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  • The Bahrain British Business Forum (BBBF) in collaboration with the British Embassy jointly hosted the annual Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Night event at the British Embassy Gardens. Bahrain International Circuit chief executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa attended as the VIP guest speaker. Also present were BBBF chairman Khalid Al Zayani and British Ambassador Roddy Drummond. The event, sponsored by Bahrain International Circuit, Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover, Gulf Brands International and British Airways, was attended by over 160 BBBF members. During the night, two British Airways World Traveller Plus tickets to the UK and 14 tickets to the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix were raffled among the guests.
    BBBF and British Embassy host Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Night
    28-02-2020 10:12 AM
  • A familiarisation meeting on tourism in Bahrain has been held by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA). It was attended by a delegation of the Arab Tourism Organisation and tour guides in the country, where BTEA chief executive Nader Almoayyed delivered an introductory speech. The event was held under the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs, A Better Future for All’ as part of the celebrations for Arab Tourism Day, and the selection of Manama as the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020. Above, officials during the meeting.
    BTEA meeting on bolstering tourism
    28-02-2020 09:47 AM
  • More than 250 people visited the International Student Network College Fair 2020 held at Wyndham Grand Hotel, Bahrain Bay. Admissions representatives of more than 10 American universities provided students, parents, and school counsellors information on academic programmes, financial aid opportunities, the admissions process, and American campus life. Above, US Embassy chargé d’affaires Margaret Nardi opens the fair.
    Tips for students on American universities
    28-02-2020 10:09 AM
  • The Area 5 Toastmasters held its annual contest at Al Ayam Media Centre, Budaiya in the presence of district and area officials, guests and officials. Contestants who progressed to the division-level competition, which will be held on March 6 at the British University of Bahrain, The Atrium Mall, Saar, are: Evaluation – Roshan Lewis and Daisy Cervanties; Humorous – Abdul Nabi Al Wardi and Hari Kumar; Table Topic – Wisley Britanico Rait and Mr Lewis; International Speech – Mr Rait and Amor Dela Cruz. Above, the winners, from left, Mr Lewis, Mr Kumar, Mr Al Wardi, Ms Cruz, Mr Rait and Ms Cervanties.
    Area 5 Toastmasters annual contest winners honoured
    28-02-2020 10:05 AM
  • <p>The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme (CPISP) has concluded its training programme for students taking part in the Group 21 candidacy programme. The training period comprises part of the selection process for candidates applying for one of CPISP’s 10 annual scholarships. CPISP director Dr Cynthia Gessling praised the hard work, dedication, and performance demonstrated by students during the training, which began last summer in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). Dr Gessling presented certificates of achievement to the training programme participants, which came at the end of a specially organised training day dedicated to developing team-building skills. Above, students who took part in the training programme with officials.</p>
    Training programme for CPISP students concludes
    27-02-2020 11:21 AM
  • BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received Board of Trustees chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions Shaikh Ibrahim bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
    BDF chief receives AAOIFI board chairman
    27-02-2020 11:25 AM
  • Lukoil, one of the top global brands of automotive and marine lubricants, felicitated Y K Almoayyed and Sons, its sole distributor in Bahrain, to mark five years of successful partnership in the country. Y K Almoayyed and Sons chairman Farouk Almoayyed received the award from Lukoil Middle East, Asia and Africa managing director June Manoharan in the presence of officials from both sides.
    Lukoil marks 5 years of partnership with Y K Almoayyed & Sons
    27-02-2020 11:15 AM
  • <p>A business networking luncheon that focused on Economic Development Board (EDB)’s approach to foreign direct investment and the transition to a digital economy was organised by the American Chamber of Commerce – Bahrain (AmCham Bahrain) and Al Tamimi and Company. During the event held at the Jumeirah Royal Saray, EDB senior adviser for investment promotion Dr Simon Galpin delivered a presentation on how the EDB is focusing on specific sectors, like education and health care, attracting SMEs and startups, and future policy initiatives.</p>
    Business networking luncheon
    27-02-2020 11:09 AM
  • Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) chief executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa treated the BIC staff members who competed in the 24-hour final round of the 2019-2020 Bahrain Karting Enduro Championship (BKEC) to a hearty breakfast. BIC COO Fayez Ramzy Fayez was also on hand, along with a majority of the group that competed in the race, which was held recently at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir. The BIC team included Jassim Marhoon, Mohamed Juma, Sara Kanian, Salman Kanian, Mohamed Isa, Ali AbduAlnabi, Khalid Al Hubaishi and Ahmed Falmarzi. They completed 1,067 laps in the race. The BIC Corporate squad featured Royden Giles, Faten Amin, Nigel Dias, Riyanna D’Souza, Amal Moosa, Sunil Chadhuray, Phani Shanker, Mecwyan Castelino and Donald Castelino. They finished the event with a total of 1,009 laps
    Breakfast treat for BIC staff who took part in karting challenge
    27-02-2020 11:40 AM
  •  Bahrain-based Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has joined the list of sponsors supporting Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s initiative to build dozens of football  stadiums around the kingdom. Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Ayman bin Tawfiq Almoayyed signed an agreement in this regard with SCB chief executive officer Abdulla Abdulrazaq Bukhowa. The minister stressed the importance of the initiative which aims to revive playgrounds in old neighbourhoods across Bahrain. Bukhowa expressed his bank’s pride in sponsoring the scheme and supporting the sports and youth sectors in Bahrain
    Standard Chartered Bank joins list to sponsor football stadiums
    27-02-2020 11:29 AM
  • BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday inspected several BDF units.
    BDF chief inspects BDF units
    28-02-2020 10:18 AM
  • Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa yesterday met Arab League’s Arab Tourism Organisation chairman Dr Bandar bin Fahd Al Fahid. The meeting was attended by Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Alzayani and Public Security chief Tariq Al Hassan.
    Interior minister meets Arab tourism chief
    28-02-2020 10:16 AM
  • Tasheelat Car Leasing Company has won a lease contract from Batelco. This is the second time that Tasheelat has won the contract. The fleet of vehicles includes Honda City and CR-V cars. At the official signing of the lease contract, Batelco was represented by chief human resources officer Faisal Al Jalahma whereas Tasheelat Car Leasing Company was represented by general manager Ripin Mehta, among others.
    Batelco lease contract for Tasheelat
    28-02-2020 10:14 AM
  • National Security Adviser and Royal Guard Commander Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday patronised a graduation ceremony for a special new recruits session. Royal Guard Special Force Commander Lieutenant Colonel Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa attended. Major General Shaikh Nasser presented the graduates and top achievers with certificates and prizes of appreciation. Deputy Royal Guard Commander Major General Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi and senior Royal Guard officers also attended.
    Shaikh Nasser patronises graduation ceremony
    26-02-2020 10:52 AM
  • Shaikh Nasser patronises graduation ceremony
    26-02-2020 10:52 AM
  • Labour Market Regulatory Authority chief executive and National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons chairman Ausamah Al Absi held an emergency meeting to discuss procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This follows Cabinet directives to enhance government measures to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents, and is within the framework of the national campaign to combat Covid-19. Educational short text messages have been sent to all migrant workers in the commercial and domestic sector in several languages on the need to undergo medical examinations immediately.
    LMRA meet on tackling coronavirus
    26-02-2020 10:55 AM
  • His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday received Pakistani Ambassador Afzaal Mahmood and hailed solid relations and growing co-operation.
    Solid Pakistan relations hailed
    26-02-2020 10:19 AM
  • Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday inspected a number of service and development projects in Khalifa Town and was updated about work progress. He said that the Khalifa Town Health Centre would deliver the best health and social services according to world standards. He highlighted the importance of completing the construction of Al Dur Hall to enhance social rapprochement. The Governor also inspected infrastructure and roads projects to ensure they are progressing according to schedule.
    Projects in Khalifa Town inspected
    26-02-2020 10:16 AM
  • <p>Bahrain International Circuit announced yesterday the opening of its stand at The Avenues Bahrain as the days count down to the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020.</p>
<p>The stand is located in front of gate number one (Harbor Gate). It will be open daily between 9.30am and 10pm on weekdays and between 9.30am and midnight from Thursdays to Saturdays. At the stand, fans will be able to purchase their tickets for the Grand Prix as well as all sorts of BIC and Formula 1 merchandise and memorabilia.</p>
<p>There is also a Virtual Reality game and a kids&rsquo; colouring area for visitors to enjoy.</p>
    Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 countdown
    26-02-2020 00:34 AM
  • <p>A workshop on key investor relations themes in 2020 was held yesterday at Bahrain Bourse. Attended by more than 30 representatives from listed companies along with Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) Bahrain chapter members, the event highlighted shareholder activism, growing importance of environmental and social governance, gender equality and compensation, rapid digitalisation and passive investment. It also featured a panel discussion session including Zain Bahrain director of communications and investor relations Shaikh Abdulla bin Khaled Al Khalifa and 3BL Associates co-founder and executive chairwoman Leena Al Olaimy. The discussion was moderated by MEIRA general manager John Gollifer.</p>
    Workshop on key investor relations
    25-02-2020 10:03 AM
  • <p>Constitutional Court president Shaikh Khalifa bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa received British Ambassador Roderick Drummond.</p>
<p>They discussed long-standing Bahrain-UK relations and on-going co-operation in various fields.</p>
    Constitutional Court president receives British Ambassador
    25-02-2020 00:02 AM
  • <p>Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani received Pakistan&rsquo;s Ambassador Afzaal Mahmood, who presented a letter to His Majesty King Hamad from Prime Minister Imran Khan inviting him to visit Pakistan.</p>
    Foreign Minister receives Pakistan’s Ambassador
    25-02-2020 00:02 AM
  • His Majesty King Hamad yesterday sent a cable of congratulations to Emperor Naruhito of Japan on his birthday. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, sent similar cables to Emperor Naruhito. The King wished him abundant health and happiness on the occasion. His Royal Highness the Prime Minister deputised Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa to attend a reception marking the birthday. Japanese Ambassador Hideki Ito hosted the ceremony at The Ritz Carlton, Bahrain, in the presence of senior officials, members of the diplomatic corps and guests. Shaikh Khalifa conveyed greetings from the Premier to the Japanese emperor, wishing him abundant health and happiness and his people further progress and prosperity. He also commended strong relations binding Bahrain and Japan, based on mutual respect. He stressed Bahrain’s keenness to strengthen co-operation.
    Japanese Emperor's birthday celebrations
    24-02-2020 11:00 AM
  • <p>Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer yesterday announced the handover of keys of the Al Nuaimat Neighbourhood (Riyadh Askar) project at Khalifa Town.</p>
<p>This followed an order by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to distribute 5,000 housing units, in line with royal directives.</p>
    Handover of keys of Al Nuaimat Neighbourhood (Riyadh Askar) announced
    24-02-2020 01:54 AM
  • <p>Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi honoured winners of the first national chess competition.</p>
<p>The Gifted Students&rsquo; Centre organised the contest in co-operation with Bahrain Chess Academy and Bahrain Association for Mind and Electronic Games.</p>
<p>A total of 218 students from public and private schools took part.</p>
    Winners of first national chess competition honoured
    24-02-2020 01:55 AM
  • <p>Saar Club hosted a cultural and sports ceremony &ldquo;Injaz&rdquo; and honoured all those who achieved sporting success recently.</p>
<p>Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs Ayman bin Tawfiq Almoayyed patronised the event and honoured the achievers.</p>
<p>The event was also attended by Northern Governor Ali bin Al Sheikh Abdulhussein Al Asfoor and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and Bahrain Table Tennis chairperson Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa and other officials.</p>
    Saar Club hosts cultural and sports ceremony 'Injaz'
    24-02-2020 00:02 AM
  • <p>Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Alzayani met Somali Trade and Industry Minister Abdullah Ali Hassan and his accompanying delegation who are on an official visit to Bahrain.</p>
<p>Bilateral relations and ways of consolidating co-operation in all fields in addition to issues of common interest were reviewed.</p>
<p>The Somali minister and his delegation visited Bahrain Investors Centre, Precious Metals and Gemstone Testing Centre and Bahrain Bourse, and were briefed on the ministry&rsquo;s services and facilities provided to customers and investors.</p>
    Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister met Somali Trade and Industry Minister
    24-02-2020 00:02 AM
  • <p>Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan yesterday inaugurated the Entrepreneurship Training Centre at Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.</p>
<p>The opening ceremony was attended by Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises Society honorary president Farouk Almoayyed, Labour Fund (Tamkeen) chief executive Dr Ebrahim Janahi and senior officials.</p>
    Labour and Social Development Minister inaugurates Entrepreneurship Training Centre
    24-02-2020 00:02 AM
  • <p>Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani yesterday met National Institution for Human Rights chairperson Maria Khoury and vice chairperson Khalid Abdulaziz Al Shaer.</p>
<p>He commended the role of the watchdog in promoting respect for human rights, one of the main pillars of Bahrain&rsquo;s development.</p>
    Foreign Minister met National Institution for Human Rights chairperson
    24-02-2020 00:02 AM
  • Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities president Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa yesterday met Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and stressed the importance of exerting efforts to boost the economy, highlighting the role of culture.
    Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities president met Finance and National Economy Minister
    24-02-2020 00:02 AM