28/09/2013

IT'S A SKEWED WORLD


GOLF is definitely a rich man's game, at least here in Tenerife. People pay over E100 per round for the privilege of knocking a ball about some admittedly spectacular scenery, under perfect blue skies, on greens that use thousands of gallons of our precious water.
Abama Golf Resort in Guia de Isora has begun work on yet more accommodation - luxury apartments and villas of which 90% are already sold at a staggering 700,000 to 1,250,000 euros apiece.
No wonder it made front page news.

In smaller type is the sad news that a centre specialising in the treatment of Alzheimer's - the first in all of Spain and only opened two years ago - is to close due to lack of public funding.

It is indeed a skewed world.

8 comments:

  1. That is so sad! But thank you for publicizing it. Maybe drawing attention to the situation will inspire some good people to get involved. Thank you!! Mary http://mcrmich.blogspot.com/

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  2. That does seem to be very skewed. Running out of funding after only two years? I feel sorry for the people who are being cared for at the moment.

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  3. Hi, I posted an hour ago and it's not yet approved. I'm doing it again just in case it ended up in spam or never got there. I am congratulating you on bringing this sad situation to light. Hoping your post will be read by people in the area who may be able to rectify the wrong in some way. Thank you for your advocacy. Mary Rack http://mcrmich.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks Annalisa and Mary for your comments. Sadly, I don't think many people read my blog, but perhaps I am not the only person to think the balance is wrong?

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  5. Why do people choose golf when there are so many other, more interesting things to do in life? It is indeed a skewed world.

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  6. How ridiculous that something so vital closes and something that isn't needed at all thrives!

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  7. I don't 'get' golf at all! And I wouldn't want one of those luxury apartments even if I could afford it. But with all that money (presumably from rich foreigners) coming into the area isn't any tax being collected that could be used to benefit the locals?

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