The Problem Was Never Parking Tariffs in Beirut, but Valet Parking Tariffs

Beirut's governor Ziad Chbib issued new parking tariffs for Beirut yesterday which were distributed as follows: Blue Zone : 3000 to 7000 LL Green Zone : 3000 to 6000 LL Yellow Zone : 2500 to 4000 LL Red Zone : 2500 to 4000 LL It's definitely a good initiative but one that will be impossible to implement because of Valet Parking companies, especially in Beirut. When valet people book all the park meter spots and…

Sectarianism and Racism Against Syrian Refugees Will Only Backfire on Us

A racist slogan in #Beirut I think we all agree that the Syrian crisis has deeply affected Lebanon and that the extent of the burden of that crisis has fallen more acutely on communities in Lebanon than in any other country, but the worst possible way to deal with this status-quo is inciting hatred and encouraging racism against Syrian refugees mainly for politically-motivated purposes. Lebanon's Minister of Foreign Affairs was quoted saying yesterday that he…
Critiques

Lebanon Won Yet Another Award That I Can’t Find Online

3 months ago
It’s always great to share news about awards and achievements won by Lebanese abroad but I’ve learned out of experience to verify the story before spreading the word. Yesterday I was reading in Annahar about ...
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Critiques

Lebanese University – Nabatieh Branch

3 months ago
Where is the Lebanese Education Minister when we need him? Still congratulating Brevet students? ...
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Critiques

Al-Manar Anchor’s Twisted Logic

3 months ago
A Lebanese TV Anchor called Diaa Bou Taam tweeted yesterday that he wants to boycott restaurants that open during fasting hours and that he is going to shame them in public. He went on by ...
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Critiques

How To Celebrate a 9/20 On The Lebanese Brevet

3 months ago
You can pass the Brevet with 9/20 thanks to the extra bonus points you get. Maybe the Education Minister should consider subtracting points if parents are celebrating that way. ...
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Critiques

Works Already Underway at Ramlet el Baida: Beirut’s Only Public Beach

3 months ago
via Sara Bou Kamel Works are already underway at Ramleh el Baida, whereas excavators were spotted destroying one of the entrances to Beirut’s legendary coastline. It’s only a matter of time before Beirut’s last public ...
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Automotive

For All Those Complaining About the Valet Parking, Stop Using it!

3 months ago
“Mich Chatir 2ella bil na2”! That pretty much sums up the below report on Valet Parking in Lebanon. Everyone MTV interviewed was complaining about the valet parking services and sharing their bad experiences but none ...
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Animals & Wildlife

Beaten Sea Turtle is Doing Better

3 months ago
Here’s a quick follow up on the giant marine turtle that was hit on the head and pulled out of the water to be used as a photo prop. The turtle’s skull is damaged but ...
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Critiques

That Singer We’ve All Been Laughing at is Apparently A Crook

3 months ago
Nabil Harfouche, or as I like to call him Moustachio, is apparently involved in a very serious corruption case that was raised last year by Rima Karaki. If we were to believe Rima’s report, and ...
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