VAT is Officially 11% Now in #Lebanon

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, which probably already took place after the increase was announced back in July. It's difficult to predict the impact of this hike but businesses are expected to struggle as well as consumers will start spending less, which could lead to…

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

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 friends. The Lebanese Red Cross & AUB Medical Center shared yesterday powerful videos to raise awareness on road safety and the dangers of driving under the influence. 2017 will end for everyone but 2018 will not start for everyone. This…
Animals & Wildlife

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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?

4 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

4 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

4 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 ...
Critiques

On Rebecca Dykes’ Murder: The Problem is not Taxi Services, But The Casual Culture Of Violence Against Women

4 months ago
A Lebanese man & Uber driver named Tariq H was arrested following the murder of Rebecca Dykes, and he confessed few hours back to killing the British diplomat. The driver picked up the victim from ...
Critiques

Will #Lebanon Become a Petroleum-Rich Country? Is this a Good Thing?

4 months ago
Lebanon’s cabinet was celebrating yesterday the passing of the petroleum decree and our Energy & Oil Minister announced afterwards that Lebanon will start exploratory drilling off the Lebanese coast in 2019. Obviously this is big ...
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