Life as a low-paid worker

Workers resting at midday on the fourth floor of a city centre building siteHere is an excellent report, giving a graphic description of life for ex-pats on the building sites: WHILE several construction sites in the heart of Doha continue to flout the orders banning labourers from working outdoors between 11.30am to 3pm – regarded […]

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Good news on Labour Camp front

The recent raids by inspectors of the Labour Departments on labour camps in the Industrial Area outsiide Doha, the capital of Qatar, has prompted several employers to upgrade accommodation facilities of their workers while redressing problems such as poor hygiene in kitchens and toilets. Workers in the Industrial Area have called upon the Labour Department […]

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Good news on Labour Camp front

The recent raids by inspectors of the Labour Departments on labour camps in the Industrial Area outsiide Doha, the capital of Qatar, has prompted several employers to upgrade accommodation facilities of their workers while redressing problems such as poor hygiene in kitchens and toilets. Workers in the Industrial Area have called upon the Labour Department […]

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Sunset over building site

A typical view here – cranes, exposed building sites, and the yellow ball of fire called the sun.

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What Lawrence of Arabia had to say

Was glancing at Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence again and fear I may have been too dismissive in an earlier entry. He may not be up there with Joyce and Eliot, but he did have something. In between the endless treks across the desert and the many descriptions of sand in all its […]

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What Lawrence of Arabia had to say

Was glancing at Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence again and fear I may have been too dismissive in an earlier entry. He may not be up there with Joyce and Eliot, but he did have something. In between the endless treks across the desert and the many descriptions of sand in all its […]

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