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8,000 expats benefit from Bahrain amnesty rule

More than 8,000 expatriates have so far benefited from the six-month general amnesty for workers staying illegally in Bahrain. The Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) assistant under-secretary for exits, search and

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Amnesty-claimers warned over ticket prices

Illegal residents in Bahrain planning to return home before an amnesty ends next month are being urged to book plane tickets early – with prices expected to increase, a report said. It is thought many of those intending to g

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Bahrain amnesty for illegal workers begins July 1

A six-month general amnesty for workers staying in Bahrain illegally will begin on Wednesday, a report said. Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi announced yesterday that the grace period for u

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Bahrain readying plan to combat illegal workers

Bahrain is finalising a draft plan on combating illegal expatriate workers, said a report in our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said that the blueprint would be referred soon to the Cabinet.

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Bahrain steps up crackdown on illegal workers

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has unveiled plans to step up inspections at trade, industrial and tourism establishments as part of efforts to address the issue of illegal workers, a report said. LMRA chief executiv

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Bahrain to blacklist firms with illegal workers

Employers in Bahrain caught hiring illegal workers will be blacklisted and could face up to two years in jail and a fine of BD4,000 ($10,550), said a senior government official. Those sheltering illegal workers who have run away f

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Saudi labour crackdown starts hitting economy

The impact of Saudi Arabia's crackdown on illegal foreign workers is spreading through its economy, moving beyond the labour-intensive construction industry to sectors as far afield as banking and telecommunications. Nearly 1

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New clamp on illegal workers in Bahrain

Embassies in Bahrain have pledged to help the government crackdown on illegal workers after new figures showed they have reached nearly 50,000, a report said. A new wave of inspections is being launched by the Labour Ministry in c

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49,000 illegal expat workers in Bahrain

The number of illegal expatriate workers in Bahrain, most of who come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, has reached 49,000, a senior government official said. The ministry is co-ordinating efforts with the Labour Market Regulat

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Bahrain deports over 2,000 illegal workers

Bahrain has deported a total of 2,207 illegal workers during the past three months in a crackdown launched by the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority. Interior Ministry Under-Secr

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