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State of the bus station in Caleta de Fuste
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Courtesy of Radio Television AguaCabra

* Dirt, abandonment and without lighting: "that is the entrance door of the tourist who decides to bet on public transport"

* Two discs forbidden the passage to vehicles prevent electric cars from accessing the recharging point

The spokesman of the PP in Antigua, Gustavo Berriel denounces the state of abandonment of the Parade of Guaguas de El Castillo dependent on the Cabildo of Fuerteventura that offers "a terrible image to the tourist.We are not willing to suffer the abandonment of the Cabildo because of our image depends the economy of Antigua ", sentence.

Berriel has visited the area where he has been able to check the dirtiness of his surroundings. Weeds invade roundabouts and flower beds, lack gardening due to lack of irrigation and cleaning. "Look where there is trash," denounces the PP spokesman.

In addition, when the night comes, the users of these facilities are "in the dark, with only two or three street lamps that work." That generates a sense of insecurity that is the worst postcard we can offer to the tourist who is committed to the use of public transport to get to Caleta de Fuste ".

For Berriel, "the height" is that the Cabildo of Fuerteventura has installed two discs forbidden the passage to vehicles "just where the charging point for electric cars is located." Not only is it enough to build and design new facilities and services. We must also maintain them because we live from the image we offer the visitor ", says Berriel," the pact of CC and PSOE has not only abandoned Antigua, but all of Fuerteventura. The Bus Station of Caleta de Fuste is just an example that the City of Antigua should not allow under any circumstances because the economic lung of the municipality is at stake ".
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Rubbish hasn't been collected around the bus station site for sometime - cans, bottles and fag ends are littered everywhere.

It's typical of projects on the island - Money is spent on them and there's no general maintenance until they have to through a big amount of Money at it.
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That's very sad but true. I've seen many great projects on the island to go belly up just because the council wasn't able to find a few hundreds euros every year to keep them alive. Like installing new solar lights for 160K euros and not being able to fix the broken ones in Caleta.

Litter is another story. Not just at the bus station but in the towns. There's so many unemployed people, why don't the government make them to work a couple of hours a day to clean the streets?
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(17-01-2019, 12:14 PM)Sam Wrote: That's very sad but true. I've seen many great projects on the island to go belly up just because the council wasn't able to find a few hundreds euros every year to keep them alive. Like installing new solar lights for 160K euros and not being able to fix the broken ones in Caleta.

Litter is another story. Not just at the bus station but in the towns. There's so many unemployed people, why don't the government make them to work a couple of hours a day to clean the streets?

This has been muted many many times in The UK, and never did and never will get off the ground, and to be honest, I agree with the many people who objected at the idea, mainly the unions obviously but many other people there are so many snags to this kind of scheme.

If you are working can you claim benefits?

If there is a need someone should be employed to do it?

Who is responsible for Insuring these people in case of accidents?

As there are already people employed in this role, do you use their hourly rate and tell unemployed people you have to work X hours a week for your Z amount of benefit?

Are they going to be eligible for holiday pay?

It just goes on.

I heard someone years ago in a bar say that all the unemployed under  21 should be enlisted in the army, sounded a good idea, The Landlord however who was a retired Regimental Sergeant Major was apoplectic, and threatened to bar him and asked the question why would you want to burden the army with them. Rolleyes Undecided
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You've only got to look at the state of some of the pavements to see where some Money should be spent.
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(17-01-2019, 01:27 PM)Johnrgby Wrote: ...If you are working can you claim benefits?...

I know, it would be challenging but getting the people on benefits a bit busy would make it harder for them to work without a contract (while claiming benefits). Picking up the litter would help the environment and keeping the island clean could the following year bring more tourists to Fuerteventura and get the unemployment down.
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When I lived in Ireland years ago there was an “Employment scheme” for the unemployed. It worked like this:

Once you were unemployed for 6 months (as far as I remember, or it may have been a year) you were “requested” to sign up to a local initiative employment scheme working on whatever council or community projects that were on the go. It wasn’t compulsory but “could” leave you open to more scrutiny if you didn’t.

You got an extra £10 in your benefits (at that time it was about £45 per wk as I recall) & were “contracted” to work 20 hrs per wk. In practise what happened was you worked week on, week off. You’re benefits were paid as normal (plus the £10) whether it was your working week or not & you were free to make any other Money you could outside of your community working hours.

Lots of people found this very beneficial as it took eyes off them to do work that would otherwise have been on the sly & didn’t put them in the position of having benefits stopped for said work & benefitted the local community no end.

Don’t see why a variation of this wouldn’t still work !! IMHO
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(17-01-2019, 03:56 PM)Spitfire58 Wrote: When I lived in Ireland years ago there was an “Employment scheme” for the unemployed. It worked like this:

Once you were unemployed for 6 months (as far as I remember, or it may have been a year) you were “requested” to sign up to a local initiative employment scheme working on whatever council or community projects that were on the go. It wasn’t compulsory but “could” leave you open to more scrutiny if you didn’t.

You got an extra £10 in your benefits (at that time it was about £45 per wk as I recall) & were “contracted” to work 20 hrs per wk. In practise what happened was you worked week on, week off. You’re benefits were paid as normal (plus the £10) whether it was your working week or not & you were free to make any other money you could outside of your community working hours.

Lots of people found this very beneficial as it took eyes off them to do work that would otherwise have been on the sly & didn’t put them in the position of having benefits stopped for said work & benefitted the local community no end.

Don’t see why a variation of this wouldn’t still work !! IMHO

Can I assume this was Eire and not Northern island Ron? I would have thought you would have the unions up in arms over that in the UK.
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Yeah John. Sorry my fault, Eire. I only ever refer to it as “Ireland”  Rolleyes Rolleyes
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It looks like somebody had the same idea, getting jobseekers to clean the streets.
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