Bahrain reviews red meat subsidy system
Manama, March 31, 2014
Bahraini authorities are reviewing the country's meat subsidy system.
However, until a new system is in place the Bahrain Livestock Company (BLS) will continue to supply government-subsidised meat to local butchers, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The Cabinet took the decision yesterday.
"The current prices will continue until further notice through the BLS as the ministries concerned are working with others to come up with a new subsidy system for meat," Rajab said.
The Cabinet hailed the success of the 16th International Bahrain Book Fair, held under the patronage of the Premier, highlighting the importance of encouraging cultural and intellectual events that attract visitors, Cabinet secretary-general Dr Yaser bin Essa Al Naser said.
The cabinet reviewed a report submitted by the Culture Minister in this regard.
The Industry and Commerce Minister submitted a report on the increasing number of visitors to markets and shopping malls at weekends, noting that a total of 171,000 shoppers visited commercial outlets last weekend.
The Cabinet also welcomed the positive outcomes of the 25th Arab Summit, hosted recently by Kuwait, presided over by Amir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, and praised Kuwait's role in enhancing joint Arab action.
The Cabinet approved a memorandum presented by the Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the ministerial committee for legal affairs on the establishment and regulation of the administrative apparatus at the Public Prosecution, following the transfer of the affiliation of the Public Prosecution from the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry to the Supreme Judicial Council, and requested the president of the Civil Service Bureau and other relevant sides to take the necessary legal and technical procedures.
The Cabinet also endorsed three proposals submitted by the parliament on reducing the number of fishing and shrimp licences, building a youth centre in Arad and including public safety rule in school curricula. - TradeArabia News Service