Friday, June 5, 2020

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  • <p>Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa yesterday followed up on the distribution of 3,000 food baskets, as part of the “Your Food at Your Home” initiative launched by Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF), in co-operation with the Interior Ministry. This follows the directives of His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs, National Security Adviser and RHF’s board of trustees chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to support Bahraini families and citizens affected by Covid-19.</p>
    Capital Governor follows up on distribution of food baskets
    04-06-2020 12:10 PM
  • Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa deputised deputy governor Brigadier Isa Thamer Al Dosari to attend the “Your Food at Your Home” drive in Riffa, within the Feena Khair national campaign. The deputy governor reiterated the governorate’s pledge to distribute 200 food baskets to families, residents and expatriate workers.
    'Your Food at Your Home' drive in Riffa
    04-06-2020 12:12 PM
  • Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani yesterday held a remote meeting with executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the Middle East, Sir Tom Beckett. International Affairs Under-Secretary Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa also took part.
    Foreign Minister holds remote meeting with IISS chief
    04-06-2020 12:51 PM
  • Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer yesterday met MP Mohammed Al Bahrani and reviewed topics related to the 12th constituency in the Northern Governorate.
    Topics related to 12th constituency in Northern Governorate reviewed
    04-06-2020 12:14 PM
  • Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday visited Khalifa Town, in the presence of Deputy Governor Brigadier Isa Thamer Al Dossari and other senior officials. Shaikh Khalifa also met citizens virtually and was briefed on their needs in the security, social and service fields.
    Southern Governor visits Khalifa Town
    03-06-2020 09:57 AM
  • Southern Governor visits Khalifa Town
    03-06-2020 09:57 AM
  • <div>A total of 150 Bahraini citizens and students returned to Bahrain from Egypt aboard Gulf Air flight yesterday. </div><div><br></div><div>Ambassador Hisham Al Jowder thanked Egyptian authorities for working throughout Eid Al Fitr holiday to co-ordinate the last flight.</div>
    150 Bahraini citizens and students returned from Egypt
    02-06-2020 01:22 AM
  • <p>Gift cards worth BD1,100 were distributed among members of Special Olympics Bahrain by the Rotary Club of Manama to mark Eid. </p><p>The presentations were made during a &nbsp;special ceremony at Special Olympics Bahrain headquarters attended by club president Khalid Mukhtar, community services head Vinod </p><p>Pais, club services head Tahira &nbsp;Rasti, Special Olympics Bahrain national director Wafika Khalil Jamal, family programme co-ordinator Leila El Sayed, junior players’ programme </p><p>member Markh Shafi’I, player &nbsp;Ahmed Al Hashim and a number of club and Special Olympics Bahrain members.</p>
    Rotary Club of Manama distributes gift cards to mark Eid
    29-05-2020 16:32 PM
  • <p>Students of the Bahrain Indian School - Bhavans celebrated Eid Al Fitr via the school’s online platform. The children shared their artwork while also creating art and craft decorations, greeting cards and lamps. They also shared pictures of themselves in traditional attire. Above and right, the children during the digital Eid celebration.</p>
    Students celebrate Eid Al Fitr via school’s online platform
    28-05-2020 09:44 AM
  • <p>The children during the online Eid celebration</p>
    Students celebrate Eid Al Fitr via school’s online platform
    28-05-2020 09:44 AM
  • <p>His Majesty King Hamad’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, National Security Adviser and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday received the team in charge of the Ramadan TV quiz show Al Sariya, in the presence of Information Affairs Minister Ali Al Rumaihi and Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Ayman Almoayyed. </p><p>He stressed keenness on preserving Bahrain’s long-standing heritage, in line with the directives of His Majesty. He underscored the importance of safeguarding traditional heritage for present and future generations, being a treasure trove and a cherished legacy of fathers and forefathers.</p>
    Shaikh Nasser receives team in charge of Ramadan TV quiz show Al Sariya
    28-05-2020 09:44 AM
  • Students of the New Millennium School-DPS Bahrain celebrated Eid Al Fitr through an online platform. The online exchange of greetings was joyous and colourful as children were in their traditional dresses. The teachers, during the online classes, also explained the importance of Ramadan and the significance of Eid celebrations. Various guided activities like card making, sweet and milkshake making and decoration of Eid souvenirs were also held for the students.
    Students celebrate Eid Al Fitr through online platform
    24-05-2020 08:36 AM
  • Students celebrate Eid Al Fitr through online platform
    24-05-2020 08:36 AM
  • The General Directorate of Traffic has launched a services centre at Wadi Al Sail Mall. It will be open from Sunday to Thursday, 9am-3pm. The office is part of efforts to provide better services for citizens and residents.
    New traffic office at Wadi Al Sail
    04-06-2020 01:11 AM
  • Legal measures were taken against 282 people in Muharraq for failing to wear masks as a mandatory precautionary measure to combat Covid-19. The police also clamped down on 12 shops which did not comply with social distancing. Muharraq Police Directorate carried more than 350 campaigns across the governorate to create awareness among citizens.
    Action against 282 people in Muharraq for not wearing masks
    23-05-2020 00:42 AM
  • The Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry is stepping up inspections at suqs, malls and tailoring and sweet shops to ensure compliance with mandatory measures. Assistant under-secretary for control and resources Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Ashraf said that inspections focus on trading outlets attracting more customers shopping for the Eid. Inspectors also stepped up their efforts at the Central Market to ensure traders provide sufficient quantities of fruit and vegetables without price tampering. A third batch of 100 volunteers have also joined the teams of inspectors, who check compliance with preventive measures – wearing face masks and gloves, social distancing, sanitising and other measures recommended by the Health Ministry.
    Inspections at suqs, malls and tailoring and sweet shops stepped up
    23-05-2020 00:40 AM
  • <p>A total of 30,000 meals were distributed to workers in different areas of the Capital Governorate by AIESEC volunteers in collaboration with the Interior Ministry. The initiative was held under the patronage of Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa and His Majesty’s representative for charity work and youth affairs, National Security Adviser and Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. AIESEC also collaborated with HSBC to deliver 450 Ramadan food packages to needy families across Bahrain. Above, volunteers distributing food aid.</p>
    30,000 meals distributed to workers
    22-05-2020 01:02 AM
  • <p>A package being delivered to a family.</p>
    30,000 meals distributed to workers
    22-05-2020 01:02 AM
  • <p>Food aid being handed out.</p>
    30,000 meals distributed to workers
    22-05-2020 01:02 AM
  • <p>Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group bid farewell to its distribution manager Majeed Kuniyil after 40 years of employment. A ceremony was held at the group’s headquarters in Hoora to mark the occasion. Above, Mr Kuniyil, centre, at the ceremony with managing director Ronnie Middleton, second from right, group director Jubran Abdulrahman, left, finance director Sunny Mathai, second from left, and human resources and administration manager Mohammed Iftekharuddin.</p>
    Farewell to long-serving staff member
    22-05-2020 01:04 AM
  • His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, yesterday chaired a meeting of the Government Executive Committee, held remotely. Latest Covid-19 developments were discussed.
    Covid-19 developments discussed in key meeting
    20-05-2020 01:28 AM
  • <p>A financial donation was made by Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (Basrec) to the Zakat Fund which is under the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry and provides money for projects and initiatives benefiting the under-privileged segments of society. The aid was part of Basrec’s social responsibility and commitment to community support. Above, Basrec human resources and administration manager Narjis Al Moosawi, right, hands over the donation to Zakat Fund resource development head Mohammed Al Jabri, centre, in the presence of an official.</p>
    Basrec donates to Zakat Fund
    20-05-2020 01:31 AM
  • More than 300 food parcels were distributed by a leading global security company, G4S Bahrain. It was delivered to the company’s staff at their accommodation in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and help them especially during Ramadan. “This past few months have been challenging to everyone worldwide,” said the company’s human resource and facility management director Sumaira Yasmin. “Many people struggle to cope with the impact of this pandemic, including our employees who work in the frontlines to continuously provide safety and security to our customer’s premises, staff, and visitors.” Above, the parcels ready to be delivered.
    Ramadan food parcels for company staff
    19-05-2020 00:01 AM
  • <p>Ramadan aid has been delivered to 4,500 needy families in Bahrain as part of a campaign by the Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS). The in-kind assistance was given to eligible families in their homes, instead of inviting them to the society’s headquarters as was the practice every year, as part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The volunteers visited the families in 73 neighbourhoods, villages, cities and governorates. Express Rent a Car loaned 14 cars for free to help in the distribution efforts. BRCS director general and acting general secretary Mubarak Al Hadi praised the volunteers’ dedication and sincerity. Above, a volunteer delivers food to a family.</p>
    4,500 needy families get Ramadan aid
    19-05-2020 00:01 AM
  • <p>Volunteers going through a check list.</p>
    4,500 needy families get Ramadan aid
    19-05-2020 00:01 AM
  • <p>Visiting a family to deliver Ramadan aid.</p>
    4,500 needy families get Ramadan aid
    19-05-2020 00:01 AM
  • <p>A financial donation was made by Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (Basrec) to the Bahrain Philanthropic Society in support of its projects to help the elderly, handicapped, orphans and widows, as well as contribute to the development of the health and educational sectors in Bahraini society. Above, Basrec human resources and administration manager Narjis Almoosawi handing over the donation to society public relations and information officer Abdul Rahman Salman</p>
    Donation to support elderly, handicapped, orphans and widows
    18-05-2020 08:34 AM
  • Staff and students of New Millennium School-DPS Bahrain took part in a virtual ‘Interfaith Prayer for Humanity’. Online prayers were offered to combat the pandemic and help heal the world. The management, principal, staff and students expressed their gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad for his continued support during the crisis. Above, staff and students take part in the online prayers.
    Students take part in virtual ‘Interfaith Prayer for Humanity’
    17-05-2020 09:07 AM
  • <p>Fifty bags of Covid-19 protection kits were distributed to cancer-stricken children by the Bahrain Future Society for Youth’s Smile initiative. The kits include masks, gloves and sanitisers for the children and their families. “Providing this in-kind aid is to help sick children who suffer mainly from a weak immunity system and need special and permanent care as well as extending a helping hand to their families in these difficult circumstances,” said society chairman Sabah Al Zayani. Above, one of the volunteers distributing the kits.&nbsp;</p>
    Fifty bags of Covid-19 protection kits were distributed to cancer-stricken children by the Bahrain Future Society for Youth’s Smile initiative
    15-05-2020 08:58 AM
  • <p>A child receives a kit.</p>
    Fifty bags of Covid-19 protection kits were distributed to cancer-stricken children by the Bahrain Future Society for Youth’s Smile initiative
    15-05-2020 08:58 AM