BIC reinstates employees

Bahrain’s Formula One circuit, which is scheduled to host a Grand Prix again in April after last year’s was cancelled, said on Wednesday it had reinstated employees dismissed in the 2011 civil unrest.

The move comes amid a ‘national dialogue’ in the Gulf state after pro-democracy protests and continuing calls from campaigners for the glamour sport, whose teams are mostly British-based, to stay away.

“The reinstatement of our BIC (Bahrain International Circuit) colleagues is part of an important initiative towards national reconciliation and unity for the kingdom as a whole,” said circuit chief executive Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al-Khalifa in a statement.

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