Aug. 19, 2015 | 12:16 AM
No sense of shame

Many Lebanese people have opinions on a whole host of varied topics, and these opinions are delivered with absolutely authority

Aug. 19, 2015 | 08:28 PM
Kataeb protests delay in trash bidding announcement

The Kataeb Party has informed Prime Minister Tammam Salam of its opposition to the delay in announcing the bidding results related to the trash crisis, Kataeb-affiliated media said.
Riot police charge ‘YouReek’ protest, 1 hurt

Baton-wielding police attacked dozens of demonstrators who had gathered in Downtown Beirut to protest the trash crisis after a standoff that lasted several hours Wednesday.
Aug. 19, 2015 | 01:53 PM
Truck drivers caught smuggling Jounieh garbage to Tripoli

Two truck drivers were found Tuesday night moving tons of garbage from Jounieh to private property in Tripoli in return for money, activists and media reported

Economy minister urges end to waste dumping at Beirut Port

Economy Minister Alain Hakim Friday toured the Beirut Port to voice his objection to using lots surrounding it to dump trash.”There’s no solution in sight to end dumping waste near vital facilities … Trash is accumulating at the doors of one of the most important mills in Beirut,” Hakim told reporters.He called on the state to reuse landfills, or to export waste abroad as temporary solutions to the trash crisis.The government had not agreed upon an alternative waste solution, causing trash to pile up across Beirut and Mount Lebanon streets. –

Tripoli group complains of illegal dumping in city – Daily Star

Antoine Amrieh| The Daily Star

About two dozen protesters from a local civil society group demonstrated outside the Tripoli Serail in north Lebanon Friday demanding no more trash dumped on their city.

Citizens’ patience with trash crisis wanes

Philip Issa| The Daily Star

Residents are intensifying their objections to the monthlong garbage crisis, as Beirut Port workers went on strike Thursday and activists piled bags of trash in front of Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk’s house.

Activists dump trash in front of environment minister’s home

Activists from the You Reek campaign tossed garbage bags in front of Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk’s Beirut residence Thursday, calling for his resignation over the ongoing waste management crisis

Ministers decry Cabinet’s failure to resolve trash crisis

“A state that cannot find any dumping ground on its land without giving the problem a sectarian dimension is a failed state,” Machnouk said, expressing concern over the government’s method of dealing with the crisis.