What Happened to the 90 days Deadline Set on “Smuggled” Phones?

Four months ago, Telecom Ministry announced new measures to prevent illegally imported mobile devices. Those who were to bring in a phone purchase abroad were able to use it on a Lebanese SIM for 90 days only, after which they will have to pay fees to "register" their phone. I was asked several times about the fees and tried to reach LibanPost to see when they will be announced, but no statement was issued by…

Celebrating a New Year Far Away from Home

This year, we chose to celebrate Christmas and welcome the new year 2019 in Montreal far away from home. However we didn't fly here just for fun but because my wife & I decided to take a much deserved break from Lebanon and try living here for a while. The decision was very tough, especially but we all had the PR cards and we had to move before end of year to keep our status…
Architecture

Lycee Abdul Kader Old School Building Finally Listed as Heritage Building

6 days ago
After months of speculation over its fate, the Minister of Culture has finally listed the Lycee Abdel Kader old school building as a heritage building and therefore can no longer be destroyed or modified. Back ...
Critiques

The Ugly Side of the #Norma Storm

1 week ago
We were reminded once again in the past few days on how mediocre our infrastructure is. Heavy rains and snow turned the streets into rivers of water and mud, highways were flooded, damaged and closed, ...
Critiques

If Schools Are Closed due to Bad Weather, so Should Businesses

1 week ago
A couple of years ago, we had a similar storm to the one happening right now in Lebanon and the Health minister at the time decided to close schools and NURSERIES as well, assuming all ...
Critiques

Tripolitans React After Father Got Fined 300,000LL for Bread Theft

1 week ago
Update: According to MTV, the man got robbed and his bike was burned, so he resorted to stealing another. If that’s really the case, then the judge was more than fair. (Thanks Joelle) A man ...
Critiques

Beirut MP Under Fire for Visiting Church

1 week ago
I read an article a couple of days ago about MP Rola Tabsh, a Sunnite, visiting a church and stating that there’s nothing with what she did. I didn’t look into the matter because I ...
Critiques

What’s Happening to Ghosta’s Waste Treatment Plant?

2 weeks ago
According to a recent LBCI report, the solid waste plant in Ghosta is set to shut down due to differences with the Interior Ministry & Finance Ministry. I believe this may be linked to the ...
Critiques

Someone Invite this Guy To Check Out Litani River

2 weeks ago
There’s a viral video being shared on Facebook of a Peruvian-Japanese scientist called Marino Morikawa, who used nanotechnology to clean up a polluted lake in a couple of weeks only. Morikawa used to go fishing ...
Opinions/critiques

TV Anchors Disappear to Shed Light on Lebanon’s Missing Persons

3 weeks ago
Over 17,000 people disappeared in Lebanon during the civil war, and little has been done to unveil their fate and comfort their families. In an attempt to shed light on this issue on the International ...
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