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New clamp on illicit alcohol trade

Bahrain authorities are cracking down on mafias selling alcohol in the black market and have urged people to help them stop the illicit activity. They say they have recorded a surge in people trading illegally in the capital even

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Plans to buy land for Manama's Old Suq development

Preparations are in full swing to buy 13 plots of land for the Bahrain government to carry out development projects in Manama’s Old Suq, including car parks, shelters and toilets. 

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Manama council row may hit mega project

A far-reaching investment plan designed to attract multimillion-dinar projects to the Capital Governorate has been abandoned in the wake of calls for the scrapping of Manama Municipal Council.   Councillors had b

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Manama suq traders warn of blaze threat

Traders have warned of "destructive" fires that could devastate hundreds of businesses in Bahrain's oldest suq if safety measures are not upgraded.   They say the majority of more than 1,300 shops i

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Bahrain mall closed after explosion

A popular shopping mall in Manama will close for at least a week following a gas cylinder explosion that damaged more than 10 shops.   The "accidental" blast at the Lulu Centre was caused by a gas leak

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Bahrain Premier calls for Manama Suq upgrade

Bahrain's Prime Minister has called for obstacles hampering trade activities to be removed. He directed an urgent upgrade of facilities at Manama Suq.   "Manama Suq stands as a symbol of long-standing tr

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New Manama sheesha move opposed

Councillors in Manama are up in arms about new rules that allow all of Bahrain's hotels to serve sheesha year-round, a report said. They described the proposal, spearheaded by the Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Mini

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Row ends, Manama facelift a step closer

A raft of major improvements to large areas of Manama could finally get the go-ahead after municipal councillors and senior government officials resolved their long-standing differences yesterday, a report said. Manama Municipal C

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Inquiry over public convenience spending launched

An inquiry has been launched amid claims that spending BD41,000 ($108,137) on a public convenience in Manama was like flushing money down the toilet.   The Manama Municipal Council is investigating why the invest

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Move to revive $527m Bahrain market project

Gulf investors have pledged to help revive a BD200 million ($527.4) project to modernise Manama Central Market.   They are said to be showing interest in the development, which stalled as a result of the 2011 unr

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