Qadisha Valley Cleanup

It's great to see this group of young men and women cleaning up the Qadisha valley but it's also quite unfortunate that this valley, labeled as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1998, is not being taken care off. The valley is as rich historically as it is visually but has been threatened for years now by nearby developments and pollution and might lose its status if it remains neglected. Qadisha Valley…

Camera Surveillance in Exam Rooms Will NOT Solve Cheating Problems

The Ministry of Education has requested from all schools to install surveillance cameras in an attempt to combat cheating and academic misconduct during the official exams. According to the Ministry, the schools will have to cover the expenses from their own budget and cooperate with the corresponding IT units to make sure everything is in order. I don't really know what he's hoping to achieve by monitoring students, but this won't address the real problems…
Critiques

Telecom Minister Wants To Cancel The Free 60 Minutes For PostPaid Lines

1 week ago
One of the few good things that actually came out of the previous Telecom Ministries was the reduction in prices of the data bundles and the free 60 minutes for postpaid lines, but the new ...
Critiques

What is The Role Of The Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission?

2 weeks ago
I’m sure you’ve seen the joke circulating around the The Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission and how it’s as useless as as the transport ministry’s railway department but as a matter of fact, it’s not. I ...
Critiques

More Airport Humiliation For Incoming Passengers

2 weeks ago
As if we weren’t getting humiliated enough every time we decide to travel from and to Beirut’s airport, the latest measures implemented at the airport forbid any taxis, except authorized ones, from driving past the ...
Critiques

Skepticism Over the Proposed Electricity Plan

3 weeks ago
The hot topic at the moment in Lebanon is the proposed plan to reform the electricity sector which has been pending for over 9 years now. A ministerial committee was formed to study the plan ...
Automotive

ISF Going the Wrong Way on Dbayyeh Road

3 weeks ago
This is a daily occurrence on the Dbayyeh maritime road leading to the Antelias bridge. The road on the way back to Jounieh is closed in front of the ISF barracks yet some “privileged” cars ...
Critiques

Why Are There “Thank You Russia” Billboards Around?

3 weeks ago
Update: Turns out it’s a LADA campaign. Bad taste or Hilarious? It didn’t make me laugh to be honest because this tendency to thanking neighbors and foreign countries is becoming sickening. I wonder when this ...
Critiques

Students & Activists Protest During Lecture By World Bank VP at AUB

3 weeks ago
AUB students and activists interrupted a lecture by the World Bank’s Vice President to protest against the Bisri Dam. I wrote about this topic a month ago and was curious as to why the World ...
Critiques

Make The Grand Serail Wheelchair Accessible

3 weeks ago
Update: It looks like Marc’s concerns were finally heard. [link] Back in December 2018, three lawsuits were filed through Legal Agenda against the state for disrespecting its obligations in matters of accessibility of public spaces. ...
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