Lebanese Basketball Federation President Akram Halabi Should Resign Immediately!

Al-Akhbar published an interview today with FLB President Akram Halabi, where he stated and I quote "that all the victories and accomplishments our national team has achieved were thanks to foreign or naturalized players, that we always used to crash out of the first rounds, and that there aren't that many achievements to be proud of in Lebanese Basketball". ينبغي ألا نضحك على أنفسنا. ما هي إنجازات الرياضة اللبنانية؟ حتى ما حققته لعبة كرة السلة…

Where Are The Illegal Border Crossings?

Previous Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab claimed back in 2019 that over 95 percent of illegal border crossing has been closed since the Fajr al-Joroud operation in 2017. He added that eight to 10 illegal border crossings currently exist, and closing them needs a political decision to mark the border with Syria and an increase in Army personnel. Assuming he is correct, these remaining 5% are costing us over $400 Million in yearly losses just…
Critiques

A 5 Year Old Report on Why Dams Won’t Solve Water Supply Needs in Lebanon

3 weeks ago
As pictures of an empty Mseilha dam are emerging everywhere online, one has to wonder as to why the authorities are so keen on proceeding with new dams like the Bisri one. The Brissa dam ...
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What’s Happening to The Mseilha Dam?

3 weeks ago
Update: Energy Ministry is claiming works are not done yet and we have to wait till 2021 for the dam to be fully operational. I looked up their website for deadlines and completion dates but ...
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The Volunteer Circle: A Call-Out For Volunteers to Make a Positive Impact in Their Community

3 weeks ago
This is probably the best time to lend a helping hand to your local communities, but in case you don’t know where to start or who to help, there’s an awesome online skill-sharing platform that ...
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What The Government Should Do To Control Inflating Prices

3 weeks ago
One month ago, PM Diab made a not-so-surprising-with-all-the-cameras-around inspection to a major Lebanese supermarket. Back then, he warned against hiking prices and stressed that “a 70% hike in prices is rejected”, but neither him nor ...
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Lebanon’s Government Wants to Build a Beirut – Bekaa Tunnel

3 weeks ago
While checking my drafts last night, I noticed I hadn’t published a post on the Beirut – Chtaura tunnel plan that was recently approved by the Lebanese government. The draft law passed in parliament gives ...
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Why are Prices Soaring in Lebanon?

4 weeks ago
Prices have gone up by almost 80% in the past few weeks and almost 75% of Lebanon will be needing aid after the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers are scary, poverty is on the rise, unemployment ...
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Fraud in Oil Imports Dates Back to 2005

1 month ago
Update May 23 2020: The second company who was allowed to receive the fuel was shut down as well by the authorities. Its owner has reportedly fled to London. Back in 2005, the Lebanese government ...
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Government Approved Long-Awaited Economic-Financial Plan

1 month ago
A draft of the amended “historic” reform plan was being shared few days ago, but we could not tell if the 52-pages document was the official one. Nevertheless, the government today met and approved the ...
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