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Mangroves tours to Tubli Bay launched

Public can now visit and enjoy a view of the mangrove forest and marine biotope at Tubli Bay as Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has launched tours to the eco-tourism spot. BTEA in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Environment, announced the launch of mangrove tours to Tu

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Paycheck impact on govt expenses dropped slightly

While salaries continue to dominate the actual expenditures of government entities in the Kingdom, a Civil Service Bureau report has said it has recorded a 3.5 per cent decline in this regard from 2016. The report, based on inputs from 47 government entities during the last two years, sai

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Factory selling expired chocolates shut-down

A private chocolate factory has been shut down for using expired ingredients in its product line, said the Public Prosecution in a statement. The move followed a complaint received by the police following which the Public Prosecution notified the Public Health Department to inspect and se

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Man Jailed for forging medical certificate

Frustration over a 13-day waiting period to obtain a medical certificate has landed a Bahraini man in jail for three years, as he instead resorted to creating a fake certificate. The 30-year-old man, according to court files, decided to go for fake certificates as he grew impatient over t

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Jailed for attacking Jau prison guards

The High Criminal Court handed down a man a jail term of one-year for attacking two prison guards in the Jau Prison. The suspect, during a hearing, told the court that he got provoked when the guards denied him entry into his cell as wanted to pray. The incident, accordi

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Bahrain-UK for stronger ties

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa yesterday hailed the strong historic relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Kingdom. The minister, currently on a visit to the United Kingdom, was holding a meeting with the Minister of State for

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Improve competitiveness of telecom sector: HRH CP

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa yesterday stressed the need for telecommunications companies to prioritise service, product and infrastructure development to improve the sector’s competitiveness. This came as the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First

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Bahrain’s social housing success stressed at forum

The Kingdom’s housing strides were highlighted at a panel discussion held at the headquarters of the International Peace Institute. Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Al Mutawa said the Kingdom’s government has always been keen on providing decent housing to its citizen on the basis of

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Chamber plans more market visits

The commercial market committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will make more market visits on Saturday. Local markets in Jidhafs, Sitra, East Riffa, West Riffa and Budaiya will be visited by the committee along with board members and other officials from the chamber,

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Old car helps cops trace rioters

An old green car helped police trace five rioters, it emerged. The cops saw the car at 12 riot scenes as they reviewed footage of rioting from various places. Investigations were carried out to identify its owner, which resulted in his arrest. Four other men were also nabbed after