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The Sultanate of Oman

Oman and Britannia. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0807

Oman is a quiet country, not much in the news. Muslim, oil-rich, in the desert, peaceful. The news feeds on this page are all about concerns of populations at peace. Thus week is the end of Ramadan, and a festival is starting. The Oman tourist bureau has a slogan "beauty has an address. Oman".

Oman grabbed my attention because the US government has shut down 19 of its embassies throughout the Middle East and Africa, including Oman.

Oman? I thought. Why? And while I was thinking that, I went to the Indian store where I buy tea and ginger, and found a packet of chocolate biscuits made in Oman, with the brand name Britannia.

The biscuits were a surprise. That told me the British had been there, and I wanted to find more. I wanted to find out how African migrants are treated, how women are treated. And who makes the chocolate biscuits.
  Read at right. Now you know.
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Flag, map and information from Wikipedia

Oman is an oil-producing country at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and is bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen and shares a marine border with Iran.

Oman was never part of the British Empire, but the country was under British influence. It is a stable country with a population of under 3 million, of whom about 30% are foreign workers.

Frankincense is native to Oman. It grows on the frankincense tree.

Oman still has diplomatic ties to Iran, which is a neighbor.
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Oman’s tourism workshops in Russia pay rich dividends
The promotional workshops witnessed the participation of more than 23 Omani tourism and hotel establishments.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:54:08 +0000

SQU VC meets US academician
The two sides discussed topics of mutual interest and possibilities of collaboration between the Department of Tourism at SQU and Pennsylvania State University.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:53:07 +0000

ITA organises cybersecurity readiness drill for OIC nations
Held under the theme, ‘Intelligence of malware’, the drill was held at the authority’s headquarters in Knowledge Oasis Muscat.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:52:23 +0000

Applications open for Research and Innovations Award in Water Science
Winners will be awarded in March 2020.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:51:22 +0000

Ten projects enter OCCI Innovation Award finals
Ten projects have so far made it to the finals of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) Innovation Award that will take place in November.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:49:49 +0000

MECA looking into foul air issue in Qurm
MECA issued a statement following the matter being raised on social media.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:59:24 +0000

10 arrested for stealing private vehicles: ROP
The accused used reprogrammed keys to steal the vehicles.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:55:16 +0000

1.5mn vehicle insurance policies in 2018: NCSI
1.5mn vehicle insurance policies were registered in 2018

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:48:44 +0000

Accused held in India for murder of Omani family
Five members of the family were killed in July.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:39:20 +0000

Oman reiterates commitment towards patient safety
The Ministry of Health (MoH) marked World Patient Safety Day on September 17.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:43:00 +0000
Britannia Biscuits from their website

"The story of one of India's favourite brands reads almost like a fairy tale. Once upon a time, in 1892 to be precise, a biscuit company was started in a nondescript house in Calcutta (now Kolkata) with an initial investment of Rs. 295. The company we all know as Britannia today.

....By 1910, with the advent of electricity, Britannia mechanised its operations, and in 1921, it became the first company east of the Suez Canal to use imported gas ovens. Britannia's business was flourishing. .... during the tragic World War II, the Government reposed its trust in Britannia by contracting it to supply large quantities of "service biscuits" to the armed forces."

"In March 2007, Britannia Industries Limited formed a Joint Venture with the Khimji Ramdas Group... in the Middle East. Britannia and its Associates have acquired a significant stake in Dubai based Strategic Food International Co. LLC and Oman based Al Sallan Food Industries Co SAOG. The two companies are key regional players in the biscuits, wafers and cookies segment in the GCC markets and export their products across the world."
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