Government Approves First phase of Health Insurance System
The cabinet approved during it session on Monday (February 18, 2019) on the necessary legal tools to implement the first phase of the Health Insurance System by approving seven draft decrees and resolutions.
King Hamad Extends Uncle’s Term, Longest-Serving PM in the World: Only Death Can Make a Change in Bahraini Regime
King Hamad bin Isa Al Kahlifa reassigned on Sunday (December 2, 2018) to his uncle Khalifa bin Salman the task of forming the government.
Bahrain Allows Some Foreign Countries to Open Branches in Bahrain without Bahraini Partner
The Bahraini government approved on Monday (September 3, 2018) a proposal to allow foreign companies to open branches in Bahrain without necessarily having a Bahraini partner, given the move’s strategic economic importance for the kingdom.
Bahrain: Authorities Arrest Citizen who Protested in front of Cabinet building
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Monday (August 27, 2018) Mohammad Khatem after protesting in Manama demanding to be reinstated.
PM Assigns Land Registration Dept. to Set Limits for Sale of Properties in Muharraq, Qalali and Zallaq to “Not Affect the Demographic Structure”
Prime Minister commissioned the Land Survey and Registration Department in coordination with relevant authorities to make restrictions with regard to sale of real estate in Muharraq, Qalali and Zallaq.
Cabinet Refers New Bankruptcy Law to Parliament as Matter of Urgency
The Bahraini government has recently referred to the House of Representatives a new “bankruptcy” bill as a matter of urgency.
Government Says It will Set its Priorities for Coming 4 Years Next Month
The government said on Wednesday (March 14, 2018) that it will set its priorities for the 4 next coming years in mid-April.
Bahrain’s Cabinet Considering Toughening Penalty of Molotov Cocktail Manufacture and Possession
Secretary-General of Council of Ministers said the Government discussed at its latest meeting toughening the penalty of manufacturing and having possession of flammable bottles, known as Molotov cocktails.
Gov’t Borrowed BD 6 Billion More than its Needs, Didn’t Disclose How It Spent Them
The final accounts of state showed that the government borrowed 6 Billion BD that exceeds its actual need to cover the fiscal deficit, without specifying where it spent them.
Government Asks to Withdraw 200 Million BD from Future Generation Reserve Fund
The government referred to the House of Representatives a bill to take 200 million BD from the Future Generation reserve fund.
Bahrain Tends to Raise Public Debt Ceiling to Unprecedented Level
The local Al-Ayam newspaper said that the government officially referred to the House of Representatives a bill to raise the ceiling of public debt to 13 billion BD, which is considered an unprecedented level.
Gov’t Sets Budget, Demands Parliament’s Approval to “Increase Public Debt Ceiling, Utilize FGF”
The Bahraini Minister of Finance Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said that the equilibrium price Bahrain needs is $119 per barrel. Meanwhile, the draft law of the general state budget approved by the government was set on basis of $55 only.
Bahraini Cabinet Refers State Budget to Parliament with BD 2.5B Deficit Estimates
The Bahraini Cabinet discussed Monday (June 12, 2017) the General State Budget for the two fiscal years, 2017-2018.
Local Newspaper: 133M BD in Salaries, Allowances for Gov’t Foreign Employees in 2015
Bahraini daily newspaper al-Wasat, said that the final account of the state in 2015 showed that the sum of salaries designated for foreign workers in the government, adds up to 133 million dinars.
Bahrain Backs Down Decision Stopping Annual Allowances for Gov’t Employees
The Bahraini government backed down (Monday January 23, 2017) from its decision to halt annual allowances for government and public sector employees.
Bahrain Stops Annual Allowances for Government Employees, Excludes Military
Bahrain’s government decided to stop spending all kinds of annual allowances for all government employees affiliated to the Civil Service Bureau and government institution that manage their employees' affairs based on special regulations.
Fishermen: Gov’t Approach to Impose Total Ban on Shrimping Puts 379 Boats at Stake
A group of Bahraini fishermen said that the official approach to impose a total ban on shrimping gradually, puts 379 boats at stake.
Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Denies Receiving Any Government Benefits Since 2011
The main opposition group in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, denied receiving any government benefits since May 2011.
Local Paper: Gov’t. Replaces Ministers’ Cars with 2016 BMWs amid Economic Crisis
The local Bahraini Al-Wasat newspaper said that the government recently “replaced the vehicles of a number of ministers with new 2016 BMWs.”
Bahraini Gov’t Borrowed 1.671 Billion BD during 2015
Bahrain Mirror: Official reports showed that the Bahraini Government borrowed during a single year (2015), a total of 1 billion and 671 million Bahraini dinars, what is equivalent to 15% of the GDP.