30 Filipinos sign up for flexi permit

A FIRST batch of undocumentedFilipino residents in Bahrain have legalised their stay, thanks to financial support provided by their own government.Manila has agreed to pay a substantial contribution towards their flexible work permits, which were launched by Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) last year. Continue reading

Foreign Minister meets Philippines counterpart

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, met  Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, Alan Peter Chramm Cayetano, on the sidelines of  the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly UNGA – 73 in New York. Continue reading

HM King hails national efforts to combat human trafficking

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today at the Safriya Palace received Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, CEO of Labour Market Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Ausama bin Abdullah Al Absi, and members of the committee.  Continue reading

Inside Edition – Bahrain Achieves High Rank in Combating Human Trafficking

Anchor Sara AlBuraik speaks with Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIP) Ausamah bin Abdullah Al Absi about how he was honored as one of ten outstanding individuals by the US Department of State for his efforts in combating human trafficking. Continue reading

LMRA chief meets PhD graduate

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi received Advocate General Dr. Ali Al-Showeikh, who presented a copy of his PhD thesis from the University of Bahrain (UoB) College of Law. Continue reading

Trafficking clamp success praised by top diplomat


BAHRAIN’S efforts to combat human trafficking, including the protection of alleged Filipina victims, has been praised by a top diplomat. Philippines Ambassador Alfonso Ver said the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has played a key role in addressing the “global scourge” through new programmes and intensified campaigns in the country. Continue reading