Gulf Daily News
Thursday, 9th December 2010 15
n Hotel officials and staff at the Press conference
up charity race
FIVE-star hotels in
Bahrain will take part in a
first-of-its-kind waiters’ race
verdict date set
for charity, it was announced
they include the
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain,
sheraton Hotel, Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Diplomat radisson
Blu Hotel, residence and
spa, ritz-Carlton Bahrain
Hotel and spa, Hotel sofitel,
Bahrain and Gulf Hotel.
the event will be held on
January 8, in collaboration
with the Muharraq Charity
A BAHRAINI, held in Thailand By BASMA MOHAMMED and working in a massage parlour in Ministry that proved the man did not Fund and the arad Bay Park
for more than a year for allegedly Bahrain. have a hand in bringing the women to from noon until 4pm.
trafficking women to work as pros- edly forced them into prostitution. A document from the Industry and Bahrain. They state the alleged victims Mövenpick Hotel general
titutes, will learn his fate next week. The defendant’s brother, who wished Commerce Ministry’s commercial reg- were granted visit visas on arrival at manager Heinz Krahenbuhl
Judges at a Thai court adjourned to be identified only as Khalifa, said the istration directorate was submitted by Bahrain International Airport and were said each hotel would have
family was praying he will be found the defence lawyer, which states the never sponsored by the man in Bahrain. two waiters and two wait-
the session, scheduled to take place on innocent and released. “We want him defendant had a building and contract- The man has been held in Bangkok resses, who will compete in
Tuesday to issue a verdict. to return home safe and be among the ing business. prison since November last year and the charity race.
The court will now issue its final family again,” he said. The woman reportedly then diverted was previously handed a one-month Participants have to bal-
decision on December 17 after further The GDN reported last week that the the issue and said the defendant had sentence for trying to commit suicide ance four glasses on a tray
review. man reportedly faced one of his alleged picked her up at Bahrain International inside a cell. filled with water and move
The 27-year-old is accused of being victims in court for the first time during Airport. In response, the defence team Thai officials believe he is part of a through different obstacles
part of an international trafficking ring a hearing. said it was impossible as the man was gang involved in a major prostitution on their way, he told a Press
that lured Thai women to Bahrain with Mr Khalifa earlier said the woman out of Bahrain when she arrived. racket. If convicted, he could face 15 to conference at the hotel in
promises of jobs as masseuses in hotels. claimed his brother was responsible The defence team had also earlier 17 years behind bars. Muharraq.
When they got here, the gang alleg- for forcing her into the flesh trade submitted documents by the Interior email@example.com also present were officials
and staff from the hotels tak-
ing part in the competition.
the teams will be racing
against each other to win the
first title of the best waiter
team in Bahrain, added Mr
“Each of the hotels will
provide five-star catering and
specialities from around the
world at a nominal price to
spectators,” he said.
“the proceedings will
be given to the Muharraq
Charity Fund to support
n Retiring Bapco Refining Division head Saleh Ebrahim Al Arrayed was honoured for 28 years the race will be held at
of service. Division general manager Ebrahim Talib presented him with a gift during a luncheon the arad Bay Park oppo-
attended by colleagues and management. Mr Al Arrayed joined Bapco as trainee accountant before site Bahrain International
working his way through the ranks. Above, Mr Talib, sitting, centre, and Mr Al Arrayed, sitting, fourth
from left, with colleagues and other officials. Left, Mr Talib presents a gift to Mr Al Arrayed.
Entrance is free.
n Bahrain Malayalee Business Forum (BMBF) chairman Dr George Mathew has been honoured for his services to the community.
He was presented with an award by officials from the Kasaragod District Pravasi Association (KDPA). Above, from left, BMBF
secretary Basheer Ambalai, KDPA association secretary Shafi Choorippallam, Co-ordination Committee of Indian Associations
chairman John Iype, association president Satheesh Edaneer, Dr Mathew and association executive members Unni Krishnan
and Mohammed Puzhakkara at the event.