Gov't Borrows Half Billion Dollar despite Dramatic Increase in Oil Prices
The government is intending to borrow again from the domestic market by issuing development bonds worth 200 million dinars (half a billion dollars), despite the dramatic rise in oil prices.
King Hamad Issues Decree Reshuffling the Cabinet
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Issued Decree 25 of 2022 reshuffling the Cabinet.
Bahrain's Public Debt Increases to 14.6 Billion BD, with 9% Year-on-Year Increase
Central Bank of Bahrain's data showed that public debt increased by 9% year-on-year at the end of the first quarter of 2022.
Economic Healing: How could we Heal if the Government is Sick?
A symposium at the Nationalist Democratic Assembly building, where economist Ibrahim Sharif was supposed to take part in, was canceled as per Justice Ministry orders.
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.
Gov't Extends Wage Support of Workers in Affected Sectors until End of 2020
The Bahraini Cabinet announced on Monday extending the 50% wage support of citizens working in the sectors affected with Coronavirus until the end of this year.
Editorial: Why do You Want Ashura Commemoration to be an Issue of Conflict?
Questions that need to be answered: Why is this incomprehensible insistence on preventing religious activities? Why is there this serious threat to the administrators of obsequies and Husseiniyas? Why is the media being used to incite as well as underestimate people's religious dignity? W
Gov't Exploits Epidemic to Prevent Shiites from Commemorating Ashura
The Bahraini authorities are clearly trying to take advantage of the exceptional measures of the Coronavirus pandemic and exploiting this conundrum that many countries around the globe are witnessing in order to intensify the persecution of Shiite citizens in Bahrain.
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 Delays Providing Support to Gulf Air, BAS in Critical Phase
Vice president of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Nabeel Khalid Kanoo said that the company is going through a very critical phase, due to the delay of the Gulf Air Company in paying its dues, stressing that the government delays providing financial support for Gulf Air.
Editorial: Who Should We Get Angry at?
Amid heaps of worries and hardships faced by Bahrainis, and the series of piled up bad news, Bahrainis were hit by the announcement that the House of Representatives approved on March 19, 201), the deduction of 230 million BD from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
MPs Pass Project of Funding Voluntary Retirement Program from Unemployment Fund
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved on March 19, 2019, a bill referred by the government as a matter of urgency. It includes amendments to the law on unemployment insurance. Among the amendments are the transfer of funds from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program, and the sum amounts to 230 million dinars.
Gov’t to Raise Unemployment Benefits by Taking Surplus of Unemployment Fund
There is no legal term that can describe the government's expeditious referral of a bill allowing the government to benefit from the surplus of the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Parliament Raises Urgent Proposal to Government to Abolish Flexible Permit
The Parliament approved on Tuesday (March 12, 2019) an urgent proposal to scrap a flexible work permit scheme for foreigner workers.
Civil Service Bureau President Absent from National Employment Project, Is It Being Taken Seriously?
Bahraini Government not taking decision to abolish the parallel Bahrainization system, and the absence of the head of the Civil Service Bureau from the press conference are enough to know that the project launched by the PM is nothing but circumvention by the government.
Failure of Dialogue between BCCI and Gov’t on Flexible Work Permits...Likely Confrontation in Parliament
Although multiple Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) meetings were held with Bahraini Finance Minister and Industry and Commerce Minister, it doesn’t seem that both parties are heading towards a compromise on a certain method, especially regarding the flexible work permit issue.
Company Appointed to Re-structure Education Ministry to Reduce Operational Expenses
The Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training announced during its last meeting the appointment of an experienced company to re-structure the Ministry of Education, noting that this will contribute to reducing the Education Ministry's operational expenses, and enhancing the performance of its educational and administrative bodies.
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.
King Hamad Extends Uncle’s Term, Longest-Serving PM in the World: Only Death Can Make a Change in Bahraini Regime
King Hamad bin Isa Al Kahlifa reassigned on Sunday (December 2, 2018) to his uncle Khalifa bin Salman the task of forming the government.
Bahrain Allows Some Foreign Countries to Open Branches in Bahrain without Bahraini Partner
The Bahraini government approved on Monday (September 3, 2018) a proposal to allow foreign companies to open branches in Bahrain without necessarily having a Bahraini partner, given the move’s strategic economic importance for the kingdom.