Vaccine Rollout Announced, 6 Million Doses For All Residents – Not Just Lebanese

Lebanon has moved in recent weeks to COVID alert level 4, which means we're in an uncontrolled epidemic with limited additional health system capacity available. The test positivity rate is still very high and hospitals are overwhelmed but we can only hope the coming weeks will ease things for Lebanon's medical staff and the people. On a more positive note, the vaccination rollout program was announced this week with the World Bank allocating $34 million…

Le Grand Prix De La Francophonie: Alexandre Najjar

Alexandre Najjar, Lebanese writer and novelist, was awarded "Le Grand Prix de la Francophonie" by the Academie Francaise. This award acknowledges his thirty-five contribution in his country and around the world to the preservation and embodiment of the French language. This writer is the third Lebanese figure to win this award after Georges Schehadeh in 1986 and Salah Stetieh in 1995. Author of over thirty novels, several plays, and law books, he was also a…

Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods is 100% Lebanese

Last week, pictures of so-called "Israeli & Turkish" products using Lebanese names were circulating online, prompting the economy ministry to issue a statement without really digging deeper into the matter. One of them is Al Arz Tahini, which is a small family business based in Nazareth, while the two others "Beirut Tahini Sesame Paste" and "Cedar's Hummus" are clearly Lebanese from what I've seen. In fact, Beirut Tahini Sesame Paste shows that it's imported from…

Lebanon’s Beloved Magician Dr. Micky Has Died From Coronavirus

MTV reported today that one of Lebanon's most beloved magicians, Dr. Micky has died from the coronavirus. I remember we always looked forward to seeing him perform at birthdays as kids. Birthdays are very different nowadays, but Dr. Micky was still performing for kids at Kidzilla, CCCL and events. In fact, I found a recent video of his that I shared below. May he Rest In Peace.

Lebanese Photographer Akl Yazbeck Wins 2021 Dakar Rally Émilie-Poucan Award

1 week ago
Sports Photographer Akl Yazbeck has won the 11th edition of the Émilie-Poucan Award at the 2021 Dakar Rally that was held in Saudi Arabia. The jury this year exceptionally chose two photos for the award, ...

World Bank US$246 Million Aid To Be Distributed in LBP At New Rate

1 week ago
I am still trying to wrap my heard around this news. Basically, the World Bank announced that it will provide a $246 million loan assistance to the Lebanese government, that will be paid to families ...

EV-ELECTRA RISE: First 100% Lebanese Car To Launch in February

1 week ago
In the midst of all the issues and obstacles Lebanon has faced, EV-ELECTRA, a Lebanese manufacturing company has announced the launching of the first 100% Lebanese made electric vehicle. Company owner, Jihad Mohamad, announced its ...

Not Allowing the Media to Cover the Lockdown is Wrong

2 weeks ago
I rarely agree with our Information Minister but she made a valid point today by requesting that media be exempted from the COVID-19 measures. She even went as far as suggesting that front-line journalists be ...