#Lebanon Still Has Third Highest Debt-to-GDP Ratio in the World

Debt is not necessarily a bad thing when governments borrow to fund spending on infrastructure or hospitals and schools, which is clearly not happening in Lebanon. Still though, we have an increasing debt-to-GDP ratio at 156.1 and we're closing in on Greece in second spot. That's a problem McKinsey is expected to help with, but that will require a complete restructuring of the economy and a war on corruption. No oil business is going to…

Salim Salam Tunnel To be Partially Closed for Two Months

Improvement works for the Salim Salam tunnel are expected to start on Monday 15th of January and take around two months. According to the ISF, the tunnel, which is one of the most vital links in Beirut, will be partially closed for mechanical and electrical works. I hope they will fix the ventilation system and lighting once and for all as they're horrible. Otherwise, enjoy the traffic LOL! صدر عن االمديرية العامة لقوى الامن الداخلي…

Why Are We Giving So Much Importance to Dubai’s Basketball Tournament?

Can someone explain to me why the Lebanese teams are so eager to take part in Dubai's tournament? Is it worth investing that much in foreign players to take part in a friendly tournament? As far as I know, teams take part in friendly tournaments to try out new players and new tactics, not dropping all our players and getting a full lineup of foreign players! I was just hearing Fouad Abou Chakra's interview and…

Spielberg’s Latest Movie “The Post” May be Banned in #Lebanon

I was asking around if there's any avant-premiere events for Spielberg's latest movie THE POST which features Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep but I was surprised to hear that the movie apparently didn't pass censorship and may be banned because of Spielberg. This brought me back 6 years ago to when Spielberg's name was blacked out on Tintin's posters at a local theater. I was hoping we would never be faced with similar stupid acts…
Movies & Television

#Beirut The Movie is Coming Out on April 13, Trailer Doesn’t Look Promising

3 days ago
Beirut, formerly titled “High Wire Act” is an American political thriller film coming out on April 13. The movie was directed by Brad Anderson and starring Jon Hamm (From Mad Men) and Rosamund Pike. The ...
Baladi

Barley & Bean’s Awesome Fresh Water Initiative: No Plastic, Free Water!

4 days ago
The world has a major problem with too much waste. Lebanon is no different, in fact, with the ongoing garbage crisis with no meaningful solution in sight, reducing our waste drastically is a major necessity. ...
Critiques

Lebanese Cabinet Wants to Expand Costa Brava Landfill

4 days ago
Few days ago, I was arguing that “we don’t need McKinsey to clear garbage from the streets and recycle, we need competent ministers who are convinced that burning garbage is bad for our health and ...
Advertising

Look Ma! I’m on a Billboard!

5 days ago
I agreed to take part in a campaign for Tree AD a while back and I can see the billboards are now up. The campaign is dubbed #TooGoodForSocialMedia and revolves around selecting the best social ...
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