The Story Behind Marché Adonis’ Success

Ricardo Karam hosted Jamil Cheaib, one of the two Lebanese brothers behind Marché Adonis, the most popular Middle Eastern/Lebanese supermarket in Montreal. Adonis started with one branch back in 1979 and has since expanded to over 10 branches and 2900+ employees. The group's biggest achievement was signing a partnership agreement with Metro, a leading food retail in Quebec with roughly 1000 grocery stores. Metro acquired a majority stake of 55% in the group but the…

Lebanon Has 2,405 Churches, 1,502 Mosques & 3,315 Schools & Universities

A study by International Information, a Beirut-based research & consultancy firm, revealed that there are 3,907 churches and mosques in Lebanon as well as 3,315 schools and universities. The study also listed the churches/mosques for every sect, and mentioned which town has the largest number of churches and the largest number of mosques . Here's the breakdown by sect: Maronite: 1647 churches Orthodox: 391 churches Catholic: 234 churches Armenian & others: 133 churches Sunnite: 599…

Central Bank Wants to Repay Up To $25,000 To Depositors Starting June 2021

Lebanon's Central Bank issued a statement on Sunday claiming that they're working on a plan with the banks to repay up to $25,000 in "fresh" dollars covering deposits done before Oct 17 2019. The payments will be done in all available foreign currencies and should start by June 30 2021. We all want to believe that this is a good thing, but it's still not clear how the Central Bank will pay back dollars and…

A Short-Term Action Plan for Lebanon’s Electricity Sector

Lebanon is headed towards total darkness in few weeks time if EDL doesn't get funds to buy fuel from the government. We've heard this before back in March before the government granted it 200 million dollars but it doesn't look like EDL is getting any money this time. Since 1992, the share of the electricity sector spending, including subsidies, has accounted for around $40 billion, which is around 40 percent of Lebanon’s government debt. Added…
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Le Bristol Hotel Has Offered All Its Furniture to Beit El Baraka

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The legendary Le Bristol hotel had to shut down last year due to the economic crisis. The 70-year old five-star hotel is an iconic establishment that hosted various prominent figures across the decades such as ...
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The Proposed Capital Control Law is a Disaster

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Ever since the Lira crisis begun, all experts agreed that lawful capital control measures needed to quickly be put in place protect the remaining foreign reserves and avoid further depreciation of the Lebanese Lira. Unfortunately, ...
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Al Wadi Al Akhdar: A Proud Ambassador for Lebanese Specialties Since 1979

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Al Wadi Al Akhdar is easily the Lebanese diaspora’s most recognizable brand around the world. In 2021, Al Wadi Al Akhdar celebrates four decades of love and pride in our Lebanese culinary heritage. That’s 40 ...
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Visit Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa) Virtually

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The month of May is a time of honor and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Catholics around the world. In Lebanon, the most visited shrine is Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa whereas ...
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