By MANDEEP SINGH, Posted on » Wednesday, April 01, 2009
EXPATRIATES who have failed to regularise their visas due to a backlog of cases at the Health Ministry will be given one last chance to become legal, officials have declared.
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ali Radhi said officials had received hundreds of calls from people saying they were given appointments for medical examinations weeks after the expiry of yesterday’s government deadline. Continue reading
By BEGENA P PRADEEP
NEW labour laws are driving up the cost of employment visas sold on the black market, the GDN has learned.
Expats desperate to find work in the Gulf are reportedly paying up to BD2,000 for visas, compared to BD1,000 a few years ago.
By Soman Baby
COMPANIES are still lagging behind in providing up-to-date information on their expatriate workers to labour authorities, it was revealed yesterday. Sixty three per cent of companies and other employers in Bahrain have registered with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).
By GEOFFREY BEW
BAHRAINIS have nothing to fear about the continuing influx of migrant workers to the country, a leading Pakistani researcher said yesterday.
Dr Ijaz Shafi Gilani, who served as an adviser to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 1991 to 1993, said the perception that expatriates were a threat to national culture and job security was mistaken.
By SOMAN BABY
COMPANIES in Bahrain have been urged to update the data of their expatriate employees with Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) before Monday.
The call came from LMRA acting public relations and e-services manager Waheed Balushi, who said the response from the companies had been very slow, despite repeated appeals.
By SOMAN BABY
EXPATRIATES who have not yet registered with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) have been urged to do so before July 1.
The number of expatriates already enrolled with the LMRA has crossed 200,000, said LMRA’s acting manager for public relations and e-services, Waheed Balushi.