Attorney General’s decision to establish anti-human trafficking prosecution praised

Manama, Oct. 18 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausamah bin Abdullah Alabsi, the Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, praised the decision of Attorney General Dr. Ali bin Fadhel Al Buainin to establish an Anti-human Trafficking Prosecution, stressing the committee’s support to the decision and its full readiness to cooperate with the prosecution in assisting the victims.

Al Absi pointed out that the Anti-human Trafficking Prosecution is a new achievement for the Kingdom of Bahrain in combating this crime. He added it also demonstrates the extent to which the culture of combating trafficking in persons has become entrenched in the state’s infrastructure as an integral part of the work environment in the Kingdom.

Al Absi explained that the establishment of a prosecution specialised in combating trafficking in persons would contribute to boosting the efforts to combat this crime by giving a solid legal impetus to investigate cases in accordance with law 1/2008 on combating trafficking in persons and related laws. He added the move will also accelerate the process of redress for the victims and granting them their rights after punishing the perpetrators.

The Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons affirmed that the decision proves anew the kingdom’s ongoing efforts to improve the work environment and combat human trafficking, be it at the local or international level. He pointed out that the kingdom’s unrelenting efforts in this respect have earned it international trust, being a model to emulate in combating trafficking in persons.

Development of Flexi Permit policy: Intensifying inspection campaigns on employer and illegal workers

Manama, Oct. 6 (BNA): During the past years, the flexi work permit has contributed to preventing a raise in the number of illegal expatriate workers. It has also facilitated many procedures for entry-level workers and enabled them to work in more than one job at the same time, full-time or part-time, which contributed to the availability of suitable employment with the required competence for entrepreneurs and investors. Continue reading

Cancellation of Employment Offices License

Labour Market Regulatory Authority hereby announces the cancellation of the license:

  1. Manilla Manpower Office
    Commercial Registration No: 4150908
    Address: Flat 501, Building 178, Road 907, Block 309 – Manama / Salmaniya
  2. Leaders International Manpower Office
    Commercial Registration No: 4210906
    Address: Flat 13, Building 181, Road 327, Block 308 – Manama / Al Qudibiya

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LMRA: Recruitment of domestic workers to recommence on 14 September 2020

In line with a decision made by the Government Executive Committee, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the Kingdom’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has today announced that the recruitment of domestic workers will recommence starting on 14 September 2020. Continue reading

61 manpower firms caught for violations

LEGAL action has been taken against 61 firms as part of a nationwide crackdown on rogue manpower agencies hiring domestic staff, including undocumented workers, on an hourly basis for cleaning services. Continue reading