Brevet Exams Success Rate at 82.31%

Lebanon's Minister of Education announced yesterday the results of the official exams for the intermediate certificate and the success rate reached 82.31% compared to 81.78% in 2017 and 75.90% in 2016. While the success rate has improved from past years, it is still surprisingly low given how easy the Brevet exams are and the unfortunate widespread cheating during these exams. Instead of removing the exam as it was suggested a couple of years ago, it…

Cops Have GoPros Now?

According to Lebanonfiles, policemen in Lebanon are equipping their helmets with cameras now in order to better detect motorists breaking the law. The cameras would also help record any incidents policemen face while on the road. I actually like the idea and believe all cops should equip themselves with cameras on their helmets or cars. Everyone has a camera phone these days and it's necessary to have a recording when an arrest is being made…
Critiques

Ignorant & Racist Parents Complain about a “Black Kid” at a Keserwan Nursery

5 days ago
This is such a f*cked up story! A Sudanese toddler was rejected from a Zouk Mikhael nursery after parents threatened to take out their children if a black kid was enrolled. The nursery ended up ...
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Broumana Should Get Rid of its Valet Parking Instead of Deploying Girls in Shorts

1 week ago
Yesterday when I first read the “exciting” news, as described by MTV, about Broumana deploying female police officers in shorts, I didn’t pay attention to the fact that most of these girls are minors or ...
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Someone got Offended by Mezza Beer’s Commercial

1 week ago
I shared the MEZZA Beer commercial a while back because I loved it. It’s catchy and creative and my favorite part was the continuous head shaking throughout the ad. However, someone SOMEHOW managed to get ...
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Who’s Protecting Whatever is Left of Lebanon’s Mountains?

1 week ago
A recent article in Lebanon by Robert Fisk for the Independent describes what’s happening to Lebanon’s mountains as “The Massacre of the Mountains”. The article tackles the ongoing destruction of mountains in Mayrouba and Tarshish ...
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Is it Really Wise to Go After the UNHCR?

2 weeks ago
Caretake Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil decided to “halt the renewal of residency permits issued for UNHCR staff in Lebanon, saying the decision was not in line with Lebanese policy” claiming the “UNHCR had scared refugees ...
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There Were 100 Deaths by Suicide in Lebanon This Year So Far

2 weeks ago
ISF stats reported 100 deaths by suicide so far this year in Lebanon, versus 143 in the year 2017. If we take May by itself, the numbers are quite shocking as 23 death by suicide ...
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LAU Wants to Establish The Medicinal Cannabis Research Center

3 weeks ago
Should we legalize cannabis in Lebanon? What’s the potential medical value of Lebanon-grown cannabis? The use of weed in the medical field has been legalized in several countries worldwide and there are “currently 10 academic ...
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Why Everything is Wrong About The Latest Naturalization Decree

3 weeks ago
Every time a naturalization decree was signed, it caused controversy in the first few days but then people forgot about it and I don’t expect a different reaction this time UNLESS those opposing the decree ...
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