Bahrain’s success to maintain Tier 1 Status praised

Labour and Social Development Minister Jamil bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Board Chairman, hailed Bahrain’s achievement to maintain for the second year in a row its Tier 1 status in the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report in the Middle East and North Africa region. Continue reading

New mechanism to employ university graduates unveiled

A new mechanism has been adopted by the Labour and Social Development Ministry, as part of efforts to implement the National Employment Programme, launched by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. Continue reading

Bahrain’s human rights strides highlighted

The British Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord Tariq Ahmed of Wimbledon, received in his office today the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Ausamah Abdullah Al-Absi. Continue reading

LMRA to inaugurate new domestic helpers system

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will inaugurate in March the new domestic helpers system which will offer new services for citizens and the beneficiaries. Accordingly, applications for recruitment and the issuance of domestic helpers permits will take place electronically through one of the accredited domestic helpers agencies. Three operations will be combined into one and the beneficiary will have the possibility to issue or renew the worker’s permit optionally for one or two years. Continue reading

National Referral Mechanism goes digital

Bahrain’s counter-trafficking efforts continue to make massive leaps both regionally and globally as its National Referral Mechanism (NRM) goes digital.The NRM is a multi-layered process that acts as a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to manage the cases of victims experiencing exploitative abuse of any kind, 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

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