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Isa Award for Indian activist

An Indian social worker will pick up a $1 million cash prize and a gold medal from His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain next month in recognition of his humanitarian work. Dr Achyuta Samanta was yesterday (May 13) named as the recipi

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Indonesia to stop sending maids to 21 Mideast nations

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, according to recent reports in the local media. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, and will come in

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Bahrain's healthcare staff 'hit by stress'

Healthcare workers in Bahrain are calling for stress management courses to help them deal with the daily barrage of verbal assaults they often receive from unco-operative patients. The call was made yesterday (April 21) during a H

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Art drive in Bahrain focus on maids' plight

Local filmmakers and artists have come together to highlight the plight of domestic workers in Bahrain, specifically housemaids who are often physically abused and not paid. They have joined an awareness campaign spearheaded by th

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New rules set for housing workers in Bahrain

Landlords in Bahrain who risk the lives of expatriate workers by cramming them into cramped and dangerously rundown properties face jail and fines under amended legislation. The new rules state any property used for labour accommo

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‘Expats more likely to have TB than Bahrainis'

Foreign workers in Bahrain are more likely to have tuberculosis than Bahrainis, according to experts. Health Ministry statistics for the last 10 years indicate that there are up to 26 cases per 100,000 foreign arrivals, said a rep

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Expat workers paid in wages row in Bahrain

More than 100 foreign workers in Bahrain who went on strike over non-payment of salaries have finally collected their wages for January and February, following the intervention of diplomats and labour officials. The men work for M

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Top Bahraini official warns over exploitation of workers

Efforts to root out the phenomena of illegal workers aim at protecting domestic workers and preserving their rights, said Bahrain’s Interior Ministry under-secretary of Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Shaikh Rashid bin

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Bahrain launches new health care system

Bahrain has announced a new system to provide basic health care for its private sector workers. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi said the system now compels companies with less than 50 workers to take part in facilities provided b

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Bahraini nationals entering job market outgrows expats

Bahrain's national workforce has outgrown the annual rate of expatriate workers entering the local jobs market. According to latest Labour Ministry statistics, the number of Bahraini workers grew by 2.2 per cent per annum, com

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