Updated Working Hours for Government Employees

Minister of Social Affairs announced yesterday a new schedule for government employees that goes as such: Monday till Thursday from 7:30AM till 3:15PM Friday from 8AM till 11AM In other words, they will be only working four days a week now and you'd be lucky to finish any papers on Friday. To be honest, I find it ridiculous that we're reducing working hours instead of improving productivity. Further more, turning Saturday into a holiday may…

Lack of BDL Housing Loans (Isken) is a Serious Problem

It is still not clear how the total amount for housing loan subsidies for 2018 has been completely used up in just one month but as a result of that, banks are no longer accepting house loan applications leaving a large group of Lebanese in disarray, not knowing what to do next. In simpler terms, there are plenty of people who signed agreements with real estate developers whereas they pay them monthly installments up until…
Critiques

Blocking an Ambulance To Make Way for an Armored Convoy

1 week ago
Last week, I was stuck in traffic right next to an ambulance waiting for armed men in civilian clothes to clear the way. I have no idea if the ambulance was in a rush or ...
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I Loved El 3ama’s Live Interview with MP Nadim Gemayel!

2 weeks ago
Whether we’re into politics or not, we’re all bombarded left and right by electoral campaigns, political TV shows and talk shows but honestly speaking, none of it is as captivating and genuine as El 3alam’s ...
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A Part of Me Doesn’t Want “CEDRE” To Succeed

3 weeks ago
We’ve been to Paris already three times now, and every time made reform promises that never came to be. Our debt has accumulated over the years, most of the projects to enhance the infrastructure and ...
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90K Registered Lebanese Expats Data Leaked?

3 weeks ago
When the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants was asking Lebanese expats to register online to vote in the upcoming elections, a lot of questions were raised on the privacy policies on the website and ...
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After Yoga, Tattoos are Now Satanic

4 weeks ago
I’m glad I tuned in to watch Joe Maalouf yesterday, especially the segment on the gothic-style wedding that took place in Ballouneh and caused in controversy. To be honest, I didn’t comment on the wedding ...
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Discotek Night Club Shut Down by Interior Minister

1 month ago
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq has ordered Discotek to be closed following the video circulated showing half-naked women dancing and kissing. Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib also shared a video where he stated that the night club ...
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So Many Questions Left Unanswered After Ziad Itani’s Scandal

1 month ago
If you google Ziad Itani, you find titles like “How Ziad Ahmad Itani fell into Mossad’s honeytrap” or “Lebanese actor arrested for spying for Israel” or “Affaire Ziad Itani : un flou pas très artistique ...
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Please Leave Nahr el Kalb Tunnel Alone!

1 month ago
I saw an article yesterday claiming that the Nahr el Kalb tunnel is in bad shape and it’s a disaster in the making, and I couldn’t help but remember the hysteria that took place right ...
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