Strike threat

By BASMA MOHAMMED

BAHRAIN’S fishermen yesterday threatened a new wave of demonstrations followed by strike action unless they get government support.

Bahraini fishermen want full exemption from the BD10-a-month levy per expatriate worker because they claim they can only find foreign crewmen.

They also want financial compensation for lost earnings, in an industry they say has been decimated by land reclamation and declining catches.

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We have suffered too much

By BASMA MOHAMMED

STRIKING fishermen yesterday rejected a government plea to go back to sea to put food on people’s tables.

They said they had suffered too much and it would take a personal promise by Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to solve their problems, before they would even consider going back.

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