Visa on arrival for 2.5bn people

Bahrain’s new visa on arrival policy would benefit more than 2.5 billion people from over 100 countries around the world, the Economic Development Board said in a statement yesterday. According the EDB statement, the new visa policy allows people from 60 more countries to avail the visa on arrival policy, bringing the total number of countries availing his option to around 100. Continue reading

timely help from lmra

After two months of agony and uncertainty, two Indian workers left for their homes in India, thanks to the timely efforts by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). The LMRA helped Dipu Dev and Mustafa Mohammed secure their ‘eligible’ air tickets from the sponsor. The workers flew back to India (Trivandrum) last night. Continue reading

Difficult stay ends with easy exit

Vaisamma Mathew, an Indian expat living here on an expired visa, finally decided to opt for the easy exit scheme on December 31.Ms Methew, who was promised a waitressing job in a hotel here, moved to Bahrain in 2009 on a housemaid visa that cost her Rs50,000 (BD 425). Continue reading

Ordeal finally over

Bonny Mascarenhas

The plight of ten Indian workers who were mistreated by their employer is finally over after their sponsor handed over their passports yesterday and tickets home.Their salaries, which allegedly have not been paid in over four months, have not yet been settled, however the workers have signed over power of attorney to an advocate to ensure they receive their dues at a later date Nirmal Kumar Chawdhary Continue reading

Agency closed over jobs scam

A RECRUITING agency which allegedly conned people out of money to apply for nearly 300 bogus jobs in a Bahrain hospital is being shut down by Indian authorities. Police from Karnataka’s District Crime Intelligence Bureau (DCIB) arrested two men from Mangalore for allegedly operating a fake visa racket to recruit people to Bahrain. Continue reading