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MUHARRAQ! Forgive me for leaving!

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I wish I never left Muharraq. We lived in Arad for about 5 years in the 90s and it was great there. True, a rented house, but the neighbourhood, the people, and the feelings were unique, like no where else in Bahrain. It is not strange, therefore, that the island boasts the most integrated, and least sectarian atmospheres between Bahrainis. Even their cemetery is shared between Sunnis and Shi’as without a wall in between the graves. …

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Elections fever warming up

The GDN this morning carried a piece stating that 8 women will be contesting the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain in 2010. I hope they all get in. I’m convinced that they will do a much better job than the current crop of MPs and councillors whose vision, for the most part, is to turn this country into another Afghanistan, Iran or another flavour of religious/sectarian extremism.

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The Chamber’s folly

A new board of directors have been elected to lead the Chamber of Commerce forward. Apart from a few new faces, the incumbent board remains largely intact. The birth of this new board; however, was a bit onerous, and at some times violent!

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Elected to President of Rotary Adliya

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I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow Rotarians this evening for the position of President for the Rotary year 2010/2011. The Rotary Club of Adliya has an illustrious history of helping the local community in so many ways. Since inception, the Club has raised more than BD200,000 (US$530,000) which has been used to support the community; it has also pioneered and maintained the Bahrain Model Nations which helped shape a number of young …

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Obama’s Middle East

It doesn’t surprise me at all to hear Obama’s unreserved support of Israel, delivered in his speech at the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. I expected it in fact, maybe to demonstrate his disconnection from the background and descent that dogged him in his campaign. I suppose this will now intensify even more now that he has been chosen and he will direct his full attention to defeating the Republicans’ McCain. But in doing so, he will go …

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