KB: Free speech obviously upsets you. If that is the case, it might be more appropriate for you to stop reading than for others to stop posting, merely in order to accommodate your desire to avoid any views with which you disagree.
I too think that the task of building a hospital is too great a task for a private organization to complete without the participation of government at some level -- even for the Lions Club which has been known to work quite a few miracles.
I also question whether street beautification might be accomplished with simpler less expensive supplies, and half the money allocated to the hospital.
It is, after all, an issue of priorities. Filling potholes for safety's sake is definitely worthwhile, but it need not be done with the most beautiful stones in the world, how about just the least expsensive serviceable product available?
I don't know enough about who is responsible for paying the cost of building and equipping a hospital, but perhaps the town might set aside the savings from using less expensive stones to pave the street to a matching fund, allow the Lions Club to administer it through their international tax deductible charity apparatus, and invite matching donations from NGO's, corporations and individuals who might benefit from tax deductions in whatever country they happen to live in?
It also makes me wonder why the GOB had all that money to "donate" to the now bankrupt hotel on the beach and not to the building of a hospital????????
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