A few days ago in the GDN:
"We live in a highly competitive world, which means we need to fight harder for visitors, investment and business opportunities.
"We must not lose sight of what makes Bahrain authentic and unique. We must be clear about who and what we are."
Shaikh Mohammed was speaking at the launch of the Brand Positioning Strategy for the Kingdom of Bahrain, at the Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort yesterday.
Yes, we're trying to promote a strong image of Bahrain, make it more attractive to foreigners, to investors, to everyone else..
So we go and do this:
BAHRAIN's hotels are facing their toughest Ramadan restrictions ever after being banned for the first time from even offering room service during daylight hours, it emerged yesterday.
A circular issued to hotels on September 3 also banned live music and the sale of alcohol during Ramadan, which begins today.
This is the third year running that hotels have faced a total alcohol ban after previously being allowed to serve guests during Ramadan once the sun went down.
However, this year is the first time hotels have been ordered not to serve any food to any guests before sunset.
Ok, we understand the point of no alcohol. But now you're banning hotels from serving their customer any food at all?
Oh man, I can just see it; that foreign investor on a visit to Bahrain, deciding whether he should invest millions into our country, walking back to his $1,000 a night Ritz-Carlton suite carrying a bag of groceries, about to make himself a cheese sandwich because he's starving and can't order room service.