Students Paying the Price of Education Ministry’s Bad Management

"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 Chehayeb has denied hundreds of students their requisite examination cards because their schools are not licensed. As a result, students and parents protested today in front of the Education Ministry but the minister seems keen on his decision and will…

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

"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 same people over and over again. Last week, EDL or whatever company is collecting bills for EDL decided to cut off Father Madji Allawi's bakery in Sin el Fil, under the pretext that he wasn't paying his bills. Father Allawi…
Critiques

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

3 months 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 months 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

4 months 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, ...
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General Lebanon Union Head Bechara el Asmar Insults Patriarch Sfeir in Leaked Video

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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 ...
Critiques

The Proposed Austerity Budget: A Recipe for Chaos

4 months ago
“Lebanons is nearing fiscal crunch”, “Lebanese PM Warns of Catastrophe”, “EBRD urges Lebanon to pursue painful economic reforms to avoid crisis”, “Lebanon Is Facing an Economic and Environmental Disaster” and “As Lebanon leaders talk austerity, ...
Critiques

Mansourieh Residents Have Every Right to Protest Against High Voltage Power Lines

4 months ago
I wanted to write a blogpost to sum up what’s happening in Mansourieh and what’s been happening for the past years but Gino has already done that. What I’d like to add are few points ...
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