Citizens' satisfaction ultimate goal
October 1, 2016
Director-General of the Capital Trustees Board, Shaikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has asserted the board’s keenness on giving top priority to the citizens’ interests while delivering easy and high quality services.

The efforts aim to achieve the Economic Vision, 2030, which gives great importance to the role of citizens as essential partners in evaluating the level of services provided for them, he said, noting that meeting the satisfaction of the customers is crucial for developing municipal action, as stressed by the Government Forum 2016.

Shaikh Mohammed was...
Labour Minister calls for enhancing dialogue mechanisms
October 1, 2016
Labour and Social Development Minister, and Board Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, chaired a meeting between the Ministry and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU), led by Secretary-General, Hassan Abdulla Al-Halwachi.
The meeting discussed ways to develop trade union action to serve the progress march currently witnessed by the Kingdom, following the directives issued by His Majesty King Hamad Al Khalifa while receiving newly-elected GFBTU Secretariat-General recently.
HM the King called for consolidating the...
Work on Muqaba sewerage network begins
October 1, 2016
Sanitary Engineering Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Asma Murad revealed that the Ministry has commenced work on the sewerage network in Muqaba Block 517; aiming to connect 52 residential units to the network.

Murad explained that the project is part of a complete scheme put in place by the Ministry to improve sewerage services at the Northern Governorate.

According to Murad, the project comprises of the extension of 680m long main connections and 727m long sub-connections and the construction of 105 inspection chambers.
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Integration of students with special needs highlighted
October 1, 2016
Bahrain’s strides in integrating students with special needs in public schools were highlighted in a TV documentary.

Al-Arabiya News Channel telecast a report highlighting the efforts to incorporate this category of students in mainstream classes in Bahrain.
The Ministry of Education has so far co-opted 75 schools to accommodate students with special needs, which represents 36% of the overall number of public educational establishments.
Al-Arabiya report shed light on the success stories of students with special needs at public schools, highlighting how the ministry provides...
Lockheed's Jet Sale to Bahrain Blocked for Human Rights Violations
October 1, 2016

The Obama administration has told Congress it won’t complete approval for Bahrain to buy as many as 19 F-16 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp. and upgrades for older ones for almost $4 billion until the Gulf ally demonstrates progress on human rights, according to people familiar with the issue.

The declaration of concern, which doesn’t specify what steps Bahrain would have to take, was included in a draft notification"...

Britain Funded Torture Training in Bahrain
October 1, 2016
British-trained guards used torture to obtain false confessions, according to the report. A Belfast business owned by the U.K. government has funded training for hundreds of prison guards who have tortured inmates in Bahrain prison, according to a report from Reprieve released on Friday.

The report alleges that the state-owned Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas Ltd, or NI-CO, received funding from the U.K Foreign Office, which trained"...