Can McKinsey Help Revive Lebanon’s Economy?

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 week according to Economy and Trade Minister Raed Khoury, who stated that current figures suggest that "Lebanon has no choice but to restructure its economy". In fact, overall unemployment stood at 24% as of 2014, with rising youth unemployment exceeding…

Stop Spreading that Stupid #Goatman Story in Choueifat

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 him. The picture is actually related to an ancient urban legend, known as the Goatman of Maryland, who "was once a normal human, who was mutated by a scientific experiment at a nearby agricultural research centre according to the legend".…
Business

VAT is Officially 11% Now in #Lebanon

1 month ago
The increase in VAT from 10 too 11% officials went into effect yesterday on Jan 1st 2018. The 1% increase is expected to lead to a 5 to 7% increase in the prices of goods, ...
Critiques

LRC & AUBMC On New Year’s Eve: Don’t Drink & Drive

1 month ago
Every year, it is important to remind all party goers on New Year’s Eve not to drink and drive. If you’re planning on getting wasted, take a cab or just grab a ride with your ...
Animals & Wildlife

Ghobeiry Municipality Issues Statement, Says They Didn’t order the Killing of Stray Dogs

1 month ago
Following the horrendous video that was shared yesterday showing Ghobeiry municipality members poisoning and killing stray dogs, the municipality issued a statement today claiming they did not order the killing and that the act was ...
Automotive

New Plans for a Highway Linking Dbayyeh to Okaibeh Passing Through Jeita & Adma

1 month ago
The Lebanese cabinet has approved a plan to build a highway from Dbayyeh to Okaibeh passing through several villages and towns in Keserwan, mainly Jeita, Antoura, Ain el Rihane, all the way to Adma and ...
Critiques

Number of Registered Syrian Refugees Drops Below 1 Million

1 month ago
The U.N. refugee agency (UNHRC) counted 997,905 Syrian refugees as of November 2017, marking the first time the number of refugees dropped to below one million since 2014. Back then, Lebanon became the country with ...
Critiques

Jal el Dib New Bridge Works Halted?

2 months ago
I was reading yesterday that the works for the new Jal el Dib bridge were halted by the Shura council because, and I’m quoting LebanonDebate, “there were no studies to support building an L2 bridge” ...
Critiques

One Thing I don’t Understand About Reckless Drivers in Lebanon

2 months ago
The holidays are here, there’s more traffic everywhere and of course more asshole drivers. No matter how long you’ve been driving in this country, these idiotic reckless drivers always manage to get on your nerves. ...
Critiques

When Hisham Haddad Mocks a Lebanese Talent

2 months ago
Earlier this year, I posted on how “Lahon w Bass” was a much better show than Adel Karam’s and I still think it’s much better mainly due to its host Hisham Haddad, but something changed ...
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