May I thank the GDN for the excellent article on the plight of Manama fishermen who face being driven off their jetties as a result of "multi-billion dinar investments" (April 21).
Why was the coastline in question sold to "private investors" when it is clearly needed for the livelihoods of many Bahrainis?
At the very least, special dispensation should have been given for fishermen to have access to the sea. But no, instead, these billionaire private investors call in their police to forcibly remove the fishermen, destroying their lives and livelihoods as easily as brushing crumbs from their Savile Row suits.
Surely these VIPs, with their "multi-billion dinar investments", could afford to give the poor fishermen a break? Apparently not: they want to keep every last dinar for themselves, regardless of the real cost to their country and their countrymen.
Jim from Canada