HM King hails national efforts to combat human trafficking

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today at the Safriya Palace received Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, CEO of Labour Market Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Ausama bin Abdullah Al Absi, and members of the committee.  Continue reading

LMRA chief meets PhD graduate

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi received Advocate General Dr. Ali Al-Showeikh, who presented a copy of his PhD thesis from the University of Bahrain (UoB) College of Law. Continue reading

Trafficking clamp success praised by top diplomat


BAHRAIN’S efforts to combat human trafficking, including the protection of alleged Filipina victims, has been praised by a top diplomat. Philippines Ambassador Alfonso Ver said the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has played a key role in addressing the “global scourge” through new programmes and intensified campaigns in the country. Continue reading

Payout pledge after hiring agency’s licence revoked


FAMILIES will be refunded after a domestic worker recruitment agency’s licence was revoked, following more than 20 complaints against it. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) received 23 complaints against the company between last July and February, it said in a statement. Continue reading

Coordination between production parties underlined

CEO Ausamah bin Abdullah Al-Absi of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) highlighted the significance of cooperation between production parties to serve the labour market reform project and safeguard homeland and citizens’ interests. Continue reading

New contracts for domestic workers to be enforced from October 1

A NEW contract for domestic workers will be enforced from October 1, it was announced. Under the revised rules, employers seeking to hire a housemaid will have to compulsorily declare, among other things, the nature of the job, working hours and weekly day off. Continue reading

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