Last chance for ‘illegals’

By MANDEEP SINGH,  Posted on » Wednesday, April 01, 2009

EXPATRIATES who have failed to regularise their visas due to a backlog of cases at the Health Ministry will be given one last chance to become legal, officials have declared.

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ali Radhi said officials had received hundreds of calls from people saying they were given appointments for medical examinations weeks after the expiry of yesterday’s government deadline. Continue reading

Expats ‘no threat to job security’


BAHRAINIS have nothing to fear about the continuing influx of migrant workers to the country, a leading Pakistani researcher said yesterday.

Dr Ijaz Shafi Gilani, who served as an adviser to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 1991 to 1993, said the perception that expatriates were a threat to national culture and job security was mistaken.

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Update workers’ data firms urged


COMPANIES in Bahrain have been urged to update the data of their expatriate employees with Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) before Monday.

The call came from LMRA acting public relations and e-services manager Waheed Balushi, who said the response from the companies had been very slow, despite repeated appeals.

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