Editorial: To Speakers of Shura Council and Parliament: Respect Bahrain's Poor
Many decades may pass without the Bahraini people, especially the poor, hearing such a cynical laugh at their poverty and need, the laughter of the speaker of the Shura Council Ali Saleh Al-Saleh.
Shura Council Calls for More Legislations to Monitor and Control Social Media Outlets
The appointed Shura Council called for more legislations to monitor and control social media outlets.
Health Insurance Plan Covers 60% of Private Medicine Treatment Cost, Citizens Pay the Rest: MP
A member of the Finance and Economic Committee, MP Ahmed Al-Salloum, said that the health insurance project will be fully implemented by 2020, according to the what was stated by the Minister of Health Fa'iqa Al-Saleh during a meeting with the joint committee between the Shura and Representatives Council yesterday.
Al-Zayed Says Participants will be Compensated from Unemployed Fund Deductions within 3 Years
Head of the Civil Service Bureau Ahmed Al-Zayed said that the revenues of Unemployment Fund reaches 82 million annually, meanwhile, the unemployment benefit is 8 million dinars, noting that the surplus is 74 million.
230M Dinars from Unemployment Fund in Government’s Pocket
The Shura Council in Bahrain approved on Sunday, March 24, 2019, cutting 230 million dinars from the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Editorial: Who Should We Get Angry at?
Amid heaps of worries and hardships faced by Bahrainis, and the series of piled up bad news, Bahrainis were hit by the announcement that the House of Representatives approved on March 19, 201), the deduction of 230 million BD from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Financing Voluntary Retirement from Unemployment Fund to be Passed after Approval of Shura Council Services Committee
The Shura Council Services Committee approved the bill submitted by the government to fund "voluntary retirement" from the Unemployment Fund and referred it for voting.
Trade Unions Federation President: MPs Disappointed Bahrain Workers, Facilitated Infringement on their Funds
he Secretary General of the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB), Hassan Al-Halwaji, expressed his regret that those who are considered representatives of the people passed the proposed amendments to the Unemployment Fund law and disregarded and facilitated the encroachment on the workers' funds instead of protecting them.
MPs Pass Project of Funding Voluntary Retirement Program from Unemployment Fund
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved on March 19, 2019, a bill referred by the government as a matter of urgency. It includes amendments to the law on unemployment insurance. Among the amendments are the transfer of funds from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program, and the sum amounts to 230 million dinars.
Al-Manai Expresses Concern over “Al-Maamir Residents’ Crawl towards his Factory” during Shura Session
Local newspapers and environmental organizations have documented the ongoing disastrous situation that the people of Al-Maamir are living in, but Al-Manai perhaps hopes to receive an apology letter from the residents for living next to his factory
Jamal Fakhro, First Shura Deputy President and Hala Ramzi, Second Deputy by Acclamation
The Shura Council held its first session on Wednesday (December 12, 2018) where the members took the oath and the deputy presidents were elected.
King Issues Royal Decree Banning Shura Council Members from Affiliation to any Political Society
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued on Monday (December 3, 2018) a Royal Order 57/2018 amending some of the provisions of Royal Order 59/2014 defining the criteria of appointment of Shura Council members, effective from the date of its issuance, and to be published in the Official Gazette.
Rashid Bu Najma Appointed as S-G of Council of Representatives, Osama Al-Asfoor as S-G of Shura Council
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decrees 57/2018 and 58/2018 appointing general secretaries of the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council.
Who’s Robbing the Poor? The Official Gazette Answers
Why didn't the King of Bahrain explicitly say that he was the one who passed the law? Why didn’t the official newspapers say that the parliament's call for holding a tax law session was merely a nominal order to enforce the king’s will?
Shura Council Approves VAT Decree, Constitutional Amendment Granting It Right to Question
Bahrain’s appointed Shura Council approved the VAT bill. The council also approved during its first session of the extraordinary session of the fourth legislative session, held on (Sunday) morning, the recommendation of the Parliament's financial and economic affairs in the Shura Council, ratifying decree 47/2018 by approving the GCC States unified agreement of VAT.
AP: Bahrain's House of Representatives Approves Value-Added Tax
Bahrain's House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing for value-added tax to be collected, sending it onto the National Assembly's upper chamber, the Shura Council.
Extraordinary Session for House of Representatives and Shura Council on Sunday to Discuss VAT, Retirement Amendments of MPs, Shura and Municipality Members
A royal order is to be issued today to summon the House of Representatives and Shura Council to convene on Sunday and Tuesday in order to discuss a new constitutional amendment, the Gulf agreement related to the value added tax (VAT) and abolish the retirement of MPs, Shura members and members of municipal councils, according to information.
Fourth legislative Term of Shura and Representatives Councils Ends Starting July 1
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued royal decree number 30 for 2018 ending the fourth session of the fourth legislative term of the Shura and Representatives Councils, starting from Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Parliament Refers Amendments to Municipal Law to Shura Council after Approval
Bahraini House of Representatives passed amendments to the Municipal Law, after discussing the third supplementary report of the Committee of Utilities and the Environment.
Shura Council Agrees to Deny Members and Heads of (Dissolved) Opposition Societies Membership in Social Societies and Clubs
Shura Council approved a bill that deprives members and heads of dissolved opposition political societies from having membership in boards of directors of social societies and clubs.