Should You Consider an MBA?

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 of you might be thinking if continuing your education abroad might be a wise choice for you. The short answer is, MBA degrees do help your CV stand out for potential employees, and will undoubtedly give you a salary bump.…

Car Accident Statistics in August: 473 Accidents, 40 Kills & 600+ Injured

A friend of mine compiled the TMC stats for car accidents during the month of August and shared them in a graph. The numbers are alarming to say the least and nothing much is being done to prevent further accidents and promote road safety. I'm not sure how the numbers compare to previous months or last year, but 437 car accidents resulting in 40 casualties and over 600 injuries is A LOT in one month!…
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New 5000LL Banknote Being Circulated is Fake

3 weeks ago
I’ve received images of a supposedly new 5000LL banknote being released soon, but BDL did not make any official statements in that regards and it’s just fake news. It does look nice though. To check ...
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Sioufi & St Nicolas Gardens to Undergo Renovation

4 weeks ago
According to the Beirut municipality FB page, Sioufi and St Nicolas gardens in Achrafieh will be renovated soon with the works at Saint Nicolas already underway. I was going through the blog’s archives and Saint ...
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A First in #Lebanon: Man Jailed for Killing Dog

1 month ago
We keep seeing viral videos documenting animal abuse in Lebanon but we’ve never heard of anyone getting arrested for these crimes. BETA took it upon themselves to investigate one of these cases and managed after ...
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Lebanese General Security To Start Issuing 10-Year Passports

1 month ago
About time! The Lebanese General Security will start issuing 10-year passports staring August 10th. The passport will cost 500,000LL which is considerably more expensive than most passports around the world. Nevertheless, I’d rather pay 500,000LL ...
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TLS Offices Now Open at Opera House on Martyrs Square

1 month ago
The news is over a month old but I just noticed it. Those who wish to apply for VISAs to Australia, Denmark, France, Italy, Switzerland and Great Britain can now head to the new TLS ...
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Mobile Data Consumption Up by 70% from 2017

1 month ago
Businessnews reported last week that data consumption through mobile phones between 2016 and 2017 has increased by 78% for Alfa users and 66% for Touch users, and that the annual data consumption is expected to ...
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De Prague Hamra is Shutting its Doors on August 16

1 month ago
I was reading yesterday that de Prague is closing shop on August 16 and remembered that they were due to close five years ago but changed their minds. It’s definitely unfortunate news but I just ...
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Alfa Celebrating #LebaneseArmyDay: “Honor, Sacrifice and Loyalty”

1 month ago
Alfa released a video today as a tribute to all Lebanese Armed Forces who are demonstrating that “Honor, Sacrifice and Loyalty” are not only lived in battle fields but in their everyday life through their ...
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