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After visiting maid, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister rediscovers his 93-year-old nanny

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa who is on a private visit to India, travelled all the way to Mangalore from Trivandrum to meet the nanny who took care of him in Bahrain when he was a small child. With my nanny who looked after me as her son since my childhood; Mama Carmine Mathias , at her home in Manglore, Karnataka.. she came to Bahrain when she was 35 years old in January 1959 . Now she is 93 . She looked after my late brother Abdalla, myself and my two younger sisters Maie and Lulwa. She gave us the best of her love and care .. we cherish every moment in our life with her . May God bless her soul and give her good health and longevity. A photo posted by Khalid Alkhalifa (@khalid_bin_ahmad) on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:19pm PST Shaikh Khalid has…

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Bahraini Foreign Minister visits Indian woman who worked at his home for 21 years

In a rare and exemplary gesture, Bahrain’s foreign minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa visited the home of an Indian woman who worked at his home for more than two decades. The minister, who was on a short trip to India, found time to visit her native place Kollam in Kerala and thank the lady who served his family for 21 years. Today we visited Layla . Who shared her life with us in Bahrain for 21 years with love , honesty and loyalty .. In her house in Kollam Kerala, India A photo posted by Khalid Alkhalifa (@khalid_bin_ahmad) on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:44am PST He went on to post a picture and a sweet message on his Instagram account. “Today we visited Layla. Who shared her life with us in Bahrain for 21 years with love, honesty and loyalty…In her house in Kollam Kerala, India.” His gesture has garnered over 3,000…

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Bahrain launches two new visas for 114 countries, GCC residents

Bahrain on Saturday launched the fourth phase of its new visa policy, with the announcement of a new single entry visa and one-year multiple reentry e-visa. The new single entry visa will enable up to two-week stay, while the one-year multi-entry visa will allow for a stay period of up to 90 days. A total of 114 countries are eligible for the new visas, including GCC residents. Also announced was a change to the 3- month multiple reentry visa, which now allows for a one month stay. Stays were previously restricted to two weeks. The final announcement saw citizens of the US, Canada, UK and Ireland gain a longer stay period for the five-year multiple reentry visa. Visa holders will now be able to stay for 90, instead of 30, days. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary of Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA), Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, said: “This…

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Bahrain unveils Flexible Work Permit plan for expatriates

Bahrain has unveiled a new plan to introduce a flexible work permit format for expatriates. The new contract would serve as a legal alternative to employing illegal workers in the country. Under the scheme, foreign workers will be allowed to work, on a temporary basis, with an employer or an individual, providing the job does not require a professional licence to be exercised. The new format does not include runaway workers nor does it allow foreigners to leave their current employers, with whom they are under contract, to benefit from the new scheme. Chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Cabinet endorsed the scheme, based on a recommendation submitted by the executive committee. His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, was present. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority would be authorised to issue the two-year…

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Bahrain hikes petrol price by 56%; Oman removes subsidies

Bahrain on Monday announced a hike of more than 50 per cent in petrol prices following its cut in subsidies for energy products as oil producing countries struggle with nose-diving crude prices. The government said the price of regular petrol will increase Tuesday from 80 fils (20 cents) per litre to 125 fils (33 cents), an increase of 56.3 per cent. The more expensive super petrol will increase by 60 per cent, from 100 fils (27 cents) to 160 fils (42 cents) per litre, it said after a cabinet meeting. Earlier this month, Bahrain cut government subsidies for diesel and kerosene following similar moves by its Gulf neighbours. Saudi Arabia in December raised petrol prices by 50 percent as part of subsidy cuts for petroleum products, power and water, after the country posted a record $98 billion budget deficit for 2015. The United Arab Emirates has liberalised fuel prices, while…

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Now Indians can get online visa to Bahrain

Travelling to Bahrain has been made easier for Indians with recent changes in policy that came to existence yesterday (1st Oct 2014). Indian Passport holders can obtain a 14 days online visa before visiting the Gulf nation. E-visas can be obtained ahead of travel through a simple online application process, making the process of travelling to the country practical and convenient, for both business and leisure. If you are an Indian with valid Residence Permit for a GCC country, you are eligible for the following visa types: Ordinary Visa for 7 days (on arrival in Bahrain) e-Visa for 3 or 7 days (to be applied online) Causeway visa for 3 or 7 days (issued at the border on the causeway from Saudi Arabia) Visit e-Visa for 14 days (to be applied online) If you are an Indian without any other visa, you are eligible for: Visit E-Visa for 14 days (to be applied online) Eligibility can be quickly checked via…