Should Lebanese Banks Close on Saturdays?

Lebanon's official weekend holidays is still proving to be a hot topic in the country, as Lebanese banks may decide to close this coming Saturday and all Saturdays from now on. Previously, Fridays and Saturdays were half-working days but with the new schedule, Friday is a full-working day and Saturdays are off. It would only make sense for banks to close on Saturdays but I think they should keep certain branches open for simple operators…

Women’s Participation in Lebanon’s Upcoming 2018 Elections

Lebanon has scored for years now the lowest rates in terms of women political empowerment and I'm not expecting a major change in the upcoming elections simply because there's no willingness from most political parties to promote the role of women in Lebanese politics but any improvement on the current number will be more than welcome. The last three governments only had two female ministers and the current Lebanese parliament has four women out of…
Critiques

Burj Hammoud Garbage Mountain Swamped by Waters

4 weeks ago
A picture and a video are being circulated today showing the Burj Hammoud landfill being swamped by rising waters. The authorities have been dumping the whole garbage mountain into the sea for months now and ...
Critiques

Video Shows How Badly Equipped & Trained Our Firefighters Are

1 month ago
Fire Fighters have old fire trucks, old equipment, no substances to fight the fires and sometimes barely any water. They are not properly funded nor trained to do their work and the government has yet ...
Critiques

Everything is Wrong about the Jal el Dib Sea Side Road

1 month ago
Few days ago, a couple of speed bumps were installed in front of Aishti Sea Side causing huge traffic and leaving motorists passing-by furious. How are they allowed to place speed bumps on a main ...
Automotive

Apps with Car Plates Directories Are Still Available Online

1 month ago
A friend was showing me yesterday an app she uses to figure out who’s blocking her car at the parking lot. It’s called MinMsakar where you simply need to enter the car’s license plate number ...
Critiques

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

1 month ago
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 ...
Critiques

Lebanese Cabinet Wants to Expand Costa Brava Landfill

1 month 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 ...
Business

Can McKinsey Help Revive Lebanon’s Economy?

1 month ago
Lebanons is hiring McKinsey & Co. to help restructure the economy and has apparently given the company half a million dollars in advance to kick off the study. The six-month agreement should kick off next ...
Critiques

Stop Spreading that Stupid #Goatman Story in Choueifat

1 month ago
I can’t believe people still fall for such stories. Someone started a rumor that a human-goat hybrid is hiding somewhere in Choueifat and has already eaten four people, and that the security forces are after ...
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