Around 50% of Gas Stations in #Lebanon Don’t Have a License

The Syndicate of Gas Station Owners estimated the number of unlicensed gas stations in #Lebanon to be around 1,500, out of 3,000 gas stations across the country. "Less than half of the gas stations are operated by the importers. The others have independent management, but most still carry a certain brand because they buy the majority of their gasoline from this company. About three-quarters of unbranded, so-called ‘white’ stations, are unlicensed, and operate illegally". The…

Direct Flights from #Beirut to #Amsterdam

I had no idea we had direct flights from Beirut's airport to Amsterdam but I came across this post on the Embassy of the Netherlands' page: Ready for take off ✈️ Great news! Transavia has announed that they will continue with direct flights from Amsterdam to Beirut till November 1st 2019! Based on the comments, the first flight will depart from Amsterdam and arrive in Beirut on the 1st of November 2018, which is awesome…

Movie Review: Capharnaüm, The Chaotic Journey of a Neglected Child

We attended the Speciale Alfa premiere of Nadine Labaki's long-awaited new movie Capharnaüm last Wednesday at Beirut Souks. Labaki has already impressed with her previous movies "Caramel" and "Where do we go now?" and is enjoying great success with "Capharnaüm" which was awarded the jury prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy , from a large and poor family, who fled home after his negligent parents…

Spotify To Launch Soon in the Middle East?

Music streaming service Spotify is set to join Apple Music and launch in the Middle East by November according to some sources. The internal company email that was obtained by Music Business Worldwide states the Swedish company currently searching for advertisers ahead of its roll-out in the region. Reached for comment, a Spotify spokesperson did not deny the report but told Variety, “Spotify’s ultimate goal is to be available in every country, but we don’t…
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AUB Ranked First in MENA Region & 45th Worldwide in Graduates Employability

2 days ago
The American University of Beirut has been ranked the best in the MENA region and is ranked #45 among all universities worldwide for the employability of its graduates. This criterion measures the proportion of graduates ...
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Miss Lebanon Back on MTV with New Anthem on Sept 30

3 days ago
Miss Lebanon 2018 is returning this year on MTV Lebanon for the first time since 1995, snatching the beauty pageant from LBCI with a new format, anthem and direction. It is yet unclear whether the ...
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Jerry Ghazal’s First Single is Out

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My first encounter with Jerry was during one of his “Connected” episodes on MTV when I tweeted asking him to include some local trends instead of focusing on the global ones. I didn’t think he’d ...
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Should You Consider an MBA?

4 days ago
Working in the financial sector for the better part of a decade means I share my floor with many MBA graduates. In these uncertain times for Lebanon, with skyrocketing unemployment and bleak economic outlook, many ...
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