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Bahrain steps up crackdown on illegal workers

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has unveiled plans to step up inspections at trade, industrial and tourism establishments as part of efforts to address the issue of illegal workers, a report said. LMRA chief executiv

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Tighter clamp urged on expat hiring in Bahrain

Businesses in Bahrain that close within three months of starting operations should face tougher penalties as part of a crackdown on the illegal visa black market, according to a foreign diplomat. Bangladesh Ambassador K M Mominur

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Bahrain plans new crackdown on free visa racket

A new crackdown on Bahrain's illegal visa black market is due to commence within a matter of weeks, a report said. Tens of thousands of foreign workers in Bahrain are thought to be working in the country illegally, reported th

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Bahrain allows expats to hire domestic help

Bahrain has introduced new rules allowing expatriates in the kingdom to legally employ domestic workers in a move to end the housemaid visa black market, a report said. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has changed the

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Bahrain sees surge in unpaid maid cases

A total of 16 housemaids have been given sanctuary at a women's shelter in Bahrain in the last four weeks, making it the highest figure recorded within eight months, a report said. However, the 'unusual surge' at the M

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New multilingual hotline for workers in Bahrain

Dedicated hotlines to help low-income migrant workers in Bahrain will soon be launched in up to five languages. The initiative, spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), will be up and running by mid-August and will

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New rules to protect foreign workers in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has introduced new rules for recruitment agencies, which will require them to deposit BD10,000 ($26,500) in a bank account for dealing with problems involving foreign workers.

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5.1pc jump in expat employment in Bahrain

Employment growth among expatiates in Bahrain went up by 5.1 per cent, a report said, adding that the number of jobs rose from 488,979 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 514,156 in the fourth quarter last year. The number of Bahrain

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LMRA issues expat fees deadline

A fresh crackdown has been launched on companies that refuse to pay monthly fees to employ foreign workers in Bahrain. Businesses have been given four weeks to pay outstanding money owed to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (

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Sim cards for expat workers in Bahrain

Expat workers arriving in Bahrain from January 1 will be given a free mobile Sim card with BD1 ($2.6) credit, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced yesterday. The scheme, a joint venture between the LMRA and tele

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