A haven for expats

A haven for expats

It did not come to me as a surprise when Bahrain was ranked first among the destinations for expatriates. As a person who lived in the beautiful island nation for over a decade, I can swear that no country can match Bahrain when it comes to hospitality and friendly nature.

I know a good number of expatriates who refused to leave the Kingdom despite getting many lucrative offers in other countries. They say it’s simply a home away from home, from where they don’t want to move to any other place. If anyone asks me what is so special about Bahrain, I would say it is the peaceful coexistence of conservative and liberal elements in the society. An individual from any background could easily fit into Bahrain’s society, which is not the case with other countries.

I know many, who still struggle to become part of Western societies, deemed to be most liberal, despite living there for decades. I am sure the country will continue to top the charts again and again. The Kingdom’s welcoming society is its strength and I hope the authorities would capitalize on this strength to turn the country into a major tourism hub not only in the region but also in the world.





Smuggling drugs into jail: Plea verdict date set

Smuggling drugs into jail: Plea verdict date set

Two brothers who smuggled drugs into prison will learn the fate of their appeals on October 28, 2018. The duo was earlier sentenced to five years behind prison each for their crime. One of them, aged 34, was already in prison serving a 10-year sentence for drug peddling and is also standi

Bahraini women ‘excelling in all fields’

Bahraini women ‘excelling in all fields’

The presence of four Bahraini women in this year’s Forbes Middle East’s Most Influential Women list reflects the high levels achieved by the Kingdom in empowering women, a leading businesswoman observed. Bahrain Businesswomen Society President Ahlam Janahi told Tribune that Bahraini w

Teacher forged papers for promotion

Teacher forged papers for promotion

An Arab teacher, in his fifties, forged an education degree from a major Arab university in order to be promoted, the court heard. The man, however, got exposed by the university itself after the competent authorities in the Kingdom established communications with it. The Arab teacher is

Google defends Gmail data sharing

Google defends Gmail data sharing

Washington : Alphabet Inc’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules. Google said in a letter to US senators made public on Thursday th

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore : Singapore Airlines said yesterday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa. Campaigners have long called for a ban on the controversial trade in big cat bones, which are s

Bug in cake gives Ikea India embarrassment

Bug in cake gives Ikea India embarrassment

Mumbai : Ikea’s first store in India faced a fresh sticky problem after a customer said he found an insect emerging from chocolate cake served to his daughter at the outlet’s 1,000-seater cafeteria. It is the second such embarrassment for the home retailer since the Hyderab

Events held to foster peace, harmony

Events held to foster peace, harmony

A series of events organised by Bahrain4All in association with Peace One Day will end on September 21. The events are being organised under the slogan ‘Unity in Diversity’. A list of sports activities is also lined up as part of the activities. Peace One Day is a non-profit o

Bahrain residents gather ‘to rebuild Kerala’

Bahrain residents gather ‘to rebuild Kerala’

Several ideas as to how flood-hit Kerala can be rebuilt, which were brainstormed yesterday during a meeting held by concerned Bahrain residents, will soon be presented to the Kerala Chief Minister and to an Indian Ministerial committee. The meeting was called by Dr Ravi Pillai, who is the

Two drug addicts sentenced to one year

Two drug addicts sentenced to one year

The Lower Criminal Court has sentenced two drug addicts to one year behind bars along with BD500 fine. The duo was arrested by a police patrol after officers found them inside a car in an abnormal state. “When we knocked the car’s window, it was clear that they were on drugs.

Four charged after man dies of heroin overdose

Four charged after man dies of heroin overdose

Four Bahrainis including three men and a woman were charged in connection with the death of a man who lost his life allegedly after a drug overdose. The accused along with the victim is said to have been consuming drugs at an apartment in Juffair. In the midst of a drug party, the victim

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