Bahrain Gov't stops Paying Overtime Wages, Substitutes them with "Days off"
ublic sector workers said that the civil service bureau has issued a directive to stop paying overtime wages in all ministries, institutions, and government agencies, provided that overtime wages be substituted with days off.
For these reasons, Appointment of 9 Shiite Ministers doesn't Mean Much
The recent cabinet reshuffle on Monday (June 13, 2022) carried a lot of connotations and opened the door for analyses and speculation, in an initial attempt to figure out the real reason behind such a step and what it could entail in the future.
Bahrain's King Orders Cabinet Reshuffle, Names New Oil Minister: State Media
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ordered a cabinet reshuffle on Monday that included appointing a new oil minister, state media reported.
King Hamad Issues Decree Reshuffling the Cabinet
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Issued Decree 25 of 2022 reshuffling the Cabinet.
Ibrahim Sharif Criticizes MPs Deal to Increase VAT to 10% under Conditional Retiree Salary Increase
Former Secretary General of Wa'ad, Ibrahim Sharif, commented on the Parliament-government agreement that took place yesterday, as the Parliament passed the VAT bill that raised it to 10%, as well as sensitive fundamental amendments to the retirement law.
Bahraini Gov't: Incentives for Ministries that Succeed in Achieving Savings
The Cabinet approved in its session on Monday a memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Fiscal Balance on the implementation of the initiatives under the Fiscal Balance Program.
Cabinet Approves Memorandum to Create Prince Salman bin Hamad Medal for Medical Merit
The Cabinet approved during its session chaired by the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa a memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding amending the provisions of the decree-law regarding medals, to create the Prince Salman bin Hamad Medal for Medical Merit.
Moves by EU MPs to Take Firmer Stances against Bahraini Regime HR Violations
Diplomatic sources revealed that EU deputies are moving in various directions to push the EU leadership to take firmer positions with the Bahraini regime, and are coordinating efforts with other international groups to determine a serious stance towards the violations practiced against activists and political detainees.
Inmates Tell Bahrain Mirror: We Haven't Seen One Single Mask since Outbreak of Pandemic, State TV Broadcasts Lies
Responding to questions raised by Bahrain Mirror, political prisoners in Jaw Central Prison say they have been living in harsh conditions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic inside the prison.
BFHR, Salam DHR: 39 Confirmed Positive Coronavirus Cases in Jaw Prison, Gov't should Take Rapid Measures and Release Prisoners
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights documented the names of 39 inmates who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Latest Developments in Jaw Prison: More than 26 Detainees Infected with Coronavirus, Prison Administration Unable to Deal with Situation
Informed sources confirmed to Bahrain Mirror the infection of more than 26 prisoners with Coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry announced the discovery of 3 positive cases only.
Why do Authorities Insist on Avenging Prisoners despite Covid-19 Outbreak among them? (Baqer Darwish)
BFHR president commented on the outbreak of Coronavirus inside Jaw Prison and the infection of number of inmates saying "The detainees' experience of being denied health care by the prison administration as one of the preferred methods of torture leads us to question how the security authorities would deal with prisoners after COVID-19 reaches prisons."
This is How Undersecretary Abdulhay Al-Awadi Chased down Bahraini Doctors in Gulf States
It is certain that the increase of unemployment among Bahraini doctors, reaching shocking levels (400 unemployed Bahraini doctors according to 2019 statistics) is deliberate.
Analysis of Bahrain Budget over 7-Year Period: There's a Secret and Public Budget (Study by Al-Wefaq)
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society launched an analytical piece on the Kingdom's public budget from 2016 to 2022.
Ayatollah Qassim: European Parliament Testimony on HR Issue in Bahrain Leaves No Excuse for Gov't Not to Correct Situation
"The European Parliament's testimony by a majority close to a consensus on human rights violation committed by the Bahraini government is one of the world's testimonies on this reality of the matter, which leaves no excuse for the government to evade its responsibility in correcting the situation," Sheikh Isa Qassim tweeted.
Special Investigation Unit and Ombudsman: Whitewashing of Crimes
Dictatorial regimes have two characteristics; brutality and whitewashing. We can say that the Bahraini regime is an expert in these two fields. While the police in Bahrain use brutal torture, other institutions master the art of whitewashing serious cases and covering up crimes.
Al-Aswad: EU Resolution Proves that Most European Counties Agree that Bahrain Needs Urgent Political and HR Reform
Analyzing the European resolution on the human rights and political situation in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq former MP Ali Al-Aswad said that all the European countries agree now that the Kingdom of Bahrain needs to carry out political reform, release prisoners of conscience and resume the work of opposing political societies.
Foreigners Have Priority in Employment over Bahraini Volunteers who Trained them!
Health Ministry Undersecretary Waleed Al-Manea showed up yesterday to mitigate the criticism and public wave of resentment against the ministry and government, in general, with respect to signing employment contracts with foreigners, while delaying the employment of Bahraini volunteers.
Al-Wefaq Announces its Support for All Initiatives Aimed at Achieving Democratic Transition and Political Partnership in Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society announced on Friday (March 5, 2021) its support for all initiatives and calls aimed at achieving democratic transitions and political partnership in Bahrain.
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.