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Bahrain healthcare spend on citizens stands at 16pc

Bahrain spends an average of BD426 ($1,122) per citizen annually on medical care, compared with BD256 per expatriate. Supreme Council for Health chairman Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa revealed the fi

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Subsidy cuts for wealthy expats, firms proposed

Subsidy cuts are set to hit wealthy expatriates and companies first under proposals being considered following the Bahrain Cabinet's approval of the new national budget yesterday (May 4). This was revealed to the Gulf Dail

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Labour rights set to be highlighted in Bahrain

Rights of women in the workforce and expatriate labourers will be highlighted this weekend, as unionists prepare to host a series of Labour Day activities. The country's two main trade unions - General Federation of Bahrain Tr

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New push to evict labourers in Bahraini neighbourhood

Councillors want to evict expat labourers from their homes in the south of the country in a bid to woo Bahraini families back to their old neighbourhoods. The Southern Municipal Council has submitted the proposal to relocate forei

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Subsidies cut to hit low-income expats in Bahrain

A government plan in Bahrain to cut subsidies would mostly affect low-income expatriate workers, who would need a salary increase to cope with the extra expenses, according to experts. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our siste

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Health insurance bill for expats in Bahrain shelved

A bill that would have forced employers in Bahrain to provide private health insurance for expatriate employees has been shelved. Shura Council yesterday (March 22) rejected the draft law, which was originally put forward by parli

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Subsidies cut for expats in Bahrain proposed

Costs could go up for expats and the private sector as Bahrain seeks to offset a projected shortfall in revenues, driven in large part by lower oil prices. Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa told the Gulf Da

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GCC 'heavily dependent on expat health care workforce'

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily dependant on an expatriate health care workforce, especially physicians and nurses, according to a new report. The rapidly growing populations and per capita incomes, rising

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New financial guide for UK expats unveiled

The Expat Network, a specialist information resource for those going to work and live abroad, has published the ‘Financial Action Checklist for British Expatriates,’ a fully updated guide. The guide provides informatio

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New medical plan for expats in Bahrain

A new health care scheme for private sector foreign employees was launched in Bahrain yesterday (January 6). Each private company must pay an annual BD72 ($189.8) per expat employee on renewing work permits at the Labour Market Re

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