Towards a plastic-free Bahrain

Towards a plastic-free Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities plan to ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Embassy to reduce plastic consumption in the Kingdom. As per the MoU, efforts will be on to popularise the use of Sain Bags to contain the excess use of plastic bags. Speaking to Tribune, Hardiyono Kurniawan, First Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Indonesian Embassy said, “The embassy plans to introduce Sain Bags manufactured by an Omani-Indonesian company.

“These eco-friendly bags are wholly made in Indonesia. “The company was started in January 2018 by Indonesian PT Saesha Global and Omani Sain Bags, with an aim to reduce the waste created by plastic bags. “Sain Bags is extremely passionate about living greener, looking to make a difference, determined to fill the gap for organic, fully compostable bags promoting themselves in a greener, more eco-friendly way.” “At the moment, the company is pleased and proud to introduce the 100 per cent biodegradable and compostable bag to the MENA region. The company hopes that soon they will see the end of plastic as more eco-conscious consumers carry around biodegradable and compostable bags.” 




Showcasing the history of oil

Showcasing the history of oil

Capital Governor Shaikh Hesham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa yesterday opened an exhibition on the history of oil in Bahrain which was organised by the Capital Governorate in co-operation with the Ministry of Oil and Bahrain Avenues. The event was attended by the Capital Governorate’s

A net-savvy populace

A net-savvy populace

Close to 98 per cent of the population in the Kingdom use the Internet, according to a report published by the United Nations organisation. Almost everyone in the Kingdom has Internet access, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Business-to-Consumer

Tribute paid to martyrs of duty

Tribute paid to martyrs of duty

A tribute was paid to the brave martyrs who fell in the line of duty since the establishment of Bahrain, yesterday. “The martyrs sacrificed their lives for the sake of the homeland and fell in the line of duty as they were serving the nation,” said His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Kh

On an upswing

On an upswing

Moody’s Investors Service yesterday changed the outlook to stable from negative on the Government of Bahrain’s issuer ratings and affirmed the ratings at B2. The key driver of the outlook change to stable is Moody’s assessment that Bahrain’s government and external liquidi


No GoT reunion for Jason Momoa

No GoT reunion for Jason Momoa

Before opening the final chapter, “Game of Thrones” makers will be treating fans with a reunion episode. But actor Jason Momoa says he won’t be a part of the special episode. HBO channel confirmed the news of the spec

Malaysia charges Goldman in 1MDB probe

Malaysia charges Goldman in 1MDB probe

Malaysia filed criminal charges yesterday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal. Goldman subsidiaries