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MANAMA: The Premier yesterday praised the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (BCCI) role as a key partner in the kingdom's development and progress.

He paid tribute to successive generations of loyal merchants and traders who helped the homeland prosper.

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BCCI pillar of the economy

MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday attended Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (BCCI) diamond jubilee celebrations in Beit Al Tijjar.

Gas prices increase today

MANAMA: Companies will pay more for gas from today, the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) announced yesterday.

Chaos as ministers fail to show up...

PARLIAMENT's weekly meeting descended into chaos yesterday as MPs expressed anger at government ministers for failing to show up to face questions about alleged "squandering" of public money.

200 catering jobs for F1...

MORE than 200 temporary catering jobs are set to be created by this year's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bus driver 'knew of bomb suitcase'

A BUS driver allegedly knew that a suitcase containing bomb-making equipment, including 140 detonators, was on board as he drove passengers to Bahrain across the King Fahad Causeway.

Pledge to monitor workers' housing

ACTIVISTS have pledged to set up a watchdog to monitor the implementation of new rules regulating labour accommodation in Bahrain.

Pledge to probe drivers' claims

DIPLOMATS have vowed to intervene amid claims that more than 50 Indian bus drivers have lost their jobs.

MP in call to liberate Iran-occupied UAE islands

A SENIOR Bahraini MP has called for the launch of an "Operation Decisive Storm 2" to liberate three UAE islands occupied by Iran.

Make sickle cell report public!

A CAMPAIGNER is calling for the findings of a report into sickle cell anaemia treatment in Bahrain to be made public.

Death sentence for murderers

TWO people have been sentenced to death for killing a Bangladeshi man, stuffing his body in a suitcase and burying him in an under-construction housing development.

Master Plan is defended by official

WORKS, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Essam Khalaf has defended perceived inconsistencies in Bahrain's Master Plan 2030, which outlines the country's future development.

Bahrain backs Syria aid push

FINANCE Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa yesterday attended the third international donors' conference for Syria in Kuwait.

Kindergartens warned

KINDERGARTENS in Bahrain have been ordered to follow rules on private educational and training establishments.

New natural gas prices 'will not affect people'

THE new prices of natural gas, which come into effect today, will not affect people as they will apply to industrial plants only, National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) said yesterday.

Firemen put out blaze in makeshift storage

FIREMEN put out a blaze that broke out in Gudaibiya yesterday afternoon.

Date set for verdict in farm scheme corruption case

A DATE has been set for a verdict in the trial of two allegedly corrupt officials accused of profiting from a scheme designed to support young Bahraini farmers.

Royal greetings

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday hailed BCCI's pioneering role in spearheading the kingdom's trade and industrial development and strengthening the pillars of the national economy.

Improved visa rules set to benefit visitors

BAHRAIN'S new visa policy, which was implemented last year has attracted more than 2,300 visitors from 36 countries, according to latest figures released yesterday.

Debating team selected

ST Christopher's School in Isa Town has selected a team of students who will represent Bahrain at the World Schools Debating Championships in Singapore this August.

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