New jobs push for Bahrainis

A PUSH to employ more Bahrainis in the agricultural sector was launched yesterday with plans for national quotas and a cap on work visas.The initiative is being spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) with the support of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

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Flying in the face of freedom

BY LES HORTON

I remember when I first came to Bahrain, a senior journalist described it as a “good news society”, which he said was intolerant of the truth or criticism.
There was certainly a combative relationship between the media, certain authorities and larger private organisations, who felt that they should control what appeared in local newspapers.
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LMRA defies the bosses on visas

By SOMAN BABY,  Posted on » Tuesday, May 05, 2009

BAHRAIN is determined to scrap the sponsorship system for foreign workers within three months, despite objections from employers, it declared yesterday.

The new law is to comply with international human rights standards and will be enforced, says Labour Minister and Labour Market Regulatory Authority chairman Dr Majeed Al Alawi. Continue reading