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Batelco to introduce new broadband packages

from Twitter with no confirmation yet on Batelco’s pages:

Blocked websites in Bahrain

#WebsiteURLAdmin OrderAlternate URL
1منتديات شهداء البحرين
Bahrain Martyrs Forums
shaheedbh.com2005/43shaheed-bh.com
2منتديات المالكية
Malkiya Forums
malkiya.net2005/43
3منتدى شبكة الدراز
Alduraz Network Forums
alduraz.net2005/43
4منتديات البحرين
Bahrain Forums
montadayat.org2005/43
5تقرير البندر
Albandar Report (Bandargate)
members.tripod. com/bahrain32005/43
6ملتقى البحرين
Bahrain Online
bahrainonline.org2006/58http://bahrain4u. com and http://208.100.39.36/ index.php Alternates BLOCKED by Admin Order# 2008/197 on 5 Aug 08
7مركز البحرين لحقوق الإنسان
Bahrain Centre for Human Rights
bahrainrights.org2006/60alternate bchr.net is also blocked
8منتديات باب البحرين
Bab Albahrain Forums
bab-albahrain.net2006/62
9الشبكة العربية لمعلومات حقوق الإنسان
Arab Network for Human Rights
hrinfo.net2006/62hrinfo.org
10منتديات قرية شهركان الثقافية
Shahrakkan Village Cultural Forums
shahrakkan.org2006/62
11منتدى فريج الحياك
Alhayak Neighbourhood Forum
alhiyak.net2006/62
12بنت جبيل
Bint Jbeil
bintjbeil.org2006/62
13منتديات الثقلين
Althuqlain Forums
althaqlain.com2006/62
14منتديات الجفير
Juffair Forums
juffair.com2007/03
15أسكان عالي
A’ali Housing Forums
eskanaali.com2007/03
16موقع كرزكان
Karzakan Forums
karzakan.com2007/03
17منتديات هيئة علي الأصغر
Ali Alasghar Forums
alialasghar.net2007/03
18شبكة النور الإسلامية
Alnoor Islamic Forums
alnoornet.net2007/03
19البندر )جديد(
Albandar (bandargate - new)
bander.allfreehost.net2007/09
20يا حسين
Ya Hussain Forums
yahosein.com2007/13
21حق
Haaq Political Movement
haaq.org2007/47
22منتديات عراد نت
Arad Forums
3radnet.com2008/01
23شاطئ الإيثار
Ethar Coast Forums
nasr-b.com2008/01
24منتديات المحفوظ
Almahfood Forums
almahfood.com2008/01
25منتديات كرباباديات
Karbabad Forums
karbabadiat.net2008/08
26صحيفة أوال الالكترونية
Awaal Electronic Journal
awaal.net2008/16http://www.awaal.net. nyud.net:8090/
27منتديات الصرح الوطني
The National Edifice Forums
wattani.net2008/193block order on 30/8/08 http://wattaninet.net/forum blocked under Admin Order# 2008/197 on 5 Aug 08
28حركة أحرار البحرين الإسلامية
Bahrain Freedom Movement
vob.org
29الصحيفة
Alsaheefa
alsaheefa.net
30الحوار المتمدن
Modern Descussion
rezgar.comahewar.org
31أحرار البحرين
Ahrar Bahrain
ahraralbahrain.comabandoned
32البوابة
Albawaba
albawaba.com
33الناقد
The Critic
annaqed.com
34Free Coptsfreecopts.net
35Arab Churcharabchurch.com
36Kurd Timeskurdtimes.com
37وعد
NDAS
aldemokrati.org
38The Lands of Sandsbenkerishan.blogspot.comalternate benkerishan.com also blocked
Last updated 30 July, ’08 by Mahmood Al-YousifVia @BoilingIce and @ahmedzainal on Twitter.

Batelco’s channel alludes to this too:

@batelco: Our existing customers will be automatically migrated to the new broadband packages with higher speeds & more usage, up to 90% lower prices!
[…] E.g.: customers who are currently subscribed to the 2Mbps/BD60 package will be automatically upgraded to 4Mbps at a reduced price of BD50!

New ad for Batelco's latest ADSL packages to presumably be released soon.
New ad for Batelco's latest ADSL packages to presumably be released soon. source: http://twitpic.com/7dnf7
via http://twitter.com/bahraini/statuses/2168630156
via http://twitter.com/bahraini/statuses/2168630156

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Ministerial changes

The king returned back to the kingdom healthy and strong after recuperating from an illness. We thank God for his successful recovery and welcome him back.

During his recuperation period he must have done some thinking about running the country better and the rumours abound since his return of reshuffling the cabinet some, some say in the next few days and most certainly before the reconvening of the parliament.

The names imbue some trust, if they were to be correct, and we shall see the disappearance of a number of faces who have been nothing but a heavy anchor around Bahrain’s throat.

In preparation for this pending announcement, it is said that a number of ministers who have been enjoying their holidays abroad have been ordered to cut their own recuperation periods short and come back to Bahrain. Of those who were out and ordered back are

  • Abdulla bin Salman Al-Khalifa (Minister of Electricity who was undoubtedly enjoying a summer uninterrupted by power cuts wherever he was),
  • Mohammed Abdulghaffar (Minister of Information),
  • Dr. Majeed Al-Alawi (Minister of Labour),
  • Dr. Nada Haffadh (Minister of Health),
  • Ahmed Attiyatallah,
  • Dr. Nezar Al-Baharna (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and
  • Dr. Fatima Al-Balooshi (Minister of Social Affairs).

The news suggests that the new positions will be rotated among old and new ministers thusly;

  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Ghatam as Minister of Electricity,
  • Nabeel Al-Hamar returns as the Minister of Information and Cabinet Affairs,
  • Hind Al-Khalifa will finally be promoted to be the Minister of Social Affairs,
  • Dr. Majeed Al-Alawi (moved to be Minister of Health from Minister of Labour),
  • Dr. Nezar Al-Baharna will become the Minister of Labour (he currently heads the Labour reform initiative)
  • and Haya Al-Khalifa returns from heading the United Nations to take up the position of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

So we finally get rid of some personalities who have been described as hindrances to development and progress and some who have also been described as Muslim Brotherhood stooges and all are replaced by what look like new dynamic leadership.

About time too.

Good to have you back your Majesty!

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