Confusion Reigns In Private

The statements issued by Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief on ‘work permit’ and deportation of expatriates’ homemakers, who are employed as teachers across the Kingdom, has, undoubtedly, landed many private schools in a state of perplexity. Majority of the school heads, in unison, said that they did not want to ‘avoid either paying the monthly levy of BD10 against each foreign employee or the application fee’ as stated by Ausamah Al Absi, and assured that they were willing to rectify legal irregularities, if there are any. Continue reading

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

HRH Premier Thanked by BCCI Chairman

PM – 26/03/2012  Manama, March 26. (BNA) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has received a cable of thanks and gratitude from the Chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Dr. Isam Abdulla Fakhro, marking the landmark string of measures approved by HRH Premier as he chaired here yesterday the Cabinet regular weekly meeting. Continue reading

HRH Premier chairs cabinet regular weekly meeting

06 : 23 PM – 25/03/2012  Manama, March 25 (BNA)—
 The economic, trade and labour situation in Bahrain came under focus today during the cabinet regular weekly meeting which was chaired at Gudaibiya Palace by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Continue reading