern Governate has practically pulled out of the race in favour of his opponent even though he got through to the second round. The reason given for his withdrawal is quite intriguing, but I suspect should even be criminal in this case… Here’s the clipping out of the GDN, with my descriptive graphic:So this right not-so-honourable and …

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Waad concludes electioneering campaign, calls for unity

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I’ve just come back from the last election rally for Waad on the night of the 21 October before the polls open on Saturday 23 October to receive Bahrainis who will cast their ballots for parliamentary and municipal councillors for a four year term, the third such event in Bahrain’s modern history. The rally took place in Sami Siyadi’s electioneering “tent” – normally a surrounded and shaded public plot of land in which rallies are held. …

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A truck load of cash for 2nd place?

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So far, Khalid Al-Shaer, the candidate running for the 4th District in the Central Governate against Dr. Muneera Fakhro of Waad is in second place, according to this poll in Al-Wasat this morning in which Mr. Alshaer got 29% against Dr. Muneera Fakhro’s 43%. Quite surprising really as his purported electioneering budget needs a truck to haul it around. Allegedly half a million Bahraini Dinars! Where the hell do people get money like that from? Or …

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