Who'll Stay and Who'll Go in the New yet Frail Old Bahrain Gov't?
On November 11, 2020, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died. On the same day, a royal decree was issued appointing crown prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa as premier . The new prime minister didn't replace any minister, but promised to do so in a press interview he conducted recently.
Bahrain to Open Consulate in Dubai
The Cabinet approved 7 ministerial memorandums during its weekly meeting on Monday (March 1, 2021) which was chaired by the Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
Crown Prince Conducts First Press Interview after being Appointed as PM
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, stressed in his first interview with the local press since his appointment as a Prime Minister, on the "importance of expanding the alternative punishments".
What could Change after Khalifa bin Salman's Demise?
The Bahraini Prime Minister who has been serving since the Independence died at the age of 85. He spent most of life in governance and decision-making positions.
Gov't Adds National Center for Cybersecurity to Organizational Structure of Interior Ministry
The Cabinet approved in its last session, September 28, 2020, the restructuring of the Ministry of Interior in order to add the National Center for Cybersecurity to the organizational structure of the Ministry. The department is to report directly to the Minister of Interior.
Bahrain Raises Debt Ceiling to 15 Billion Dinars to Finance Public Spending
Bahrain's government has raised its debt ceiling to 15 billion dinars ($39.79 billion) from 13 billion dinars to help finance public spending, the cabinet said Monday, as low oil prices and the coronavirus crisis have dented state revenues.
Story of Sharifa Siwar and Lyrica Pills Case
Sharifa Siwar (who holds a PhD in psychotherapy) doesn't have a lot to hide as she has revealed the source of Lyrica that were being distributed as narcotic pills in Bahrain and exposed the irresponsible way the security and judiciary authorities have dealt with the issue in previous periods.
Bahrain Reduces Work Permit Fees by 50% for 3 Months
The Cabinet approved in its session on Monday a decision to reduce some fees imposed by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) on all kinds of work permits for one year, and all monthly fees related to them by 50% for three months, starting from this month (July).
Gov't to Pay 50% of Private Sector Employees, Electricity and Water Bills for 3 Months
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the regular weekly Cabinet session on Monday (June 29, 2020). The government decided to pay 50% of the salaries of insured Bahrainis in the most affected private sector institutions for three months, starting from July.
Crown Prince Appoints 15 Directors at 7 Gov't Institutions
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minster, issued edicts appointing 15 directors at 7 government institutions.
A few hours ahead of the "Coordinating Committee" meeting, headed by the Crown Prince, the Finance Minister met with the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. The day prior, the same minister attended the Cabinet meeting, under the chairmanship of Khalifa bin Salman.
Government Pumps Additional BD177 Million into this Year's Budget
The government has agreed to pump an additional BD177 million ($470.7 million) into this year's budget to deal with the emergency expenditures incurred by the country as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Khalifa bin Salman Once Again Misses Cabinet Meeting
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa continued not to show up to head Cabinet meetings. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa presided over the session.
Cabinet Approves Re-Structuring Organizational Structure of Industry Ministry
The cabinet approved a recommendation by the Civil Service Bureau to re-structure the organizational structures of the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry and the Bahrain National Space Science Agency (NSSA).
Crown Prince Appoints Directors at Ministries of Interior and Works, Public Prosecution
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa issued 3 edicts for the year 2019 appointing directors at the Ministries of Interior and works and public prosecution
King Waivers “Citizenship Revocation” Right to Cabinet, Bahrainis to be Stripped of their Nationalities in these Cases
The official gazette published on June 27, 2019 a bill decree to amend some of the citizenship revocation laws for the year 1963, which includes amendments on the revocation of the citizenships of Bahrainis.
Despite Khalifa bin Salman's Return to Bahrain, Crown Prince Heads Cabinet Meeting
Although the Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman returned to Bahrain after a vacation he spent in Thailand, the Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.
Mohammed bin Mubarak Presides over Cabinet Meeting in Absence of PM and First Deputy
In a rare move, Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa chaired the regular cabinet session following the absence of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who is currently in Thailand as well as First Deputy Prime Minister Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Cabinet Says Hamad Town's School Incident Individual, Accuses Dr. Shairfa Siwar of "Slander and Defamation"
The cabinet was informed about the results of the investigation into the incident of the Hamad Town Intermediate Girls' School and concluded that the incident was individual and that there was no drug abuse or dealing at that school.
Government Approves First phase of Health Insurance System
The cabinet approved during it session on Monday (February 18, 2019) on the necessary legal tools to implement the first phase of the Health Insurance System by approving seven draft decrees and resolutions.