Why Your Electricity Bills Are Doubling in the Summer

Last week, a couple of friends were complaining that their electricity bills have doubled recently even though they were on vacation and didn't stay home much. The first thing I told them was that electricity bills are always higher during the summer because of the air conditioning but then I saw the below video on Facebook which made me rethink about all the hefty bills I used to pay. To sum it up quickly, EDL…

Lebanese Expats are Key to Promoting Tourism in #Lebanon

I'm not a fan of the current Tourism Minister, not because I have something against him but simply because of his short-sighted and inefficient tourism strategies. I don't really blame him though, since he was appointed tourism minister because that's his party's share not because of his competence in the field, and the same applies to most ministries. One thing he has been bragging about for few weeks now is that "Lebanon is readying for…
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Racism at Beirut Swimming Pool Getting Worse

1 day ago
Sporting Club has gone up a notch in imposing racist laws against foreign helpers by forcing their employers to dress them in a specific way, otherwise they will be kicked out without a refund. The ...
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Beirut Airport to Get Decent Internet (Third time’s a Charm?)

1 week ago
Ever since I started blogging here, I hear about Beirut’s airport finally getting some decent (& free) internet and it still did not happen. In fact, we had at least weird looking internet machines few ...
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Whoever Leaked Patrick Moubarak’s Voice Note Should be Arrested

1 week ago
I had no idea who Patrick Moubarak was till few days ago, after a recording spread on social media in which he allegedly threatened Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah leader. He is also heard ...
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Gemmayze Street Closed *Once Again* For Works

1 week ago
I don’t recall a year where the Gemmayze (Gouraud) street hasn’t been closed fully or partially for works. Every year, they have a new excuse to shut down the street and cause a hellish traffic, ...
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Marcel Khalife Refuses to Perform National Anthem at Baalbeck Festival Opening Night

1 week ago
Acclaimed singer & composer Marcel Khalife refused to perform the Lebanese National Anthem, as is the tradition, on the opening night of the Baalbeck International Festival. Khalife said (quoting AlJaras) “I won’t be performing the ...
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Religious Names For Restaurants, Shops, Hospitals, Streets in Lebanon

1 week ago
Wherever you go in the world, you will find streets, plazas, institutions and other places given religious names. This is mainly due to the fact that the Church was ruling at the time in Europe ...
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The Real Problem is Not Who Started Shooting in Qabrshmoun

2 weeks ago
State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib convoy’s was passing by the village of Qabrshmoun when gunmen opened fire killing two bodyguards. The attack came after PSP supporters closed down roads to prevent Foreign Minister ...
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125 Lebanese Workers To Return Tomorrow from Kazakhstan

2 weeks ago
A special MEA flight was sent earlier today to Kazakhstan to get the Lebanese implicated in the brawl that took place at CCC. It all started when a Lebanese engineer published an indecent (if we ...
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