Racist Campaigns Will Not Solve Illegal Foreign Workers Crisis

Whenever I write about the Syrian refugees crisis in Lebanon, I can't help but re-read two and three year-old posts about the same issue, and realize that not only things are getting worse, but the situation has become so chaotic that everyone's taking extremes and almost no one's willing to figure a decent way out of this crisis. The only undeniable facts that we know of is that the Syrian crisis has taken a heavy…

Beirut Municipality Removing Violations on Ramlet el Bayda Beach

It's hard to mention violations on Ramlet el Bayda's beach without the Eden Bay coming to mind, but it's no longer a priority apparently or maybe they're legit now . Remember the sewage floods too last winter? Also forgotten. What seems to be a priority to the Beirut Municipality is removing a bunch of illegal bamboo beach bars and benches, set up on a beach infested by sewage waters and garbage, and surrounded by violating…
Critiques

Students Paying the Price of Education Ministry’s Bad Management

5 days ago
“Ya Tokho ya Kserlo Mokho”. There’s no middle ground apparently when it comes to education ministers in Lebanon. Back in 2014, Education Minister Bou Saab handed all students passing statements. This year, Education Minister Akram ...
Critiques

UAE Praises Father Majdi Allawi’s Work While Energy Ministry Cuts Him Off

2 weeks ago
“Political aspirants make too much of the people before election, and, if successful, too much of themselves after it”. Unfortunately, Lebanese voters have yet to learn from their mistakes and keep on voting for the ...
Critiques

Over 55% Unemployment Rates In Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen, El-Qobbeh, and Tabbaneh

3 weeks ago
UN-Habitat and UNICEF Neighborhoods 2018 studies of Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen, El-Qobbeh, and Tabbaneh revealed staggering poverty rates ranging from 55 to 60 percent. In Tabbaneh for ex who’s working age-population (from 15 to 63) is ...
Critiques

A Proposal To Ban Plastic Bags in #Beirut

3 weeks ago
Two members of Beirut’s municipal council have submitted a proposal aimed at banning plastic bags in Beirut starting September 1st 2019 and replacing them with reusable bags. From what I read, the proposal was approved ...
Critiques

Govt Wants You to Smoke Arguile To Reduce Debt

3 weeks ago
“ألف ليرة أضيفت على كل نفس “أرغيلة” في المقاهي والفنادق”. I’m still trying to understand what they mean by “Nafass” Arguile. Are they referring to every flavored tobacco change or every Arguile order? Either way, ...
Critiques

General Lebanon Union Head Bechara el Asmar Insults Patriarch Sfeir in Leaked Video

4 weeks ago
A leaked video showing Labor Union Head Bechara el Asmar making jokes on Patriarch Sfeir has gone viral today, prompting el Asmar to issue a public apology and claim that it was a slip of ...
Art

Patriarch Sfeir’s Coffin Carved by Rudy Rahme

1 month ago
Renowned sculptor and painter Rudy Rahme carved Patriarch Sfeir’s coffin on the trunk of an olive tree from Kadish Valley and using Bkerke’s rocks. Rahme explained that the trunk bears witness to the history of ...
Art

A Poignant Graffiti to Sum Up The Kafala System

1 month ago
Protesters marched last week in Beirut against the Kafala system, urging the authorities to end this “inherently abusive” migration sponsorship system and change the labour law to offer domestic workers more protection. NGOs and local ...
Older