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Expats. Are we safe?

May 19, 2010


This is a blog post about job security. During a recession, we’re more likely feel unsettled in our jobs. With unemployment rising, its always a fear that you might end up a statistic. If you’re an expat working in the Gulf, the implications of losing your job are worse than at home and yet we […]

If you don’t like it you can just..

May 15, 2010


…leave. You know where the airport is. The stock answer to every expat moan and groan. If you live in the Gulf and you’re not a GCC citizen you’ve probably heard this at least once and if not, you’ve certainly read it in the pages of a local newspaper or on the forum of a […]

You know he’s Bad: MP calls for ban on Jacko concert

May 12, 2010


Not happy with forcing a change of venue from the Bahrain Exhibition Centre to The Diplomat Radisson (and I was told it was for safety reasons), Islamist MP Sheikh Mohammed Khalid Mohammed has called for tomorrow and Friday’s Michael Jackson Tribute concert to be cancelled completely.  “Everyone knows that he is a pimp, child abuser […]

Adam Jones denied a childhood with his mother

May 3, 2010


For anyone unfamiliar with the Adam Jones custody case which has been in the headlines here since last October. This is taken from the ‘Return Adam to his family in Bahrain’ Facebook Group: “10 year old Adam was “abducted” by his Qatari relatives in early October. Adams’ biological father passed away in 2005 & in […]