Corruption at Lebanese Customs Agencies Costing Almost 1 Billion Dollars Yearly

"Beirut port in a storm over corruption": That was the title of an article dated October 2012 when Al Jadeed reported on what it called rampant corruption cases at the Port’s Customs Department, saying it has deprived the treasury of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in revenues each year. One way that was proposed to help fight corruption at the port and customs agencies in general was introducing new scanners or at least making…

The National Anti-Corruption Commission: Can it Work?

It's no surprise that Lebanon ranks among the most corrupt countries in the world, yet all we've been hearing about ever since the new government was formed and even before that was the imminent need to fight corruption. In the past government, we had a useless minister of state for combating corruption and now they're talking about establishing a National Anti-Corruption commission that will work within a broader anti-corruption framework in the country and will…
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Remembering March 14, 14 Years Later

1 month ago
We all remember that glorious day, the day where over 1 million Lebanese gathered on Martyrs Square to ask for change, for a better future, for self-determination, for a free Lebanon. Unfortunately all that’s left ...
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No One Knows Who Installed The 700+ Cement Blocks in #Beirut

1 month ago
Interior Minister Raya el Hassan’s campaign to remove concrete blocks all over Beirut is still ongoing yet there are still over 700 blocks installed in Down Town Beirut according to an Al Jadeed report. Funnily ...
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The Story Behind The Unused Economy & Trade Ministry Cars

1 month ago
If you’ve ever looked for a parking spot next to Lazarieh building in DT Beirut, you should have probably noticed a dozen “Cherry” cars parked there and left to rot. According to this MTV report, ...
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Cement Blocks removed in front of the General Security Building in Adlieh

1 month ago
Almost 5 years after the blocks were put for security reasons on June 21, 2014, and a couple of weeks after the newly-appointed Minister of Interior And Municipalities Raya El Hassan ordered the removal of ...
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Finding A ScapeGoat For The Corruption Scandals

1 month ago
The President, the Prime Minister and the Head of parliament all vowed to intensify their crackdown on corruption following the formation of the new government, yet what we’ve seen in the past few weeks are ...
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Stinking Odors From 2016 Garbage All over #Beirut

1 month ago
If you’re still wondering about the horrible smell in #Beirut and Matn areas, it’s coming from a construction site next to Bourj Hammoud’s landfill. Part of the garbage from the landfill was apparently being transferred ...
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ISF Fined Hamra’s Kaak Seller & Destroyed His Trolley

1 month ago
The famous Kaak & Picon Seller in Hamra lost his trolley and went out of business after the ISF confiscated and destroyed it. The reason is that the seller did not have a license according ...
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The Case Against The Bisri Dam

1 month ago
I’ve been reluctant to post about the Bisri Dam and the ongoing petition against it simply because there’s too much information to absorb and I didn’t want to rush into opposing a project that might ...
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