Hunting Season To be Extended – No Official Statement From Environment Minister Denying it

Despite efforts to enforce a new hunting law and force hunters to get new licenses, hunting crimes are still numerous in Lebanon and overhunting is undermining efforts of local NGOs. To make things worse, the Higher Council of Wild Hunting has recently recommended a 2-month extension to the hunting season, a request that has been denied by Lebanon's Environment Minister but no official statement was released rejecting it. Instead, the minister "said he was willing…

Beirut The Movie [2018] is Now Showing in #Lebanon

When the trailer for "Beirut" came out, almost everyone wanted that movie banned and I remember a certain ministry wanting to file a lawsuit against it. There was even a hashtag to boycott it and claiming Lebanon doesn't look that way, even though Beirut was pretty much "a sweaty hotbed of terrorism, savagery and barbarism" in the 1980s. The main arguments that the movie wasn't shot in Lebanon and has no Lebanese actors, but that…
Baladi

Ozzy Ehden: An Amazing Restaurant’s Message

2 days ago
Jacqueline Makari lost her son to illness and decided to open a restaurant and recruit only employees with mental health problems, to make Ozzy the first of its kind in Lebanon and send out an ...
Economics

Lebanon’s Inflation Rate at 6.5 Percent, Highest in Five Years

2 days ago
A deteriorating economy, alarming unemployment rates, a crumbling infrastructure, an ever increasing corruption rate and on top of all that increasing consumer prices. In this recent BLOM report, all components of the Consumer price index ...
Hotels

No Buyers For Beirut’s Iconic Holiday Inn?

3 days ago
Four years ago, I read that Beirut’s bullet-scarred Holiday Inn hotel was set to be auctioned in the coming months yet the hotel hasn’t found any buyers yet according to this recent article by LeCommerceduLevant. ...
Automotive

Turkey To Renovate Tripoli’s Train Station, China Wants to Revive it

3 days ago
It appears that Chinese investors are interested in reviving the long forgotten railway between Tripoli and Syria while The Turkish General Directorate of Monuments and Museums has signed a collaboration protocol with the General Directorate ...
Baladi

Jbeil To Ban use of Plastic Bags by End of 2018

1 week ago
A memo issued by Jbeil’s municipality has urged all supermarkets and retail outlets to replace plastic bags by eco-friendly bags by end of year. This is a great move from the municipality. I don’t have ...
Critiques

Ambulance Blocked by PM Convoy

1 week ago
This is not the first and definitely won’t be the last time an ambulance is blocked by an armored convoy in Lebanon, however it was PM Hariri’s convoy that blocked the ambulance in the below ...
Critiques

A Great Campaign in Support of Domestic Workers’ Rights

1 week ago
When a group of Lebanese women were asked on the challenges their face at home or at work, and what they’d wish their employers would change, they replied asking for shorter working hours, a longer ...
Critiques

A Map of Every Quarry in Lebanon

1 week ago
What started as a simple survey of all quarries in Lebanon has shown how widespread they are and worst of all, that the overwhelming majority is located OUTSIDE of the areas designated by the National ...
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