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NEWS WRAP: Appeal planned against debt waiver

Bahrain News
Thu, 24 May 2018
GDN Online Desk

A GOVERNMENT body plans to appeal against a court’s decision to waive a debt of more than BD20,000, which is allegedly owed by a private school.

The court verdict was based on illegible documents submitted by a lawyer representing the Jaffari Waqf (Endowment) Directorate, which overseas Shi’ite places of worship and public property.

However, an appeal hearing has been scheduled for June 10 in an attempt to recoup BD24,700 from the school in Bani Jamra, which is already facing eviction.

“We have already won a verdict to have the school evicted from its premises and will enforce an Execution Court order soon,” said the directorate in a statement.

“There is another dispute involving an empty plot used for car parking and we are owed BD24,700.

“The appeal is set for June 10 following a mistake by one of our lawyers, who presented unclear photocopies as evidence of the lease agreement.”


MoU signed for real estate course
MANAMA: Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding, by which training courses for real estate and sales agents will be held as part of the RERA Continuous Professional Development programmes.
RERA chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said RERA chiefly focuses on ensuring that real estate service providers render effective and professional services. 

Charity report
The Sunni Endowments Directorate’s charity works department issued its annual charity report for last year.
Chairman Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Hajiri said that the charity projects embody the directorate’s efforts to strengthen solidarity among citizens.
Last year, the directorate focused on activities and projects that benefited needy families, and took part in a number of training sessions to enhance its personnel’s skills.

Film workshop
A SHORT film making workshop for women is being organised by the Indian Ladies Association on Saturday.
To be conducted by experienced filmmaker and actor Raveendran, ‘Walk Away With Your Own Film’ will explore the art of visual story-telling and the fundamental aspects of short film making.
For more details, contact 38872702 or 36310050.

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