LMRA chief: Wage Protection System’s second stage to begin on September 1

Manama, Aug. 28 (BNA): Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), H.E Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz Al Alawi, has affirmed LMRA’s readiness to implement the second phase of the Wage Protection System by early September. Continue reading

Smooth road ahead

The Constitutional Court has rejected the controversial article (20) of the draft law that bans certain sections of the expatriate community from obtaining a driver’s licence.A session chaired by Constitutional Court President Shaikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al Khalifa yesterday ruled that the law was non-compliant with the provisions of the Constitution in the Kingdom. Continue reading

Gold and Jewellery sector praises LMRA responsiveness


Manama: Oct. 27 –(BNA)– The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA)’s CEO, Ausamah bin Abdullah Al Absi, said that the LMRA does not procrastinate in communicating with all sectors of labour which represent our national economy, in order to remove any obstacles which might face businesspeople and provide more facilitations to them in compliance with the directives of Kingdom’s wise leadership. Mr. Al-Absi stressed that the Authority as an official executive body complements the private sector in order to achieve the public interest. Continue reading


By REBECCA TORR,  Posted on » Wednesday, November 18, 2009

 MANAMA: Change is in the air at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), following the election of its new board on Monday. There are plans to be more proactive in lobbying parliament and the Shura Council on behalf of the private sector, as well as make it a more dynamic body more in tune with the younger business community Continue reading