New LMRA facility for businessmen

A NEW centre that will offer business owners key services at their doorstep is being launched by Bahrain’s labour watchdog.

The Distinguished Service Centre, to be officially inaugurated by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) today, will provide facilities to employers right at their workplace, without the need for them to visit LMRA headquarters in Sanabis or any other branch. Continue reading

Labour Ministry, LMRA, BCCI discuss cooperation

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Labour and Social Development Minister and Board Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, held a meeting with a member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) board members, led by First Deputy Chaimran, Khalid Rashid Abdulrahman Al-Zayani. Continue reading

LMRA hailed

The Gold, Pearls and Jewellery Committee yesterday praised the responsiveness of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in removing obstacles faced by businessmen and provide more facilitations in compliance with the directives of Kingdom’s wise leadership.

This came during a meeting held between Gold, Pearls and Jewellery Committee and LMRA at its premises.

Rethink ‘crucial’ on Bahrainisation level in gold and jewellery trade

AUTHORITIES could finally decide on the Bahrainisation level needed in the gold and jewellery sector.

A study has been commissioned into the sector and results would be revealed next month, said a Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) spokesman. Continue reading

EXTEND LMRA FEES FREEZE

 By Mandeep Singh

MANAMA: Bahrain’s businessmen have demanded authorities push back a freeze on fees for foreign workers to the end of the year.

They claim they are still recovering from financial downturns caused by last year’s unrest and the BD10 Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) fee would negatively affect businesses as some were still struggling to stay afloat. Continue reading

LMRA launches a new refund process to serve the business owners

LMRA’s chief executive Ausamah bin Abdullah Al-Absi Calls on business owners who have credit notes in the system and want to get their owed amounts paid, to visit the customer services department to submit the relevant form, explaining that those who do not want to use that new process can still keep the credit amounts owed to them as a credit note that can be used to pay for any of the transactions in LMRA. Continue reading

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR

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

SCRAP LMRA CALL

By GEOFFREY BEW,  Posted on » Sunday, April 05, 2009

MANAMA: Businessmen yesterday called for the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to be axed during a workshop held to discuss private sector reforms.

The demand came during heated discussions between traders and government officials at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Continue reading