We Are Paying $200M For Two Extra Hours of Electricity

Lebanon’s Energy Minister Walid Fayyad signed yesterday a deal to purchase electricity from Jordan via Syria. The deal is expected to bring up to 250 megawatts of electricity a day within two months, which translates to roughly two extra hours of power per day, and will cost us around $200m which will be funded by the World Bank. So once again, instead of restructuring the energy sector properly, we're going for short term and short…

Minister Ali Hamieh Doesn’t Believe Lebanon had a Public Transportation Crisis

If you haven't met yet our new Public Works & Transport Minister, he was on TV the other day claiming that Lebanon never had a transportation crisis before 2019, and that the government never really considered enhancing the public transportation network because everyone had a car. It appears that the minister forgot the cost of traffic and the cost of environmental degradation in Lebanon on the economy, add to that the billions of dollars wasted…
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What’s Happening to the Lebanese Lira Exchange Rate?

4 months ago
If you’re wondering how the Lebanese Lira rate has been improving steadily over the last few days, after dropping to an all-time low of 33,000 last week, here’s why: – Following the decision by the ...
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Is Abdallah Al-Saei a Hero?

4 months ago
I’ve seen a lot of comments yesterday following the incident that took place in Jeb Jennine where a young man called Abdallah Al-Saei held dozens of people hostage in a BBAC branch to get $50,000 ...
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What Happened To The Tayyouneh Investigation?

4 months ago
Following the Tayyouneh clashes that took place in October 2021, the Lebanese Military court had originally charged 68 people with murder and sedition, but there hasn’t been any updates since then into this incident that ...
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Minister of Culture Helps Homeless Book Seller By Giving Him More Books

4 months ago
Pictures of a homeless man taking shelter under a bridge and selling used books went viral last week, prompting Lebanon’s Minister of Culture (wait for it) to visit the old man and throw some more ...
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Is Lebanon Buying Gas From Israel or Not?

4 months ago
Following Israel’s Channel 12 TV report yesterday claiming that Israel will supply natural gas to Lebanon in a US-brokered deal intended to minimize Iranian hold over the impoverished and crisis-stricken country, Lebanon’s Energy Ministry denied ...
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No Internet in Beirut’s Third District on Sunday

4 months ago
Imad Kreidieh, chairman of state telecommunications provider Ogero, tweeted late Saturday that Beirut’s third district will be cut off on Sunday as its Mazraa Central has run out of diesel. Kreidieh has been warning for ...
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Should Schools Reopen?

4 months ago
Lebanese schools were set to reopen today but the majority of public and private schools did not abide by the ministry’s decision. The truth is both the education and health ministry have done a lousy ...
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Anti-Vaxxer Protest Planned in Beirut This Weekend

4 months ago
The General Union of Lebanon’s trade unions (or labor unions?) is organizing a protest on Saturday at Martyrs Square against mandatory COVID vaccine and in favor of giving people the freedom of choice. The event ...
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