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Basics of GDPR

LEGAL VIEWPOINT BY DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB In a conference covering Personal Data we mentioned, among other participants that this issue is one of the most crucial sensitive issues for all. Moreover, it is important in this “data” era, to give enoug...

Green goals vs. Development

BY CAPTAIN MAHMOOD AL MAHMOOD We need more petrol. At least we need more petrol stations. In many parts of Bahrain the number of petrol stations are so far between that cars run the risk if sputtering on empty if they miss a fuelling. Many petrol stations are...

Bali: Where Divine Serenity Meets Earthly Enchantment

By Mohammed Darwish As the sun rises over the island, the serene early morning hours in Bali wash away the city symphony of a preceding night. Children’s laughter and the gentle hum of traffic signal a new beginning, marked by the ritual of prayer and puja - a ...

Quantum of damages

BY DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA Aggrieved parties seek justice and rule of law by resorting and submitting their claims to judicial Courts, wherein there is a ruling as proved before Courts. Such rule may award damages depending on the merits of each case. Here, I refer to...

Driving our taxis into 21st century

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood The world of tourism is changing rapidly. What was once seen as a straightforward way to attract investment, generate employment and boost the economy is being examined today for hidden catches. Recently, in Mallorca, a scenic Me...

Undue influence against prudent banking

BY DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB Banking business, generally speaking, is mainly based on banking laws and banking customary practices. Due to this fact, in many cases or differences between banks and their customers the issue of undue influence has been raised by cu...

Stitching up labour loopholes

BY Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood A lawyer friend recently came across an unfortunate but familiar problem – apparently, a kind-hearted businessman approached him about a temporary worker whom he wished to make permanent. This lady was an experienced hospit...

The night is still young

U- TURN WITH U.K. BY P. UNNIKRISHNAN  During Bahrain’s relentless summer heat, where temperatures often soar to unbearable heights, the cooler, temperate nights invite a unique opportunity for change. Many have pondered the possibility while battli...

Attestation of witness in wills

BY DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB A will is a legal document prepared by the testator, for execution for the benefit of beneficiaries after his death. However, there are many requirements for the validity of a will. Among such requirements, is the presence and...

Let’s not swim into trouble

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood  Living in an archipelago, the people of Bahrain have a rich maritime history and are closely associated with the ocean surrounding the islands, whether as the source of the famed Bahraini pearls that fuelled our growth in the pre-o...

Indemnity clauses in contracts

BY DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB An indemnity clause is a specific term in a contract between two contracting parties. Wherein (B) agrees to indemnify (A) for any liability that (A) may be under. (A), may incur liability in respect of a third party (C) in which case ...

The buzz about mosquitos

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood What do the glamorous Italian city of Naples, the cultural capital Chennai, the icy wastes of Finland, and now the hot, summer-baked desert city of Manama have in common? Bzz-zz! I’ll tell you. Mosquitos. Tourists to these ...

Azerbaijan celebrates 106th anniversary of Independence Day

BY SHAHIN ABDULLAYEV, AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO SAUDI ARABIA Every May 28, the people of Azerbaijan celebrate its İndependence Day. On May 28, 1918 the first parliamentary democracy in the Muslim world - Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was founded with the ado...

A balance from the East

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood Top of the news this past week has been that three countries - Ireland, Spain and Norway - announced that they would recognize a Palestinian state. In addition, South Africa has been unrelenting in pursuing its accusation of geno...

Sale of goods by description

LEGAL VIEWPOINT BY DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB A contract for the sale of goods, as per the law, is a contract by which the seller transfers or agrees to transfer the property in goods to the buyer for a money consideration called the price. Generally speaking, ...

Bahrain – seat of living peace

BY Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood Amidst the clamour of the analysis about the final Arab Summit resolutions passed and discussions reported, many of the observers, attendees, experts, and analysts did not notice that the day of the Bahrain summit, May 16, coincides with the ...

Ilha Formosa: Exploring Taipei’s Contrasts and Charms

P.Unnikrishnan My first trip in Taipei, framed by Taiwan’s breathtaking natural beauty, was a journey of contrasts. The transition from the airport to the city centre was a spectacle, with verdant green roads giving way to a skyline dominated by towering skyscrapers...

E-frauds threat

Legal viewpoint byDr. Abdelgadir Warsama Ghalib Electronic banking is almost taking a very significant portion in the banking industry. This vast remarkable progress took its shape based on the e-banking laws and regulations issued in all countries, to give recognition an...

HM King Hamad: A leader who will shape the Summit

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood This week, our beloved Kingdom will host an event that is the most important in the Middle East region, which is the 33rd Arab Summit. The preparatory meetings began yesterday and by May 16th, we shall have the final meeting of A...