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 […]

Posted in: Adam Jones Case, Qatar

Caught on camera!

April 28, 2010


My lastest time wasting activity is exploring the world without having to get on a plane… Google Maps’ Street View allows me to whizz around the UK without having to move away from my computer. If there was ever a website that encouraged stalking its this one! Over the last few months Google has been […]

Posted in: Internet

The end is nigh!

April 23, 2010


or maybe its just a dust storm blowing high above our heads. The sun seeps though it, giving the sky an orangy glow. Run your hand along something outside (and later inside if it carries on) and its covered in fine yellow dust. Look at the delivery guy on the bike, you can’t see the […]

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Wish you were here? Is this beach really in Bahrain? Updated 26/4/10

April 21, 2010


I bet you do! If anyone can tell me where this please as I’ve yet to find it… UPDATE 26/4/10: Bahrain Taxi picked this story up on the 21st April when it was already doing the rounds on Twitter and didn’t originate here before anyone asks. It seems to have finally reached the front page […]

Posted in: tourism

The tale of Tilly’s and people with too much time on their hands

April 20, 2010


Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll pick up a copy of the Gulf Daily News and flick straight through to the letters page as I know it always raises a smile. There aren’t many outlets for public frustration, I’ve yet to hear a phone-in show in the style US talk radio  for example. Can you imagine […]

Poor Les Horton

April 20, 2010


While I think ‘Why Bahrain Sucks’ is one of the most honest, no holds barred blogs about Bahrain and I love it, I have to say “PLEASE BE GENTLER TO POOR LES!” While I am no fan of the GDN I will defend poor old Les Horton as it is the organisation he works for […]

New look Taxi!

April 19, 2010


I got off to a good start in January and then I blew it again. Having to trawl through spam comments and nothing else gets me down, I give up, I spend all my internet time on Facebook and then three months later I log back onto this blog and I actually have some real […]

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Dear Radio Bahrain…

January 6, 2010


‘The Beat of the Gulf’, that’s what you like to call yourself. The only beating I can hear is the sound of my head against a brick wall when I listen to you. Oh, and there’s ‘The Gulf’s Number One’ that ‘Number One Shit Radio Station’? Why or why is Radio Bahrain pure FAIL?? Is […]

Two very different Karbabads

January 4, 2010


Here’s a photo of Karbabad beach over the Eid Al Adha break in November: and on New Years Day: So what happened to the shack and the fishing boats? It was a very windy day on January 1st and the tide was certainly high. Since Eid Al Adha we’ve had a lot of stormy weather […]

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