The Aftermath … So Far


This is where we or at... Last night, Andrew and Chris accompanied Dominic Smithers to the airport via dinner at a restaurant. Chris was supposed to let me know where they were going, but either he forgot or he had already told me but I had not heard him. Either way, I didn't go and neither did Ray or Terry …

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10JOD Per Diems


Acting on behalf of Talal, Fozan just this minute ushered Abdul into the quiet of the boardroom and tried to persuade Abdul to accept JOD$10 per day per diems when he goes to Doha. I had already calculated that the minimum required is $65 per day, and Abdul's salary is much lower than the international crew's. At that …

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To Doha Or Not To Doha – Part 3


Yesterday, Abdul got a called from Majid, telling him that ATP needed his passport and that he was going to Doha. He wasn't asked. He was just told. Abdul wasn't very happy about that. Fozan has also been told he is going. Yesterday, he sat in a secret meeting with Talal and Ibrahim. I know because I …

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To Doha Or Not To Doha?


I was ill yesterday so didn't go into work. Not that anything would be happening. Today was supposed to be crunch day. After listening to Ibrahim promise repeatedly last week that timber, steel, tools and consumables would be delivered last Thursday, then Saturday, then Sunday, today nothing had arrived. So I went to see Ibrahim …

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Still Nothing Happening?


Both Ray and Dominic Smithers were very unhappy yesterday. Ray still has no props or dressing and Ibrahim still has not given the go-ahead for Ray's man in Romania to make the weapons. And Dr Hattab (he runs a company that makes fibreglass products and we wanted him to make our shields, etc.) is not …

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