Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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  • <p>Hussain Alfadhul has won the grand prize of a 2019 Toyota Yaris in a raffle draw organised by Lebanon Trade Centre (LTC). It was held as part of LTC’s Shop and Win promotion. Five other winners received LTC shopping vouchers. Above, LTC general manager Hasab Hamid, left, presents Mr Alfadhul with his prize.</p>
    Lebanon Trade Centre raffle draw winner named
    04-10-2019 15:02 PM
  • <p>A delegation representing the Kuwait Cultural Office was hosted by the Royal University for Women (RUW) at its West Riffa campus. Collaboration between RUW and Kuwait in various aspects including partnership with Kuwaiti universities, cultural events and academic co-operation were discussed. The delegation included cultural office head professor Abdullah Al Kandari and fellow representatives Manal Khalil and Abd Al Hameed, while RUW acting president Dr David Stewart was present with other officials. The delegation also met Kuwaiti students at RUW. Above, Dr Stewart, centre, with the delegates and RUW officials.</p>
    Kuwait Cultural Office team at RUW campus
    04-10-2019 14:55 PM
  • <p>Indians and Bahrainis participated in a clean- up drive at Karbabad beach yesterday.</p>
<p>The event Swachhata Hi Seva, a cleanliness inititaive was organised by the Indian Embassy to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.</p>
<p>Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha took part in the event and delievered the message of reducing consumption of single-use plastic bags.</p>
    Clean- up drive at Karbabad beach
    03-10-2019 09:06 AM
  • Clean- up drive at Karbabad beach
    03-10-2019 09:06 AM
  • <p>Bahrain’s ambassador to the UK Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa visited Manchester where he met the Lord Mayor, Councillor Abid Latif Chohan, at the headquarters of the Provincial Council.&nbsp;</p><div>They discussed historic relations and ways of boosting investment between Bahrain and Manchester, especially with the emergence of new construction projects.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Shaikh Fawaz also visited the British Islamic Heritage Centre.</div>
    Bahrain’s ambassador to UK visits Manchester
    03-10-2019 09:08 AM
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    Bahrain’s ambassador to UK visits Manchester
    03-10-2019 09:08 AM
  • <p>BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received former British chief-of-staff Lord David Richard.</p>
<p>He hailed historic ties and stressed Bahrain&rsquo;s keenness to strengthen relations.</p>
<p>The commander-in-chief also received Sudanese Ambassador Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hassan Ahmed.</p>
<p>The envoy was accompanied by a delegation from Numeiri Higher Military Academy at Sudan&rsquo;s Defence Ministry, headed by assistant director for academic affairs Major General Abu Bakr Isa Al Noor.</p>
    BDF Commander-in-Chief meets British chief-of-staff and Sudanese Ambassador
    03-10-2019 09:11 AM
  • BDF Commander-in-Chief meets British chief-of-staff and Sudanese Ambassador
    03-10-2019 09:11 AM
  • <p>The Premier&rsquo;s adviser Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa last night attended a reception to mark German Unity Day at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa.&nbsp;</p>
<div>Ambassador Kai Boeckmann and his wife, Samira Rofa, welcomed diplomats, ministers, MPs and dignitaries at the event.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>It was held on the eve of the Day of German Unity, the National Day of Germany that is observed today to commemorate the anniversary of German reunification in 1990.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Shaikh Salman and Ambassador Boeckmann cut the cake in the presence of dignitaries to mark the occasion.&nbsp;</div>
    German Unity Day celebrations
    03-10-2019 09:12 AM
  • <p><i>People enjoy the traditional feast.</i></p>
<p>More than 700 people enjoyed a traditional Onam sadhya (feast) at Delmon International Hotel.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The annual festival in Kerala, India, marks the end of monsoon and the arrival of the harvest season.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>The event was organised by the hotel.&nbsp;</div>
    Onam feast at Delmon International Hotel
    03-10-2019 09:13 AM
  • <p>Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday received dignitaries, senior Interior Ministry officials and officers, as well as media personnel at his weekly majlis.&nbsp;</p>
<div>He affirmed that Southern Governorate is constantly co-operating with relevant government departments to follow up on infrastructure projects in Isa Town and other regions.</div>
    Southern Governor weekly majlis
    03-10-2019 09:18 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, yesterday met UK Defence Senior Adviser to the Middle East Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer at Gudaibiya Palace. He highlighted long-standing ties between Bahrain and the UK, noting the advanced level of co-operation in promoting regional security and stability. The meeting was attended by Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dheyab bin Saqer Al Noaimi.</p>
    Crown Prince reviews UK defence ties
    02-10-2019 01:13 AM
  • <p>Alba, one of Bahrain’s leading champions on safety, was a key participant of the 7th edition of Global HSE Conference and Exhibition 2019 being held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa inaugurated the event, held under the theme “Efficiency, Resilience and Sustainability”. Alba’s acting chief executive Ali Al Baqali and director of safety, health and environment Mohammed Khalil Saeed welcomed the minister at the Alba stand.</p>
    Alba participates in Global HSE Conference
    02-10-2019 00:33 AM
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    Alba participates in Global HSE Conference
    02-10-2019 00:33 AM
  • Achievements and plans of the Gulf Downstream Association, a non-profit association providing a platform to help promote knowledge sharing in the downstream oil and gas industry, were discussed during the third quarterly board meeting, as well as the annual and extraordinary general assemblies on the same day. The association’s chairman Suleman Al Bargan, financial secretary and board member Ebrahim Talib and board member Jasem Al Sayegh welcomed the senior representatives who attended.
    Focus on achievements and plans of Gulf Downstream Association
    02-10-2019 00:29 AM
  • <p>An exhibition by artist Lamees Alhassar, titled ‘Between Cities and Shores’, opened last night at Studio 244, in Arad. The exhibition aims to spread Ms Alhassar’s message of positive change, optimism and inner peace. Half of the proceeds from sales of her paintings will be donated to the Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled. Jointly hosted by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca) and the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), the exhibition is open to the public and will run until October 15, from 4pm to 8pm. Above, Ms Alhassar explaining her work to SCE chief executive Dr Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina and Baca arts and culture director Shaikha Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.&nbsp;</p>
    Exhibition by artist Lamees Alhassar
    02-10-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>Visitors to the exhibition.</p>
    Exhibition by artist Lamees Alhassar
    02-10-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday received US Ambassador Justin Siberell and praised a solid strategic partnership binding the nations, which “has contributed to achieving their interests and benefits across various fields”. The Premier also underlined the kingdom’s keenness to broaden co-operation by increasing investments and invigorating trade exchange by supporting the efforts of the private sector.</p>
    Premier receives US Ambassador
    01-10-2019 00:15 AM
  • <p>A ‘Discover Ethiopia’ festival was hosted by the Ethiopian Honorary Consulate at the&nbsp; InterContinental Regency Bahrain. The event was attended by Ethiopian Embassy in Kuwait third secretary Martha Assefa and featured a live Ethiopian coffee ceremony, Ethiopian cuisine, and presentations on tourist attractions. Above, a demonstration of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony.</p>
    ‘Discover Ethiopia’ festival
    01-10-2019 00:30 AM
  • <p>Ethiopian made items on display at the event.</p>
    ‘Discover Ethiopia’ festival
    01-10-2019 00:30 AM
  • <p>Three portable echocardiogram machines have been donated by the Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) to the Shaikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre. The BD92,000 initiative emphasises Cineco’s commitment to social responsibility towards all segments of the society. Present at the handover ceremony were Cineco director Jehad Yusuf Amin and chief administrative officer Karima Farhad along with officials from the Bahrain Royal Medical Services. Cineco board chairman Dr Esam Abdulla Fakhro and managing director and chief executive officer Ahmed A Rashed AlBastaki were also present at the ceremony. Above, Ms Farhad, right, and Mr Amin, second from right, with officials from Bahrain Royal Medical Services.</p>
    Cineco donates portable echocardiogram machines
    01-10-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>Royal Guard Commander Major-General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday received Lt-Gen Sir John Lorimer and discussed co-operation in military field through joint exercises. Royal Guard Special Force commander Lieutenant Colonel Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa attended.</p>
    Co-operation in military field discussed
    01-10-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received UK Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer. BDF Chief-of-Staff Lt-Gen Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi attended.</p>
    BDF chief receives UK defence adviser
    01-10-2019 00:32 AM
  • <p>A major conference on innovation and excellence in healthcare accreditation will be held in Bahrain next year. An agreement paving the way for the event was signed by National Health Regulatory Authority chief executive Dr Mariam Al Jalahma and Checklist for Conventions and Trade Shows chief executive Hassan Hassani yesterday. The event will be held at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain from April 19 to 21 and address topics including compliance, accreditation, quality and patient safety. Above, Dr Al Jalahma, second from left, and Mr Hassani, right, after signing the agreement</p>
    Conference set on innovation and excellence in healthcare accreditation
    01-10-2019 00:48 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday met newly-appointed Moroccan Ambassador Mustapha Benkhayi and Sri Lankan Ambassador Pradeepa Saram. The Crown Prince highlighted the importance of further strengthening relations and co-operation with Morocco and Sri Lanka across various sectors. He wished Mr Benkhayi and Ms Saram success in their new diplomatic role. They also discussed regional and international issues of common interest.</p>
    Crown Prince meets new envoys
    30-09-2019 01:13 AM
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    Crown Prince meets new envoys
    30-09-2019 01:13 AM
  • <p>An event to develop the Bahraini labour market began yesterday at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa. The second Career Empowerment Week (CEW) continues until Thursday and focuses on opportunities related to the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. It is held under the patronage of Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan and organised by Golden Trust Training and Consultancy. Above, Mr Humaidan being honoured by organisers.</p>
    Career Empowerment Week to develop Bahraini labour market
    30-09-2019 01:17 AM
  • <p>Participants at the event.</p>
    Career Empowerment Week to develop Bahraini labour market
    30-09-2019 01:17 AM
  • <p>Saudi Arabia’s National Day was celebrated at Saar Mall. It was held under the patronage of Northern Governor Ali Al Asfoor, who attended along with Saudi Embassy representative Hala Alwahed, Ramada by Wyndham Manama City Centre executive director Dr Adel Bukhowah, Bokhowa Group managing director Riyadh Bokhowa and human resources director Mohammed Bokhowa. Guests included members of the Bahraini and Saudi communities. Above, Mr Riyadh Bokhowa, third from left, Mr Al Asfoor, fourth from left, Ms Alwahed, fifth from left, and Dr Bukhowah, sixth from left, with other guests at the event.</p>
    Saudi National Day celebrations
    30-09-2019 00:15 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday underlined the government’s keenness to encourage investments and diversify sources of revenues to fast-track development and ensure stability and sustainable economic growth. He was speaking as he received at Gudaibiya Palace Royal Family members and senior officials. He discussed local and international issues, lauding the one-family spirit characterising the Bahraini community. The Prime Minister affirmed that current global challenges require joint action to promote growth and preserve hard-won achievements.</p>
    Government’s keenness to encourage investments underlined
    30-09-2019 00:00 AM