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Saudi to launch new wage monitoring system

Saudi Arabia will soon launch a system to monitor wage payments to company staff, part of efforts to boost the participation of Saudi citizens in the workforce and keep track of foreign workers, the labour minister said on Monday. In an in

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New Bahrain visa application form on way

The General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence (GDNPR) will launch a new application form on July 1. It follows directives from Interior Ministry Under-Secretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Shaikh Rashid bin K

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Philippines embassy awaits word on workers ban

Diplomats were awaiting official word on whether a ban on new Filipino recruits coming to Bahrain had been lifted. It follows a report by the state-run Philippines News Agency, which said the ban had been lifted for new hires as well as wo

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Bahrain ministry gets 10,000 visa applications

Bahrain's Labour Ministry has received 10,197 applications for domestic workers in the first quarter of this year. Acting Under-Secretary and Labour Affairs Assistant Under-Secretary Subah Al Dossary said the ministry had approved 7,47

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Visa health tests to be speeded up in Bahrain

Expat employees should get their work visas faster after private hospitals and clinics were given the green light to conduct mandatory pre-employment medical tests. The tests, which also cover family members, used to be conducted solely at

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Visa health tests to be speeded up in Bahrain

Expat employees should get their work visas faster after private hospitals and clinics were given the green light to conduct mandatory pre-employment medical tests. The tests, which also cover family members, used to be conducted solely at

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Construction crisis blamed for workers’ hardship

Several workers were denied holidays and the visas of several others have not been renewed due to a crisis in the construction industry, said the CEO of a top construction firm in Bahrain. Zuhair Awachi, chief executive officer of Habib Al

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Bahrain employment growth slows to 4.4pc

Bahrain recorded a growth of 4.4 per cent in the total number of employed persons at the end of 2009, representing the lowest annual growth since 2002, a report said. The total number of employed was

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Yemen stops giving visas at airport

Yemen will stop issuing visas on arrival to foreigners to prevent militants from entering the country, a government official and state media said on Thursday. The official said the change would affect primarily Western tourists, including

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Bahrain bosses face new fees deadline

Employers in Bahrain have until Wednesday to pay outstanding fees to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), or risk having all their foreign workers' visas cancelled. The measure will also include employers who have failed to r

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