Cabinet focuses on Kingdom’s growth, development plans

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister today chaired this week’s cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace, during which a range of important issues were discussed relating to the Kingdom’s growth and development plans. Continue reading

New jobs push for Bahrainis

A PUSH to employ more Bahrainis in the agricultural sector was launched yesterday with plans for national quotas and a cap on work visas.The initiative is being spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) with the support of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

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Sri Lankan officials join Easy Exit push

Bonny Mascarenhas

Efforts to increase awareness of the Easy Exit scheme are being extended to the Sri Lankan community in the Kingdom. Honorary Consul-General P.B. Higgoda told the Bahrain Tribune yesterday that billboards are to be set up across the Kingdom to inform Sri Lankans of the scheme. Continue reading

LMRA maintains 10-day target for expat work visas

By SOMAN BABY

NINETY-FOUR per cent of visas for expatriate workers are being processed within the 10-day target, says the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). It has issued 11,800 work visas a month since taking over responsibility for the private sector from the Labour Ministry, last July.

The figures were revealed at a Press conference given by chief executive Ali Radhi and Interior Ministry assistant under-secretary for nationality, passports and residence Shaikh Ahmed bin Isa Al Khalifa, at the LMRA headquarters, Sanabis yesterday.

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