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…

Lycee Abdul Kader Old School Building Finally Listed as Heritage Building

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 in November, rumors spread that the building was being sold and that there are plans to demolish it, but the owner quickly denied these allegations. Students and parents protested and even signed a petition to stop its demolition and their…
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Stop Dreaming of a #GiletsJaunes Movement in #Lebanon

3 weeks ago
When I shared a video of a French protestor urging his fellow #GiletsJaunes protestors not to destroy his workplace, I got plenty of comments arguing that violence actually worked in France and that it’s about ...
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WIFI at Beirut Airpot Still Sucks!

4 weeks ago
The last thing that comes to mind is connecting to the airport’s WIFI when I’m flying from Beirut Rafic Hariri’s airport, but last week I remembered they were planning to enhance the internet once and ...
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